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SAN DIEGO (AP)—Corey Koskie doubled in the go-ahead run off Trevor Hoffman with two outs in the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat San Diego 5-4 on Tuesday night to end the Padres’ nine-game winning streak.
San Diego had tied the game at 4 in the sixth on Khalil Greene’s three-run homer.
Carlos Lee, who homered in the fifth inning, started Milwaukee’s winning rally with a two-out double into the left-field corner. Koskie followed with the double into the right-field corner off Hoffman (0-1).
Lee hit his 15th, which put him two behind major league leader Albert Pujols, on a 2-2 pitch with one out. Left fielder Dave Roberts hurt the back of his neck crashing into the wall making a futile effort at catching the ball. Roberts stayed on the ground for several minutes and was checked by the assistant trainer before staying in the game.
Cirillo homered with two outs, lining a 1-0 pitch to left, his first. Cirillo started in place of rookie first baseman Prince Fielder, who sat out due to the groin tightness that forced him out of Sunday’s game at Los Angeles.
Hensley dodged trouble in the first and second innings, when the Brewers got runners to third with two outs, but he wasn’t able to get out of a jam in the fourth. Koskie hit a leadoff double and Cirillo walked, and both scored when Damian Miller’s sharp double landed just inside third base and rolled into the left-field corner, giving the Brewers a 2-1 lead.
San Diego took a 1-0 lead in the first on shortstop J.J. Hardy’s throwing error. Roberts hit a leadoff single and Mike Cameron walked. Brian Giles grounded to Cirillo, who forced Cameron at second only to see Hardy’s low throw back to first allow Roberts to score.
Davis went seven innings, allowing four runs and five hits while striking out three and walking three. Hensley allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings, struck out four and walked three.
Brewers RHP Ben Sheets (1-3, 6.64 ERA) was to be placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday with tendinitis in his right shoulder. The move will be retroactive to last Wednesday. A corresponding roster move was to be announced Wednesday. … RHP Ben Hendrickson (0-0, 2.79) will start in Sheets’ spot on Thursday against the Padres. … Fielder was available to pinch hit and is expected back in the lineup on Wednesday night.