Clayton and Osik did their damage in the second and fourth
innings against Dan Wheeler, who replaced injured starter Tom
Glavine in the second inning.
Glavine had his second one-inning stint of the season against
the Brewers, leaving this time because of a right ribcage strain.
It was the second straight win for the Brewers following a
three-game losing streak. New York has dropped four in a row.
Both last-place teams are 43-63, but Milwaukee won at Shea
Stadium for the fourth straight game -- its longest winning streak
there in franchise history.
The game drew 22,846, a significant improvement over the 6,056
who watched Milwaukee win Monday night in a makeup from an earlier
Glavine was injured while throwing a pitch in the top of the
first. He completed the inning, throwing 18 pitches -- 11 for
strikes -- and is day to day.
The injury is the latest in a season of misfortunes for Glavine,
who is in his first year with the Mets. He is 6-11 with a 5.10 ERA,
and has only one win in his last 12 starts.
Milwaukee's Ben Sheets (10-7) allowed three runs on seven hits
and didn't walk a batter in 6 2-3 innings as he won for the fourth
time in five decisions. He also beat the Mets on June 5 when
Glavine left in the first inning because of swelling in his left
Mike DeJean pitched two innings for his 18th save in 25 chances.
Osik gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead in the second with a solo homer
-- his second -- off Wheeler (0-1).
The Mets responded in their half when Jason Phillips led off
with a single and scored the tying run on Timo Perez's double. Ty
Wigginton drove in Perez with the first of his three singles to
make it 2-1.
Wheeler got into more trouble in the fourth. Ginter and Osik hit
one-out singles before Clayton's 10th homer gave Milwaukee a 4-2
New York got within a run in their half of the fourth on
Wigginton's infield single. Cliff Floyd hit a leadoff double and
moved to third on Phillips' groundout. One out later, Wigginton hit
a hard grounder to third that Ginter stopped with a diving stab
toward the line, but his bounced throw wasn't handled by first
baseman Richie Sexson as Floyd scored.
Clark doubled in two runs in the ninth to make it 6-3.
Before the game, new Hall of Famer Gary Carter was honored
with a pregame ceremony that was attended by former manager Davey
Johnson and several teammates from New York's 1986 world
championship team. ... Sheets has walked just one in his last 26
2-3 innings. ... Brewers 3B Wes Helms didn't play because of a
slight hamstring injury sustained Monday.