MILWAUKEE (AP) -- First baseman Lyle Overbay botched Gerald Williams' bunt for a tiebreaking two-run error in a five-run seventh inning, and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 Wednesday night for their first two-game winning streak in nearly a month.
Williams bunted about 20 feet back toward the mound, and Adams
and Overbay nearly collided trying to field the sacrifice. Overbay
stumbled, grabbed the ball and threw from his knees, but it got
past second baseman Bill Hall, who was covering first, and rolled
down the right-field line as the Mets took a 5-3 lead. One out
later, Todd Zeile's single scored Williams to make it 6-3.
Pedro Feliciano (1-0) earned his first major league decision in
32 career appearances, striking out both batters he faced in the
New York had not won consecutive games since July 6-7 at
Philadelphia. The Mets, 34-17 against Milwaukee, also scored five
runs in both the sixth and ninth innings of their 12-3 rout Tuesday
Adams, a rookie, lost for the first time in his major league
career. Milwaukee, 10-21 since July 2, dropped a season-high four
games below .500 at 51-55.
New York starter Steve Trachsel gave up three runs, eight hits
and five walks win 5 1-3 innings.
Davis allowed three runs and three hits in six innings. He was
0-for-2 at the plate, dropping to 1-for-46 (.022) this season.
Bill Hall had two doubles, a single and two stolen bases for
Milwaukee, which went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position.
Cameron's 23rd homer, his seventh in his last 11 games, gave the
Mets a 1-0 lead in the fifth. Milwaukee went ahead in the bottom
half when Branyan hit a two-run triple and scored on Overbay's
RHP Victor Zambrano is to make his Mets debut Thursday
against Milwaukee. ... The Mets' Mike Piazza has not homered in 17
games since July 17. ... The Brewers placed INF Keith Ginter on the
15-day DL, retroactive to July 25, with a sprained left wrist.