Final in 10

Series: Game 1 of 3

Milwaukee leads 1-0 (as of 5/9)

Game 1: Tuesday, May 9
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Game 2: Wednesday, May 10
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Game 3: Thursday, May 11
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Brewers 5

(17-16, 6-10 away)

Padres 4

(17-16, 8-12 home)

10:05 PM ET, May 9, 2006

Petco Park, San Diego, California 

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W: D. Kolb (2-0)

L: T. Hoffman (0-1)

S: D. Turnbow (11)

Brewers end Padres' win streak at nine games

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers didn't care that they ended the San Diego Padres' nine-game winning streak. Coming off a tough sweep at Los Angeles, winning a road game was a big enough feat.

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 fifth-longest winning streak in Padres history.

San Diego had tied the game at 4 in the sixth on Khalil Greene's three-run homer.

"We were getting on a little bit of a downward slide," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "It was important to pull this one out, get the trend reversed a little bit and get back on the winning side of the column.

"Again, right now it doesn't really matter if they're hot, cold, indifferent, just to win right now."

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).

Hoffman, known for his changeup, fell behind 3-1 against Koskie, then left a fastball over the plate.

"You have got to make a better pitch," Hoffman said. "I wanted to throw the heater because I felt I could control that pitch better than the changeup. But you can't leave a ball out over the middle of the plate in a game that is on the line right there."

The Brewers were coming off a sweep in L.A. in which they dropped a pair of one-run games, then lost the series finale by eight runs.

"It was a tough game," Lee said. "We had control, then they came back and tied it. We've kind of lost some tough ones on the road. We bounced back and held them and got the big run."

Dan Kolb (2-0) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win, and Derrick Turnbow pitched the 10th for his 11th save in as many chances. The four Milwaukee pitchers allowed a total of five hits.

Greene tied the game with his shot into the left-field corner off left-hander Doug Davis with two outs in the sixth. Mike Piazza was aboard on a walk and Vinny Castilla on a single.

It was Greene's team-high seventh homer. Greene also homered off Greg Maddux in Monday night's 8-3 win over the Chicago Cubs. He went 4-for-4 with four RBI in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Cubs.

The Brewers took a 4-1 lead with homers by Lee and Jeff Cirillo off Clay Hensley in the fifth inning.

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 for his first of the season. 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 threw 127 pitches in 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.

Game notes


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 ERA) 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.

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