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Fielder's two homers propel Brewers past Phillies

Apr 24, 2008 - 4:24 AM By Nick Berenz PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

MILWAUKEE (Ticker) - For Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies, it was one batter too many. For Prince Fielder and the Milwaukee Brewers, it was just enough.

Fielder hit two homers, including a go-ahead shot in the eighth inning off Hamels, to lead the Brewers to a 5-4 victory over the Phillies at Miller Park on Wednesday.

With Philadelphia trailing, 4-3, in the eight inning, manager Charlie Manuel elected to let ace lefty Hamels (2-3) face the lefthanded hitting Fielder despite already throwing 113 pitches and allowing a leadoff double to Ryan Braun in the frame.

"I was definitely going to leave him in to face Fielder, he had pitched very good," Manuel said. "I liked it, that's why I left him in there."

Fielder made the Phillies pay for the decision with a blast over the right-center field wall to make it 5-4. It was the burly first baseman's third homer of 2008 and the ninth multi-homer game of his career.

"They went over the fence and that tells me enough, I'm just trying to hit the ball hard," Fielder said. "It wasn't about locking in, it was just about trying to win the competition. He's a good pitcher, but I've got a job to do."

Rookie Mitch Stetter (1-0) got the win for Milwaukee after pitching two innings in relief for starter Dave Bush.

Bush, who was pitching in place of the injured Ben Sheets (soreness in his right triceps), allowed four runs and eight hits in six frames, including a solo homer to Pat Burrell that gave Philadelphia a 4-3 lead in the top of sixth.

"I was trying to go down and away," Bush said. "I had gotten him out on the inside twice earlier in the game, but he got it."

Derrick Turnbow worked around a one-out walk in the ninth for his first save of the season. Turnbow, who saved 39 games for the Brewers four years ago, was manager Ned Yost's choice to finish the game after Eric Gagne had pitched five of the last six days, including blowing his last two save opportunities.

"I made my mind up today that in a save situation depending on where we were in the lineup, it was going to be Turnbow or Shousey (Brian Shouse)," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "Gagne was not getting up no matter what today."

Turnbow's last save came a year ago today in a 4-3 victory on April 23, 2007 in Chicago against the Cubs.

"You don't know how much it helped me to get though that inning (tonight)," Turnbow said. "It means a lot, psyche-wise it's a huge lift."

After a rough first inning that saw Hamels give up three runs - including the first two-run shot to Fielder - the lefthander appeared to settle down over the next six shutout innings, recording 10 of his season-high 11 strikeouts in the process. Overall Hamels gave up five runs, eight hits and two walks in seven-plus frames.

"That first inning I was making great pitches, they were just able to get the hits," Hamels said. "I felt good that I was able to get a lot of my pitches working, unfortunately I didn't get him (Fielder)."

Phillies All-Star second baseman Chase Utley, who went 2-for-3, continued his hot hitting with a solo shot off Bush in the third to put the visitors on the board. It was Utley's sixth homer in the last seven games and extended his hitting streak to eight games.

Greg Dobbs also connected on a two-run blast off Bush in the fifth that tied the game at 3-3 for Philadelphia.








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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 4 9 1
    MILWAUKEE 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 x 5 9 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PHI - COLE HAMELS, CHAD DURBIN (8TH) AND CARLOS RUIZ
    MIL - DAVE BUSH, MITCH STETTER (7TH), DERRICK TURNBOW
    (9TH) AND JASON KENDALL

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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY PRINCE FIELDER (3) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 8TH OFF COLE HAMELS SCORED RYAN BRAUN.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 4, MILWAUKEE 5
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C HART (.276, 1-FOR-3)

    Phillies 4, Brewers 5  Bot 8, 0 OutsApr 23 10:41 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY PAT BURRELL (8) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
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    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 4, MILWAUKEE 3
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: G JENKINS (.242, 0-FOR-2)

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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY GREG DOBBS (2) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF DAVE BUSH SCORED JAYSON WERTH.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 3, MILWAUKEE 3
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: C UTLEY (.365, 1-FOR-1, BB, HR, RBI)

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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CHASE UTLEY (10) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF DAVE BUSH.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 1, MILWAUKEE 3
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.188, 0-FOR-1)

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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY PRINCE FIELDER (2) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 1ST OFF COLE HAMELS SCORED GABE KAPLER.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 0, MILWAUKEE 3
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C HART (.274, 1 HR, 10 RBI)

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    SINGLE BY GABE KAPLER SCORED RICKIE WEEKS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G KAPLER ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 0
    MILWAUKEE 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: R BRAUN (.247, 3 HR, 13 RBI)

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