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Huff powers Orioles to wild win over Brewers

Jun 21, 2008 - 4:52 AM By Dave Cotey PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- Aubrey Huff's power surge has the Baltimore Orioles streaking.

Huff registered his seventh multi-homer game of his career with a pair of solo shots and drove in three runs as the Orioles beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 8-5, at Miller Park on Friday.

Brian Roberts added three hits and scored twice for the Orioles, who won their third straight game and fifth in six tries.

Huff, who finished a triple shy of the cycle, hit his first home run off Brewers reliever Mark DiFelice in the fourth inning. He added his second shot in the eighth off Carlos Villanueva.

"Timing - it comes and goes and I'm going to try and ride it as long as I can," Huff said. "Tomorrow it could be gone."

Huff homered in consecutive games for the second time this week and has five home runs in his last five games.

"This is the best I've felt (this year)," said Huff, who matched a career high with four hits.

Huff also hit home runs on Sunday and Monday for the Orioles, who improved to 8-2 in interleague play.

"He's at his best when he gets hits the other way," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said of Huff. "He's locked in right now."

Five Baltimore relievers shut out the Brewers over the final six innings after starter Radhames Liz failed to record an out in the third. Lance Cormier (1-2) pitched two scoreless frames for the win and George Sherrill got out of bases-loaded, ninth-inning jam for his 25th save.

"I don't get nervous when I'm out there," Sherrill said. "My fastball was all over the place, but I was able to make some pitches and made the defense work."

The Orioles scored six runs in the first two innings off Brewers starter Jeff Suppan (4-5), who lasted just 1 2/3 innings and surrendered seven hits. It was the veteran righthander's shortest outing since May 10, 1998, when he recorded just four outs as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"On 0-2, I was unable to put them away," Suppan said. "I missed my locations, and when I was in the zone, I was up. Tonight, unfortunately, I didn't give the team a chance to win. I put the team in a hole early on."

J.J. Hardy and Prince Fielder homered for the Brewers, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.

The Brewers left 11 runners on base and were 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

"Their bullpen did a nice job of coming in and shutting down the game," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "We had the bases loaded there with nobody out and made it exciting."








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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    BALTIMORE 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 8 13 0
    MILWAUKEE 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 7 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: BAL - RADHAMES LIZ, LANCE CORMIER (3RD), DENNIS SARFATE (5TH), JAMIE
    WALKER (6TH), CHAD BRADFORD (8TH), GEORGE SHERRILL (9TH) AND
    RAMON HERNANDEZ
    MIL - JEFF SUPPAN

    Jun 20 11:34 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY AUBREY HUFF (14) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF CARLOS VILLANUEVA.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 8, MILWAUKEE 5
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: R HERNANDEZ (.239, 1-FOR-4, RBI)

    Orioles 8, Brewers 5  Top 8, 0 OutsJun 20 11:05 PM
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    Orioles 7, Brewers 5  Bot 5, 0 OutsJun 20 10:16 PM
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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY AUBREY HUFF (13) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF MARK DIFELICE.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 7, MILWAUKEE 5
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: R HERNANDEZ (.241, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Orioles 7, Brewers 5  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 20 9:40 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY PRINCE FIELDER (14) TO RIGHT CENTER
    WITH 0 OUT IN THE 3RD OFF RADHAMES LIZ SCORED RYAN BRAUN.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 6, MILWAUKEE 5
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C HART (.290, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 6, Brewers 5  Bot 3, 0 OutsJun 20 9:28 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CRAIG COUNSELL SCORED JASON KENDALL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C COUNSELL ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 6
    MILWAUKEE 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: J HARDY (.250, 1-FOR-1, HR, 2 RBI)

    Orioles 6, Brewers 3  Bot 2, 0 OutsJun 20 9:08 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RAMON HERNANDEZ SCORED MELVIN MORA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R HERNANDEZ ON FIRST, A HUFF ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 6
    MILWAUKEE 2 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: L SCOTT (.275, 0-FOR-0, SF, RBI)

    Orioles 6, Brewers 2  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 20 8:52 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY AUBREY HUFF SCORED BRIAN ROBERTS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A HUFF ON FIRST, M MORA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 5
    MILWAUKEE 2 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: R HERNANDEZ (.238, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 5, Brewers 2  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 20 8:50 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY J.J. HARDY (5) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 1ST OFF RADHAMES LIZ SCORED CRAIG COUNSELL.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 4, MILWAUKEE 2
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: R BRAUN (.288, 20 HR, 55 RBI)

    Orioles 4, Brewers 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 20 8:30 PM


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    CURRENT PITCHERS: BAL - RADHAMES LIZ
    MIL - JEFF SUPPAN

    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C COUNSELL (.245, 1 HR, 7 RBI)
    J HARDY (.247, 4 HR, 19 RBI)
    R BRAUN (.288, 20 HR, 55 RBI

    Orioles 4, Brewers 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 20 8:26 PM
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