MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Kenny Lofton made sure Milwaukee didn't mount
But Lofton, who looked like he might reach the sinking liner,
short hopped it and threw on the run to get Geoff Jenkins at third.
"Kenny Lofton was perfect," Brewers manager Ned Yost said.
"It takes a perfect throw to get Jenkins, and he made it," Yost
The 36-year-old Lofton, a six-time All-Star, also hit a solo
homer to lead off the seventh. He was added to the NL internet
voting ballot for next Tuesday's All-Star game when the Cubs' Corey
Patterson was injured.
"You can't call that play luck," Vander Wal said. "He's been
an All-Star out there."
The only Pirate currently on the All-Star team is Williams
(1-3), but he blew his fifth save in 29 chances and increased his
ERA to 6.62.
"I blew the lead, and they bounced right back," Williams said.
Joe Beimel got one out in the bottom of the tenth before giving
up a single to Podsednik and a walk to Jenkins. Torres finished for
his second save.
Pirates starter Josh Fogg allowed three runs on five hits in six
innings, retiring 11 straight at one point.
Ramirez added a two-run double in the third, Jason Kendall, who
had three hits, had an RBI single in the fifth, and a solo homer by
Stairs in the sixth made it 5-0.
Sexson's three-run homer in the sixth, his 24th, started
Lofton and Eddie Perez traded solo homers in the seventh to make
Milwaukee starter Matt Kinney allowed five runs--four earned--on
eight hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out five.
^Notes:@ Brewers LHP Glendon Rusch (1-11, 8.61 ERA) is scheduled to
start Wednesday against the Pirates, hoping to snap a career-high
10-game losing streak. He is 1-6 lifetime against Pittsburgh, but
beat them April 8 for his lone victory this season. ... Kendall
extended his hitting streak to 13 games. ... Jenkins recorded his
10th outfield assist of the season.