Glavine lasts just one inning; Brewers roll


NEW YORK (AP) -- Royce Clayton hit a three-run homer, and Keith
Osik added a solo shot as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the New York
Mets 6-3 on Tuesday night.

Clayton and Osik did their damage in the second and fourth
innings against Dan Wheeler, who replaced injured starter Tom
Glavine in the second inning.

Glavine had his second one-inning stint of the season against
the Brewers, leaving this time because of a right ribcage strain.

It was the second straight win for the Brewers following a
three-game losing streak. New York has dropped four in a row.

Both last-place teams are 43-63, but Milwaukee won at Shea
Stadium for the fourth straight game -- its longest winning streak
there in franchise history.

The game drew 22,846, a significant improvement over the 6,056
who watched Milwaukee win Monday night in a makeup from an earlier

Glavine was injured while throwing a pitch in the top of the
first. He completed the inning, throwing 18 pitches -- 11 for
strikes -- and is day to day.

The Brewers loaded the bases in the first against Glavine, who
allowed two hits. Brady Clark reached on catcher's interference
with two outs, but Glavine got Keith Ginter to line out.

The injury is the latest in a season of misfortunes for Glavine,
who is in his first year with the Mets. He is 6-11 with a 5.10 ERA,
and has only one win in his last 12 starts.

Milwaukee's Ben Sheets (10-7) allowed three runs on seven hits
and didn't walk a batter in 6 2-3 innings as he won for the fourth
time in five decisions. He also beat the Mets on June 5 when
Glavine left in the first inning because of swelling in his left

Mike DeJean pitched two innings for his 18th save in 25 chances.

Osik gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead in the second with a solo homer
-- his second -- off Wheeler (0-1).

The Mets responded in their half when Jason Phillips led off
with a single and scored the tying run on Timo Perez's double. Ty
Wigginton drove in Perez with the first of his three singles to
make it 2-1.

Wheeler got into more trouble in the fourth. Ginter and Osik hit
one-out singles before Clayton's 10th homer gave Milwaukee a 4-2

New York got within a run in their half of the fourth on
Wigginton's infield single. Cliff Floyd hit a leadoff double and
moved to third on Phillips' groundout. One out later, Wigginton hit
a hard grounder to third that Ginter stopped with a diving stab
toward the line, but his bounced throw wasn't handled by first
baseman Richie Sexson as Floyd scored.

Clark doubled in two runs in the ninth to make it 6-3.

Game notes
Before the game, new Hall of Famer Gary Carter was honored
with a pregame ceremony that was attended by former manager Davey
Johnson and several teammates from New York's 1986 world
championship team. ... Sheets has walked just one in his last 26
2-3 innings. ... Brewers 3B Wes Helms didn't play because of a
slight hamstring injury sustained Monday.