Fielder Homers to Lead Brewers Past Marlins

Gagne picks up his seventh save after Milwaukee beats Pinto
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2008 12:21 AM CDT
Fielder Homers to Lead Brewers Past Marlins
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Eric Gagne (38) is congratulated by catcher Jason Kendall after a baseball game against the Florida Marlins. Gagne got the save as the Brewers won 4-3.    (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Prince Fielder hit a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning and also had an RBI single to power the Milwaukee Brewers past the Florida Marlins 4-3 last night. Fielder's fourth home run of the season, a mammoth shot to dead center off reliever Renyel Pinto (1-1), broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the eighth. Pinto had not allowed a run in his previous 11 appearances.

It was Fielder's second game-winning home run in four days. He also homered twice against Philadelphia on Wednesday, with the game-winning blast coming in the eighth inning of a 5-4 victory. Eric Gagne pitched the ninth for his seventh save. Salomon Torres (3-0) got the win despite failing to protect a 3-2 lead when Josh Willingham grounded into a double play that scored Dan Uggla in the eighth. (More MLB stories.)

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