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Brewers 4, Angels 3, 10 innings

May 10, 1997

MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Jose Valentin drew a bases-loaded walk from Rich DeLucia in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers past the Anaheim Angels 4-3 Saturday.

DeLucia (2-1) walked three straight batters after shortstop Gary DiSarcina misplayed John Jaha’s grounder leading off the 10th.

Doug Jones (3-0) picked up the victory, his ninth straight since last June 13, with one scoreless inning.

It was the Angels’ sixth extra-inning game of the season and the Brewers’ first.

The Brewers, who beat Anaheim 5-4 Friday night, improved their AL-best mark in one-run games to 8-1.

Anaheim rookie Jason Dickson scattered nine hits in 6 1-3 innings. He left after consecutive singles by Mark Loretta and Jesse Levis in the seventh, and Jeff Cirillo hit a two-run single off Mike James that tied it at 3.

Craig Grebeck had an RBI double in the second, Tim Salmon added a run-scoring single in the third and Jim Leyritz’s bloop RBI single in the fifth made it 3-0 against Brewers starter Scott Karl.

Milwaukee pulled to 3-1 in the fifth on an RBI single by Levis, but Loretta’s baserunning blunder cost the Brewers when he failed to tag up from third on Cirillo’s deep fly ball to right-center.

Loretta had trotted halfway down the line when right fielder Tim Salmon chased down Cirillo’s one-out shot in the gap. Dave Nilsson then ended the inning with a groundout to an ear-piercing chorus of boos from the crowd of just 15,240 at chilly County Stadium.

Notes: Levis tied his career high with three hits ... Gerald Williams batted leadoff for Milwaukee for the second straight time. The Brewers have been unable to settle that spot since Fernando Vina broke his left ankle on April 19 ... Angels DH Eddie Murray played his 2,998th game and is on pace to become only the sixth player to play 3,000 games Monday night at Anaheim. The other five are Pete Rose (3,562), Carl Yastrzemski (3,308), Hank Aaron (3,298), Ty Cobb (3,033) and Stan Musial (3,026) ... Jose Mercedes, who pitched part of the seventh for Milwaukee, is scheduled to start against Seattle on Tuesday.

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