Brewers Top Rockies: Sheets Finger Still Sore

Pinch-hitter Kevin Mench's tiebreaking R-B-I triple in the seventh inning lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-to-3 victory over the visiting Colorado Rockies.

Mench scored on a wild pitch to make it 4-2 for the Brewers.

Both runs were charged to Colorado reliever Jeremy Affeldt, who falls to 4-and-2 on the year.

Matt Wise pitched one scoreless inning in relief of Jeff Suppan (SOO'-pahn) and got the win. He moves to 3-and-1.

Derrick Turnbow gave up a solo homer to Brad Hawpe (hahp) in the eighth, but Francisco Cordero pitched a scoreless ninth for his 28th save in 31 chances.

Meanwhile, the middle finger on Ben Sheets' pitching hand still hasn't improved, and the Brewers All-Star isn't sure he'll be able to make his next start Thursday.

Sheets said this afternoon he can bend the finger but he can't put any pressure on it.

The right-hander injured the finger yesterday while throwing a pitch in the fourth inning.

A team trainer initially diagnosed the injury as a sprained right middle finger. The team said Sheets will have an M-R-I tomorrow if the finger hadn't improved.

Sheets says today he's still not sure whether the M-R-I will be necessary. Manager Ned Yost says the team will know more tomorrow.

Sheets turns 29 on Wednesday. He's 10-and 4 this season with a 3-point-3-9 E-R-A.


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