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Late homer lifts Angels over Brewers

Late homer lifts Angels over Brewers
Posted August 31st, 2013 @ 9:56pm

MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Pinch-hitter Hank Conger came through with a two-run homer in the ninth inning off closer Jim Henderson that sent the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.

Milwaukee had been 50-0 this season when leading after eight innings, the only team in the majors without a loss.

Henderson (3-4) retired his first two batters in the ninth before pinch-hitter Josh Hamilton doubled off the glove of sliding right fielder Caleb Gindle. Conger followed with his seventh home run, driving a 2-1 delivery to right.

Dane Da La Rosa (6-1) pitched a perfect eighth for the win. Ernesto Frieri worked the ninth for his 29th save in 33 chances.

The Angels and Brewers conclude the interleague series Sunday, with coverage in Madison on 1310 WIBA at 12:35pm.

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