NEW YORK (AP) – Geoff Jenkins went 5-for-5 and drove in the tying run, keying a five-run rally in the ninth inning that carried the Milwaukee Brewers past the New York Mets 12-9 Thursday.

Pinch-hitter Damian Miller drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single, and Wes Helms capped the outburst with a two-run double. Milwaukee roughed up six New York pitchers for 21 hits during a game that last an unbearable 4 hours, 9 minutes in stifling humidity.

Mike Piazza homered and drove in five runs for the Mets. Carlos Beltran and Mike Cameron also connected.

Roberto Hernandez (5-5) relieved with New York leading 9-7 in the ninth. Bill Hall led off with a double and scored on Brady Clark’s fourth single. Rickie Weeks followed with a single, and Lyle Overbay’s sacrifice advanced the runners to second and third.

Carlos Lee was intentionally walked, loading the bases, and Jenkins singled to left to tie it at 9 with his fifth hit of the game. Weeks was thrown out at home on the play for the second out.

But Miller hit a grounder deep in the hole at shortstop and beat it out, scoring Lee with the go-ahead run. Helms followed with a line-drive double that got past Beltran in center for two more runs.

Julio Santana (3-5) worked the eighth for the win, and Derrick Turnbow got three outs for his 23rd save in 26 chances. Overbay and Russell Branyan each knocked in two runs, and Lee scored three times.

With a heat advisory in effect for New York City, Piazza caught a day game after a night game and got three hits, each of them producing runs.

Beltran hit his 13th homer in the third inning, and Piazza had a two-run shot. It was his 14th this year, second in two days and No. 392 of his career.

An inning later, Pizza hit a bases-loaded single, driving in two more runs.

Cameron’s 12th homer, a shot estimated at 460 feet to center, broke a 6-6 tie in the sixth. After David Wright beat out an infield hit, Piazza doubled for another RBI.

With thunder and lightning cracking just beyond the right-field fence, the Brewers pushed across a run in the eighth on an error by left fielder Chris Woodward.

The Mets added a run in the eighth on Jose Offerman’s two-out double, making it 9-7.

New York starter Kris Benson gave up six runs and 11 hits in five innings. Milwaukee’s Doug Davis walked a career-high seven and departed in the fourth.

Notes: Beltran stranded two runners in two at-bats before connecting in the third. He came in batting .357 in day games, third-best in the NL. … Woodward had three hits. … Three Brewers were hit by pitches.

AP-ES-08-04-05 1647EDT


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