NEW YORK (AP) – Prince Fielder hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for an 8-7 victory over the Mets tonight after squandering a six-run lead in the first game of a doubleheader.
Pinch-hitter and former Met Carlos Gomez walked, stole second and advanced to third when rookie catcher Mike Nickeas’ errant throw went into center field. He scored on Corey Hart’s tapper off Manny Acosta (3-2) between the mound and third base to tie it at 7 with two outs in the eighth.
Ryan Braun hit another infield single and Hisanori Takahashi relieved. Fielder followed with a sharp single to give the Brewers the lead a night after they blew a game in the ninth and lost to the Mets.