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Updated: Thursday, May 13, 2004 12:56 AM EDT
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MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- Red-hot Lyle Overbay keyed a four-run sixth inning with a two-run double and scored the go-ahead run on an error as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Expos .

The Brewers won for the fourth time in five games and moved over .500 (17-16) for the first time since April 30. Montreal (10-24) dropped its third straight game.

Expos starter Zach Day (2-4) took a 3-0 lead into the sixth and got the leadoff hitter before Craig Counsell doubled and Keith Ginter snapped an 0-for-14 slide with a single to put runners at the corners.

Geoff Jenkins singled home a run and Overbay doubled to deep center, extending his hitting streak to 13 games and pulling the Brewers to a 3-3 tie.

Wes Helms followed with a grounder to the left of second baseman Jose Vidro , who misplayed it for an error that allowed Overbay to score.

"He was throwing the pitches down," said Overbay, who grounded out in his first two at-bats against Day. "It was tough to get a base hit and to elevate something up in the air to get a line drive or something in the gap when he keeps the ball down."

Day had retired 11 straight Brewers before he gave up four straight hits in the sixth.

"With Overbay, it was just a breaking ball that I hung," Day said. "The two batters before that, I thought I made good pitches."

Overbay doubled a second time in the eighth off reliever Jeremy Fikac to raise his season total to 18, tops in the National League.

After a five-run ninth inning in an 8-5, 14-inning victory Tuesday, Brewers manager Ned Yost was glad to see his team put some hits together again.

"Right now Lyle is really swinging the bat good," Yost said. "Wes (Helms) is swinging the bat better. (Jenkins) is right there, getting ready to explode. With Counsell and (Scott) Podsednik doing their thing, you feel good about your offense."

Wes Obermueller (2-1) allowed three runs and five hits in six innings, striking out two without a walk. The bullpen pitched three scoreless innings, with Danny Kolb working the ninth for his seventh save and his 10th straight dating back to last season.

Day allowed four runs, six hits and a walk in six innings, striking out six. He also hit a 365-foot home run to left field in the third inning, the first by an Expos pitcher since Britt Reames on May 21, 2001 against the New York Mets .

Podsednik stole second in the seventh inning and is 19-for-19 this season.


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