Ted Simmons' two-out, two-run triple in the eighth inning broke a 3-3 tie last night in Milwaukee and gave the Brewers a 6-3 victory over the New York Yankees.
Simmons' long drive to left-center fell just out of the reach of center fielder Omar Moreno.
The Brewers set the stage for Simmons when leadoff hitter Paul Molitor reach first on second baseman Willie Randolph's error. One out later, Molitor was forced at second by Robin Yount. But Cecil Cooper followed with a single and Simmons tripled to chase starter Dave Righetti (14-6). George Frazier relieved and threw a wild pitch, allowing Simmons to score the Brewers' last run.
Simmons' hit made a winner of reliever Jim Slaton (12-5), who pitched three innings of three-hit relief, allowing a run on Don Baylor's eighth-inning homer. Pete Ladd pitched the ninth for his 19th save.
Mark Brouhard gave the Brewers a 3-2 lead in the seventh after Simmons singled, hitting the next pitch for his fourth homer, third against Righetti.
"I think the whole ballpark figured I was bunting," he said, "so I was looking 100 percent for a fast ball and there it was. If it would have been anything else, it would have been strike one."