MILWAUKEE, SEPT. 25 -- B.J. Surhoff drove in four runs, three with a triple, and Robin Yount had a homer and three RBI tonight as the Milwaukee Brewers ended a seven-game losing streak with an 8-4 triumph over the American League East-leading Toronto Blue Jays.
Toronto's lead over second-place Boston remained at 1 1/2 games as the Red Sox lost to Cleveland, 5-2.
The Brewers were aided by two disputed calls in their three-run sixth inning that put them in front to stay.
"They scored a couple of runs after those calls. We just felt like they were out, and those two felt they were safe. That's all there is to it," said Blue Jays Manager Cito Gaston, who argued in the sixth, but lasted until the eighth before receiving his sixth ejection of the season.
With Toronto leading by 3-2, Paul Molitor singled in the Milwaukee sixth and scored on Yount's double.
Dave Parker then hit a bouncer to Bud Black (12-9), whose throw to shortstop Tony Fernandez almost caught Yount off second. Umpire Derryl Cousins called safe, drawing arguments from Fernandez and Gaston.
"Everyone thought it was a close play," Gaston said. "If he's out, it's the right play, but if it gets called wrong, it's one of those things."
Greg Vaughn followed with a double for a 4-3 lead, Parker taking third. Surhoff hit a fly to medium center field and Mookie Wilson's throw to catcher Borders seemingly was in time to get Parker.
Replays showed Borders tagged Parker on the hip but umpire Terry Cooney called safe. Again Gaston argued, but the Brewers had a 5-3 lead.
"All I can say is that I tagged him," said Borders.
Parker smiled as he walked to the dugout. "It was tough," he said. "I gave him a little fake and it was a tough call."
Black, who was making his first start since being traded by the Indians eight days earlier, then was replaced by Duane Ward.
The Brewers blew it open in the eighth when Surhoff hit his three-run triple, off John Candelaria.
Candelaria struck out Rob Deer and, with a 3-1 count on Dale Sveum, got into an argument with Cooney. Gaston rushed out and was ejected by Cooney. Candelaria was tossed by third base umpire Rick Reed.