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Byline: Tom Haudricourt
MILWAUKEE _ You know you're going well when your unhittable closer finally gets hit _ with the biggest hit of all _ and you still win the game.
That was the fate Thursday afternoon of the streaking Milwaukee Brewers, who suddenly are finding every way possible to win games.
"If they need a home run, they get a home run," Chicago Cubs manager Dusty Baker said. "If they need a walk, they get a walk. If they need a bloop hit. . . . "
Baker didn't have to finish that last sentence. Everyone knew he was referring to the blooper off the bat of Carlos Lee that barely eluded the grasp of Cubs second baseman Jerry Hairston with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Brewers a hard-fought 6-5 victory at Miller Park.
Remember the seven-game losing …