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Brewers lose series to Mets

The Milwaukee Brewers have lost their first series in their last 11.

The New York Mets took two of three from the Brew Crew, capped by 9-1 thrashing Sunday at Shea Stadium.

Oliver Perez held the Brewers to just one hit in 8.33 innings, before Bill Hall tagged him for a solo home run.

Milwaukee only had three hits on the day. Johnny Estrada and Chris Capuano had the others, both singles.

Perez' victory improved him to 4-3.

Capuano took the loss to go 5-1 and the Brewers lost their first game in his eight starts. He gave up four runs on seven hits in four innings.

Carlos Villanueva pitched three scoreless frames, but Elmer Dessens gave up five in the eighth which made it a rout.

Damian Easley and Carlos Beltran both hit two-run blasts as the Mets churned out 14 hits. They've won four of their last five.

The Brewers lost their first series since the second one of the season in early April.

But at 25-12 they still have a seven-game lead over Houston and the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central division.

Milwaukee opens a series at Philadelphia tonight (Monday). Right-hander Dave Bush goes against Phillies' left-hander Jamie Moyer.