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'Tickler' Gives Brewers Last Laugh

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Thousands of baseballs have been hit better, harder, sharper, cleaner and farther in the 11-year history of Miller Park. Most assuredly, however, there has never been a hit quite like Nyjer Morgan's on Friday night.

It was a seeing-eye, slow-motion, hold-your-breath 20-bouncer up the middle. A "tickler," Morgan called it, eluding Arizona Diamondback gloves, taking its own sweet time to roll into short center field.

But what a monstrous blow for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Morgan's one-out single in the bottom of the 10th inning drove in Carlos Gomez from second base with the winning run in the Brewers' thrilling 3-2 victory in Game 5 of the National League Division Series.

Before a sellout crowd of 44,028 towel-waving fans, the Brewers scratched and ...

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