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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Brewers Open with 2 Wins Over Angels

Milwaukee hosted its first major league game since the Braves departed for Atlanta after the 1965 season.  And this version of Milwaukee baseball (the Brewers) did not disappoint their loyal fans.  Game 1 saw the "Crew" fall behind early before Danny Walton would tie things up in the first with a 349 ft. solo homer.  This got the ball rolling for the Brewers as they would put up another 3 runs in the next two innings to help them cruise to 5-2 opening day victory.  SP Lew Krausse would get his first win of the season by throwing 7 innings enroute to a 2.57 ERA. Bob Locker would get the save.  California's bright spot came with a Jim Fregosi homer in the first (his first of the season).  

Game 2 saw the Brewers jump out quickly to a 3-0 lead and carry it all the way into the 8th inning before the California bats would wake up.   Registering 5 of its 8 hits on the day in the final two innings, the Angels would cut the lead to just 1 run before sputtering out.  Milwaukee's Marty Patton threw a gem of a game, only allowing 5 hits, 1 ER and striking out 4 in his 7.2 innings pitched.  Patton would get the win and John Gelnar the save to give Milwaukee a 2-0 start to the season.

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