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Brewers rally past Pirates
Pirates fall short in opener
Left-handed starter Oliver Perez plated Pittsburgh's first run of the season with an RBI single in the second inning, and Humberto Cota hit a bases-loaded single in the sixth, but it wasn't enough to beat the Brewers in the season opener at Miller Park. Perez held Milwaukee to one run in 5 1/3 innings.
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Brewers 5, Pirates 2
Jeff Cirillo's two-run single gave the Brewers the lead in the seventh inning. (Scott Paulus/Brewers)
Series at a glance:
Brewers put a stamp on win
J.J. Hardy hit a towering solo shot in the first inning of the season opener against the Pirates, and Jeff Cirillo's two-run single in the seventh gave Milwaukee a one-run lead. Carlos Lee went deep with a massive two-run shot in the eighth to seal the deal.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 03, 2006
Milwaukee 5, Pittsburgh 2   MIL
April 3, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   2 7 0
1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 X   5 6 1
Standings thru 4/3/06  |  Recap: PIT | MIL  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Brewers stats
Duffy, CF4010021.250
Wilson, J, SS3010101.333
Casey, 1B4110002.250
Bay, LF1000300.000
Randa, 3B4000015.000
Burnitz, RF4000012.000
Castillo, 2B3110120.333
Cota, C3011011.333
a-McLouth, PH10100001.000
Perez, P3011013.333
Torres, P0000000.000
Marte, P0000000.000
Capps, P0000000.000
b-Sanchez, PH1000001.000

a-Singled for Cota in the 9th. b-Grounded into a double play for Capps in the 9th.

2B: Castillo (1, Davis, D), Casey (1, Davis, D).
TB: Duffy; Wilson, J; Casey 2; Castillo 2; Cota; McLouth; Perez.
RBI: Perez (1), Cota (1).
2-out RBI: Perez; Cota.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Randa; Perez 2.
GIDP: Wilson, J; Casey 2; Sanchez.
Team LOB: 7.

Outfield assists: Bay (Weeks at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Wilson, J-Castillo-Casey, Castillo-Casey).

Clark, CF4000001.000
Hardy, SS3111110.333
Jenkins, RF4110031.250
Lee, LF3122101.667
Fielder, 1B4000043.000
Weeks, 2B2110111.500
Hall, 3B2100212.000
Miller, C2000011.000
Davis, D, P2000000.000
Lehr, P0000000.000
a-Gross, PH0000000.000
b-Cirillo, PH10120001.000
Wise, P0000000.000
Turnbow, P0000000.000

a-Batted for Lehr in the 7th. b-Singled for Gross in the 7th.

HR: Hardy (1, 1st inning off Perez, 0 on, 1 out), Lee (1, 8th inning off Capps, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Hardy 4; Jenkins; Lee 5; Weeks; Cirillo.
RBI: Hardy (1), Cirillo 2 (2), Lee 2 (2).
S: Miller.
GIDP: Miller; Clark.
Team LOB: 5.

SB: Weeks (1, 2nd base off Torres/Cota).

E: Lee (1, fielding).
DP: 4 (Hardy-Fielder, Hall-Weeks-Fielder, Weeks-Hardy-Fielder 2).

Perez 5.13113911.69
Torres (H, 1)(L, 0-1)1.002221018.00
Marte (BS, 1)0.01000000.00
Capps 1.222201110.80
Davis, D 6.06224603.00
Lehr (W, 1-0)1.00001100.00
Wise (H, 1)1.00000000.00
Turnbow (S, 1)1.01000100.00

Marte pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Perez.
IBB: Castillo (by Davis, D).
HBP: Weeks (by Capps).
Pitches-strikes: Perez 95-61, Torres 23-12, Marte 3-2, Capps 36-25, Davis, D 111-67, Lehr 12-5, Wise 10-6, Turnbow 11-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Perez 3-4, Torres 1-1, Marte 0-0, Capps 3-1, Davis, D 8-4, Lehr 2-0, Wise 1-2, Turnbow 2-0.
Batters faced: Perez 21, Torres 5, Marte 1, Capps 7, Davis, D 27, Lehr 3, Wise 3, Turnbow 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Torres 1-0, Marte 2-2, Capps 1-0.
Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Mark Carlson. 3B: Larry Young.
Weather: 63 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:04.
Att: 45,023.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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