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Running gamer 4/2

April 2, 2010

Today was my first day as an Associate Reporter (intern) with MLB.com. Below is the “running gamer” that I wrote and submitted after the top of the eighth inning. It was just for practice and did not go on the website. Enjoy.

After falling behind 2-0 early, the Milwaukee Brewers answered with three runs in the bottom of the second inning Friday to down the Detroit Tigers 3-2 at Miller Park.

In the first of two exhibition games between the two teams in Milwaukee, starting pitcher Doug Davis allowed leadoff home runs in each of the first two innings.

Rookie center fielder Austin Jackson connected on a 0-1 pitch for a solo home run to right in his first at bat in a big league park with the Tigers. Third baseman Brandon Inge followed suit in the second inning, knocking a 1-0 offering out to left, giving Detroit an early 2-0 lead.

Milwaukee answered quickly, plating three runs in the bottom of the inning. Casey McGehee got things started for the Brewers, drawing a walk after a Prince Fielder groundout. Catcher Gregg Zaun followed with the first of four straight singles for Milwaukee, a drive into the right field corner that moved McGehee to third.

Corey Hart drove in McGehee with a single and shortstop Alcides Escobar’s infield single off the glove of Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer, loading the bases for Jody Gerut. Batting in the ninth spot as the Brewers’ designated hitter, Gerut delivered for Milwaukee with a two-run single up the middle.

Gerut’s single put the Brewers on top 3-2, a lead they would not relinquish. Detroit threatened late, loading the bases with one out in the eighth, but failed to score.

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