Brewers open season with 2 HRs

Rickie Weeks and Carlos Gomez led off Milwaukee’s season with

home runs Thursday, the first time since 1969 that a team opened

with back-to-back homers.

Weeks connected on the seventh pitch from Cincinnati’s Edinson

Volquez, becoming the first player to start a Brewers season with a

home run.

Gomez homered two pitches later, making the Brewers the first

team since the 1969 Reds to pull off the feat. Pete Rose and Bobby

Tolan homered against the Dodgers’ Don Drysdale on April 7, 1969,

in Cincinnati to open the season.