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
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.