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Oakland at Milwaukee

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    Athletics 6, Brewers 0

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    PHOENIX (AP) - Once Jemile Weeks got the ball in this rundown, he wasn't about to give it up.

    Weeks made a diving tag to nab his older brother Rickie in the first inning and finished with two hits in the Oakland Athletics' 6-0 exhibition victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

    Oakland left-hander Tommy Milone walked Rickie Weeks to lead off the game but picked him off first. Jemile Weeks was the last player with the ball in the ensuing rundown and chased his brother back toward first before going to the ground for the out, tackling his sibling at the bag in the process.

    "He was acting like he was frustrated but he was all right," Jemile Weeks said. "He just looked at me kinda funny and gave me a little smirk."

    Asked if he ever considered throwing the ball to a teammate, Weeks quickly said, "No. Not a chance."

    Milone, one of four players acquired from Washington in the offseason deal that sent Gio Gonzalez to the Nationals, pitched three innings of one-hit ball. He struck out NL MVP Ryan Braun for one of his three Ks.

    "It was a good feeling to get out one of the best hitters in the game right now," Milone said, "especially to do it for the third out and walk off the field. I didn't feel as good as I did the last time but I can't complain about the results."

    Milone, one of several pitchers in the mix for a spot in the Athletics' largely open starting rotation, is proud of the development of the pickoff move he used to get Weeks.

    "It used to be just a `show me' move," he said. "Now it's turned into, I wouldn't say a game changer, but it saves innings."

    Braun finished 0 for 2 and is hitless in four plate appearances this spring.

    "I can only head in one direction," he said with a wry smile. "So the overwhelming odds are that I'll put one in fair territory one of these days."

    Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo allowed a hit and struck out four over two innings in his spring debut.

    Manager Ron Roenicke has yet to announce his opening-day starter, but the spring schedule points to Gallardo.

    "I don't think it ever will (get old)," Gallardo said. "It's one of those things that's very exciting and everybody's looking forward to it, both the ballclub and the fans."

    NOTES: Braun received a rousing ovation from the pro-Brewers crowd, a decided change from Saturday when he was heckled loudly by visiting San Francisco Giants fans. Braun was caught up in a drug case during the offseason and recently won his appeal, overturning a 50-game suspension for a positive drug test. ... Brewers OF Corey Hart underwent surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee. Hart will be out three to four weeks. . Brewers RHP Francisco Rodriguez pitched the third inning and allowed an unearned run.

     
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    Oakland Athletics
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jemile Weeks, 2B4021002 .417
        Cedric Hunter, LF1000002 .000
    Collin Cowgill, CF3000011 .125
        Wes Timmons, 2B2120000 .357
    Seth Smith, RF3120010 .500
        Jeff Fiorentino, RF2110000 .500
    Jonny Gomes, LF3000002 .167
        Michael Choice, CF2011001 .500
    Brandon Moss, DH4110012 .375
       a- Grant Green, PH-DH1001000 .000
    Chris Carter, 1B4020113 .400
    Josh Donaldson, 3B5110034 .133
    Eric Sogard, SS3110000 .353
        Josh Horton, SS1000002 .167
    Anthony Recker, C3011011 .167
        Derek Norris, C1000001 .200
    Totals42614418  
    a-grounded out for Moss in the 9th
    Batting
    2B - Seth Smith (1, Parra), Jeff Fiorentino (1, Meadows), Brandon Moss (2, Thornburg), Chris Carter (2, Gallardo)
    RBI - Jemile Weeks (5), Michael Choice (2), Grant Green (1), Anthony Recker (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Anthony Recker (1)
    SB - Jemile Weeks (2, 3rd base off Rivas/Lucroy), Eric Sogard (1, 2nd base off Rodriguez/Lucroy)
    CS - Jemile Weeks (1, 2nd base by Rodriguez/Lucroy)
    Team LOB - 10
    Oakland Athletics
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Tommy Milone (W,1-0) 3100130 1.80
    Ryan Cook (H,2) 2000020 0.00
    Graham Godfrey (H,1) 2000100 4.50
    Andrew Carignan (H,2) 1000010 0.00
    Jerry Blevins 1100020 4.50
    Pitches-Strikes - Tommy Milone 19-15, Ryan Cook 12-12, Graham Godfrey 10-6, Andrew Carignan 5-5, Jerry Blevins 8-8
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tommy Milone 2-3, Ryan Cook 2-2, Graham Godfrey 4-2
    Batters Faced - Tommy Milone 10, Ryan Cook 6, Graham Godfrey 7, Andrew Carignan 3, Jerry Blevins 4
    Milwaukee Brewers
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Rickie Weeks, DH2000111 .200
       a- Jeff Bianchi, PH-DH1000010 .333
    Carlos Gomez, CF3000011 .250
        Logan Schafer, CF1010000 .333
    Ryan Braun, LF2000010 .000
        Caleb Gindl, LF2000011 .000
    Aramis Ramirez, 3B2000000 .000
        Zelous Wheeler, 3B1000000 .250
    Mat Gamel, 1B2000020 .000
        Travis Ishikawa, 1B1000000 .250
    Jonathan Lucroy, C2010000 .750
        Martin Maldonado, C1000000 .000
        Mike Rivera, C0000000 .000
    Brooks Conrad, 2B2000001 .000
        Eric Farris, 2B1000000 .333
    Aoki Norichika, RF2000000 .143
        Brock Kjeldgaard, RF1000010 .000
    Cesar Izturis, SS1000100 .167
        Edwin Maysonet, SS1000000 .333
    Totals2802028  
    a-struck out for Weeks in the 9th
    Batting
    2B - Jonathan Lucroy (2, Milone)
    3B - Logan Schafer (1, Blevins)
    CS - Rickie Weeks (1, 2nd base by Milone/Recker)
    Team LOB - 3
    Fielding
    DP - Maysonet-Farris-Ishikawa
    PB - Jonathan Lucroy (1)
    E - Eric Farris (1, Misplayed grounder), Cesar Izturis 2 (3, Misplayed grounder), Jonathan Lucroy (1, Throwing)
    Milwaukee Brewers
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Yovani Gallardo 2100040 0.00
    Francisco Rodriguez (L,0-1) 1110010 0.00
    Manny Parra 1100110 0.00
    Amaury Rivas 1100000 0.00
    Tyler Thornburg 0.2230010 0.00
    Mike McClendon 1.1300000 0.00
    Daniel Meadows 1.1522000 13.50
    Vinnie Chulk 0.2000010 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Yovani Gallardo 15-15, Francisco Rodriguez 9-7, Manny Parra 10-6, Amaury Rivas 5-4, Tyler Thornburg 7-7, Mike McClendon 7-7, Daniel Meadows 9-9, Vinnie Chulk 4-4
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yovani Gallardo 2-0, Francisco Rodriguez 1-1, Manny Parra 1-1, Amaury Rivas 2-1, Tyler Thornburg 1-1, Mike McClendon 3-1, Daniel Meadows 3-1
    Batters Faced - Yovani Gallardo 7, Francisco Rodriguez 4, Manny Parra 5, Amaury Rivas 4, Tyler Thornburg 5, Mike McClendon 7, Daniel Meadows 9, Vinnie Chulk 2
    Game Information
    Attendance - 2835
    Game Time - 2:37
    Temperature - 77
    Umpires - Home - Brian Runge, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Scott Barry