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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Brewers Win Again 7-6

The Milwaukee Brewers hope they got a good glimpse of their future from Prince Fielder and Rickie Weeks.

The two rookies both hit their first career home runs Saturday night, leading the Brewers to a 7-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

"It was big night for both of those kids," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "As much as those kids have been through together, for both of them to hit their first home run on the same night is kind of unbelievable."

AL Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana (7-4) led 5-2 before Carlos Lee's two-run double in the fifth.

Wes Helms walked leading off the seventh, Chris Magruder singled and Jesse Crain relieved. After J.J. Hardy sacrificed, Fielder batted for pitcher Matt Wise (1-2).

The 21-year-old son of former major-league star Cecil Fielder hit Crain's next pitch 426 feet to left-center field to give the Brewers a 7-5 lead. Fielder said he was looking for a fastball from Twins reliever Jesse Crain.

"I was just trying to hit a line drive up the middle and it kept going," said Fielder, who hit 15 home runs at Triple-A Nashville before being called up June 13. "It was a great feeling, especially in that situation, with as loud as the crowd was."

The Brewers will go for the sweep tonight as Victor Santos (2-7) faces Kyle Lohse (5-6).


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