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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Brewers Clobber Cubs 16-2

From Sportsline.com:

J.J. Hardy has high expectations for Prince Fielder, and the rookie isn't letting him down.

Fielder hit two of Milwaukee's six homers, Rickie Weeks connected on a leadoff shot and the Brewers had their biggest offensive outburst in six years Saturday with a 16-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Bill Hall, Carlos Lee and Hardy also connected for the Brewers, who fell one homer short of the franchise record set on April 29, 1980, at Cleveland.

Hardy had four RBI, and Fielder and Weeks each finished with three. It was the first career multihomer game for Fielder, who boosted his average to .348.

"I expected this from him," Hardy said. "He's just such a good hitter that I don't think it really matters where he's hitting. He's just going to find a way to get it done. He's a good hitter. He's a real good hitter."

The Brewers scored their most runs since a 16-8 victory on Aug. 21, 2000, at Arizona. It was their largest margin of victory since May 9, 1996, when they defeated the Red Sox 17-2.

"We were locked in today," Weeks said.


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