Weeks, Hall help Brewers edge Giants

Mar 28, 2007 - 11:39 PM SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Ticker) -- Rickie Weeks apparently is feeling no ill effects from last season's devastating injury.

Weeks homered and had two stolen bases to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-6 Cactus League victory over the San Francisco Giants.

The second overall pick in the 2003 draft, Weeks was enjoying a decent campaign last season before suffering a season-ending wrist injury in July that later required surgery.

But the 24-year-old Weeks has been outstanding this spring, collecting two homers, seven RBI and four steals in 21 games. The speedy second baseman also had a double and a single Wednesday to improve his spring average to .322 (19-for-59).

Bill Hall and Gabe Gross each had two hits and an RBI for the Brewers, who rallied for two runs in the ninth inning to take an 8-6 lead.

Milwaukee righthander Ben Sheets, who will start Opening Day, looked shaky in his final spring tuneup, yielding two runs and eight hits in four innings. The righthander struck out three and did not issue a walk.

Giants starter Noah Lowry struggled, surrendering six runs - three earned - and six hits with three walks and four strikeouts in five frames.






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