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Brewers beat Giants 1-0 on Rickie Weeks’ home run

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Associated Press
March 30, 2009
— Back in the leadoff spot, Randy Winn is adjusting his game accordingly.

Winn had two bunt singles for San Francisco and attempted to bunt two other times Sunday during Milwaukee’s 1-0 victory over the Giants.


A switch-hitter, Winn also had a bunt single on Saturday.


“The last year and a half I hit in the 3-hole and there weren’t as many opportunities to bunt,” Winn said. “If it’s something you are going to take with you into the season, it’s something you have to do in spring training. My spring has been a progression. You try to get comfortable in the box, see pitches. Now I’m at the point where I’ve done those things and I’m trying to get comfortable getting some bunts down from both sides.”


Rickie Weeks hit his third home run of the spring to account for the scoring.


Milwaukee right-hander Mark DiFelice started and gave up only one hit, Winn’s bunt single down the third-base line in the first inning. DiFelice, fighting for a job in the bullpen, started when Yovani Gallardo pitched in a minor league game at the Brewers’ complex.


San Francisco right-hander Joe Martinez pitched four shutout innings, starting when Randy Johnson pitched in a camp game against Giants minor leaguers.


Johnson and Gallardo are scheduled to face each other in the second game of the regular season, April 8 in San Francisco.


Jason Kendall had two of the Brewers’ seven hits. J.J. Hardy went 1-for-2, improving his batting average to. 439.


Giants first baseman Travis Ishikawa singled and walked and is hitting .343. He also made a diving stop of Mike Lamb’s grounder in the hole between first and second and flipped to reliever Keiichi Yabu for the out. Weeks homered as the next batter.


Ishikawa leads the Giants with four home runs and has 14 RBIs while cementing his hold on the first base job. Already considered a good fielder, Ishikawa has spent time this spring working on the finer points of defense with former Giants Gold Glove first basemen Will Clark and J.T. Snow.



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