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Brewers win despite 4 HRs off Suppan

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Associated Press
March 15, 2010
— Catcher Gregg Zaun kept up his solid spring with a two-run double and Milwaukee beat the San Francisco Giants, 10-8, on Sunday.

Brewers starter Jeff Suppan gave up four solo home runs.


The game was played in front of a second straight sellout crowd of 12,000 at Scottsdale Stadium, including commissioner Bud Selig, a former owner of the Brewers.


On Dec. 4, Zaun signed as a free agent with the Brewers. They are his ninth team, and it has been a good fit thus far.


"I like it here. We have a great mix of young guys and veteran guys," Zaun said. "That's what you need. We have guys like Soupy (Suppan), myself, Jim Edmonds, Craig Counsell, with Hoffy (Trevor Hoffman) taking care of the bullpen."


Zaun is 8 for 19 (.421) with a home run. His eight RBIs are tied for the team lead, matching shortstop Alcides Escobar.


Zaun attributes the consistency to some changes in his hitting approach that he implemented in May of last season, which he split between Baltimore and Tampa Bay.


Suppan gave up home runs to Aaron Rowand and Aubrey Huff in the first inning and Fred Lewis and Nate Schierholtz in the fourth.


"I am trying to build on the spring, working on the curveball and changing speeds," Suppan said.


Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez entered the game without allowing any runs in five innings. On Sunday, he gave up six earned runs and three hits with five walks in two innings.



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