Hall's Homers Help Brewers Pound Giants

Third career two-homer game for Hall, after homerless spring
By Chip Bayers,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2008 4:52 PM CDT
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Carlos Villanueva pitches to the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of the home opener baseball game Friday April 4, 2008 in Milwaukee.    (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)
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(Newser) – Bill Hall homered twice and had a career-high six RBIs, leading Milwaukee to a 13-4 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Friday in the Brewers' home opener. It was the third career two-homer game for Hall, who didn't hit a home run during spring training. Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIs, and Gabe Kapler drove in a pair of runs.

The Brewers have won three of their first four games after taking two out of three from Chicago in their season-opening series at Wrigley Field. Carlos Villanueva (1-0) tied a career high with six strikeouts, going 5 1-3 innings. He held the Giants scoreless until the sixth, when he gave up two runs and Brian Shouse relieved. Salomon Torres pitched three innings for his first save.