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Weeks’ Single Lifts Brewers Over Yankees 5-4

Rickie Weeks hit a two-out RBI single after Jonathan Lucroy moved to third on a balk, Francisco Rodriguez earned his league-leading 15th save and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped a three-game skid with a 5-4 win Saturday over the New York Yankees.

Francisco Rodriguez #57 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates with Jonathan Lucroy #20 after the 5-4 win over the New York Yankees
Francisco Rodriguez #57 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates with Jonathan Lucroy #20 after the 5-4 win over the New York Yankees (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Lucroy, Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez each homered off Yankees starter CC Sabathia.

Weeks’ chopper skipped through the hole into left in the seventh off Alfredo Aceves (0-1), who was called for a balk two pitches earlier.

Rodriguez allowed two flyouts to the warning track in right in a scoreless ninth. The veteran closer hasn’t allowed a run in 19 appearances this season.

Zach Duke (3-0) got the win after escaping a seventh-inning jam by getting Carlos Beltran to bounce into a double play.

 

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