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Brewers lose opener to Colorado 5 to 3

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have fallen to the Colorado Rockies in the opening day game at Miller Park.


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The Milwaukee Brewers kick-off the 2010 Major League Baseball season Monday at Miller Park against the Colorado Rockies at 1:10 p.m.

The Brewers are looking to improve on last year's 80-82 record and capture their first division title since moving to the NL Central in 1997. The Crew's lone playoff appearance since leaving the AL Central was a Wild Card berth in 2008. The Colorado Rockies won the NL Wild Card in 2009.

Taking the mound for the Brewers is staff ace Yovani Gallardo who had a breakout rookie season in 2009, posting a 13-12 record with a 3.73 ERA and 204 strikeouts. Gallardo is 0-1 against the Rockies in his short career, but has a lifetime 8-6 record at Miller Park with a 3.14 ERA.

Starting for the Rockies will be Ubaldo Jiminez who had a breakout year in 2009 as well finishing with a 15-12 record and a 3.47 ERA. Jiminez has made two starts against the Brewers in his career posting a 1-0 record and an impressive 2.77 ERA.

27 Sports' Brian Custar is in Milwaukee to cover Opening Day 2010 and will have live reports tonight on 27 News at 5:00 and 6:00.

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