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Lucroy lifts Crew past Rockies

Angels outlast Reds in 13; Tigers win

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The Milwaukee Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy (left) celebrates with Rickie Weeks after Lucroy's game-winning sacrifice fly against the Rockies in the 11th inning of Monday's game in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 5-4.

Jonathan Lucroy hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-4 victory over Colorado on Monday in Milwaukee, ruining the first game for new Rockies manager Walt Weiss.

Rickie Weeks sparked the winning rally when he stole second after he was hit by a pitch with one out. Adam Ottavino (0-1) then issued an intentional walk to Ryan Braun and lost Aramis Ramirez to another walk before Lucroy ended the game with a fly ball to center field.

A big "Luuuuuuc" thundered down from the Miller Park crowd of 45,781 as Weeks came home with the winning run and Lucroy was mobbed by his jubilant teammates.

Ramirez also had a two-run double in Milwaukee's three-run eighth inning as the Brewers won on opening day for the first time since 2008.

Tigers 4, Twins 2: Justin Verlander's five shutout innings at frosty Target Field held up for Detroit, and the defending American League champion Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis.

With the gametime temperature at 35 degrees and the wind blowing at 17 mph, fans had to bundle up. But opening day is always a draw, as evidenced by the announced crowd of 38,282, a sellout by Twins guidelines.

Phil Coke got the last two outs for the first save by the Tigers' closer committee. Prince Fielder had two hits and an RBI to help spoil Vance Worley's first start for the Twins, who left 12 runners on, including the bases loaded in the seventh.

Angels 3, Reds 1, 13 inn.: Chris Iannetta hit a solo homer and added a bases-loaded single in the 13th inning, powering the Los Angeles Angels to a victory over the Reds at Cincinnati in the majors' first interleague season opener.

The Angels loaded the bases with two outs in the 13th off J.J. Hoover, who walked two and hit Hank Conger, the Angels' final position player. Iannetta worked the count full, fouled off a pair of pitches, then singled to left.

Ernesto Frieri, the Angels' seventh pitcher, finished off the Reds' longest opening game since 1975, when they beat the Dodgers 2-1 in 14 innings.

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