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Brewers extend winning streak, defeat Pirates

Brewers extend winning streak, defeat Pirates MILWAUKEE -- Last season was anything but fun for Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez. The veteran appeared in 92 games and was hardly himself for most of the season; hampered by knee injuries.

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SS Jean Segura went 2-for-3 Tuesday against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, and in all reached base four times and scored two runs. Segura, who was 1-for-12 in his first three games this year, is 5-for-10 since. Overall he is hitting .286. RHP Kyle Lohse (1-1) picked up a victory Tuesday against Philadelphia despite needing 107 pitches to get through five innings. He allowed three runs on seven hits, while striking out four and walking five.

Preview: Brewers at Phillies

The surging Milwaukee Brewers and slugger Ryan Braun seeks their fifth straight win when they continue a three-game series at Philadelphia on Wednesday. After sweeping the World Series champion Boston Red Sox three straight in Fenway Park, the Brewers stormed into Citizens Bank Park and took the opener from the Phillies by a 10-4 score Tuesday afternoon. Braun, who had been slow to get going as he dealt with a thumb injury, erupted for three home runs and a franchise record-tying seven RBIs in the series opener.

Braun's 3 HRs, 7 RBI power Brewers past Phils

Braun's 3 HRs, 7 RBI power Brewers past Phils PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Braun, booed all day, gave Philadelphia Phillies fans more reason to be miserable. The embattled Milwaukee Brewers slugger, who at the start Tuesday's game had neither a home run nor an RBI, homered three times and drove in seven runs as the Brewers beat Philadelphia 10-4, spoiling the Phillies' home opener.

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INF Jeff Bianchi won what turned out to be the only utility infield job on the opening roster. Bianchi was out of options, which worked in his favor, but he also played very well and earned the job. The other finalist, INF/OF Elian Herrera, was optioned to Triple-A Nashville.

Brewers OF Ryan Braun signs endorsement deal with 3n2, first since deal since suspension

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun agreed to an endorsement deal Wednesday with baseball footwear and apparel company 3n2 LLC — his first since his suspension last year for violating Major League Baseball's anti-drug agreement. Terms of the deal with the company based in Orlando, Fla., were not disclosed. ESPN.com first reported the agreement. Company president Marty Graham said the agreement wasn't about the past, but focused on the future. He said the firm has done its research and strongly believes in Braun as an athlete.

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LHP Will Smith impressed manager Ron Roenicke in his early bullpen sessions in camp. Smith has done some starting in the majors, but Roenicke told Smith he should focus at this point on winning a spot in the bullpen. UT Elian Herrera could be valuable to the Brewers for his remarkable versatility. Herrera not only can play all three outfield spots, he has can play second base, shortstop and third base. That kind of flexibility could be huge on a National League roster.

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RHP Matt Garza landed a four-year, $52 million deal with the Brewers -- the biggest free agent contract in franchise history. OF Ryan Braun remained apologetic in addressing the media prior to the Brewers On Deck fan fair at the Wisconsin Center on Jan. 26. It was Braun's first large-scale public appearance in Milwaukee since his 65-game suspension last season.

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MLB Team Report - Milwaukee Brewers - INSIDE PITCH The biggest free agent contract in Milwaukee Brewers carries plenty of risk. Right-hander Matt Garza landed a four-year, $52 million deal even though he spent time on the disabled list in each of the past three seasons, including six weeks in 2013 with a rib-cage strain. In 2011 and 2012, he missed starts with elbow issues.

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MLB Team Report - Milwaukee Brewers - INSIDE PITCH The Brewers' primary focus of the offseason remains the same since the 2013 season ended: first base. That search intensified after free agent Corey Hart spurned the Brewers' offer to return to Milwaukee for a more generous offer from the Seattle Mariners at baseball's winter meetings in Orlando. The Brewers are exploring trade options as well as the remaining free-agent market, neither of which is brimming with great choices.
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