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04/02/05 4:39 PM ET
Lee, Santos lift Brewers past White Sox
Outfielder's three-run homer, starter's solid outing keys to win
By Adam McCalvy / MLB.com
MILWAUKEE -- Let the real games begin. Victor Santos rebounded from a series of brutal spring starts, Carlos Lee hit a three-run home run against his former team and the Brewers wrapped up Spring Training on Saturday with a weekend sweep of the White Sox, 4-2, in front of 19,308 at Miller Park. The Brewers trailed, 1-0, and were limited to one hit through Sox starter Jon Garland's first three innings. But Junior Spivey and Lyle Overbay led off the fourth with successive singles before Lee golfed a 1-and-2 pitch over the left-field wall. It was Lee's first homer at Miller Park as a member of the Brewers and his team-best eighth of Spring Training. Brewers pitchers took it the rest of the way. Santos (1-2), one of three pitchers vying for position at the back end of Milwaukee's starting rotation, limited the Sox to a run (on Aaron Rowand's RBI groundout) on five hits in six solid innings. He walked one and struck out five. Brewers relievers Wes Obermueller and Mike Adams each pitched a scoreless inning and Matt Wise allowed a run in the ninth but struck out former Brewer Scott Podsednik to end the game and notch his second save. Garland (3-1) took the loss. He surrendered three runs on six hits in six innings of work. Milwaukee finished its spring schedule 16-16, and now travels to Pittsburgh for Monday's season opener against the Pirates. The White Sox, who went 14-18 in spring games, are scheduled to open their season at home Monday against the Cleveland Indians.
Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.