Brewers' Gallardo to start 5th straight opener

The Associated Press
Brewers' Gallardo to start 5th straight opener
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Players high five Milwaukee Brewers' Yovani Gallardo before his start of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, March 10, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Milwaukee will have a familiar sight on the mound on opening day.

The Brewers announced Thursday that Yovani Gallardo will start his fifth consecutive season opener on March 31 against Atlanta. He will set a Brewers record for starts in consecutive openers and pull within one of Milwaukee's overall mark for openers set by Ben Sheets.

Entering his eighth season with the Brewers the 28-year-old right-hander went 12-10 with a 4.18 ERA last season. He has allowed one run and six hits during eight innings of spring training with eight strikeouts.