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Yovani Gallardo to start opening day for Brewers

Yovani Gallardo (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) Yovani Gallardo is 81-53 with a 3.72 ERA in seven seasons with the Brewers. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

For the fifth straight year, Yovani Gallardo will start opening day for the Brewers, manager Ron Roenicke announced on Thursday.

Milwaukee opens its 2014 campaign at home against the Braves on March 31.

Gallardo, 28, has won at least 12 games in five straight seasons, but last season he posted a career-high 4.18 ERA. The 2010 All-Star also has five straight years with at least 30 starts.

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