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Packers take batting practice at Miller Park

Packers take batting practice at Miller Park

MILWAUKEE -- A pair of Green Bay Packers joined the Brewers for batting practice on Tuesday as quarterback Aaron Rodgers and offensive tackle Mark Tauscher took their turns against hitting coach Dale Sveum.

Rodgers and Tauscher -- wearing Brewers batting practice jerseys with their names and Packers' numbers -- alternated at the plate for three rounds apiece before the Brewers' pitchers took batting practice. The two appeared to be swinging for the fences on every pitch, with Rodgers edging Tauscher by one in total home runs.

"Yeah, Aaron beat me," Tauscher said. "He had two, I had one. He's going to claim he had three."

Batting right-handed, Rodgers looked like a natural at the plate, ripping line drives into left field with ease. Tauscher, who batted from the left side, did not look as smooth, but showed off his power on a few long fly balls, including his home run to right field.

Though he did not beat his teammate in terms of home runs, Tauscher was pleased to have performed better than his last time out at Miller Park.

"I hit a lot better this time; I hit a lot of doubles," Tauscher said. "I think it was Coach [Ed] Sedar who I was hitting against before. I don't know if that had anything to do with it, but it was fun."

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