W: Seth McClung (1-1)
L: Pedro Strop (0-1)
HR: J.J. Hardy (3), Mike Lamb (2), Mike Cameron (3), Marlon Byrd (2)
Arizona has turned into home run derby this week, and the Brewers kept hitting on Thursday, hitting three home runs and coming all the way back from a 7-0 deficit before blowing a 10-9 ninth inning lead.
Braden Looper struggled in his first start of the spring, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits and completing just two innings. Mitch Stetter allowed a run in his inning, but Carlos Villanueva pitched a perfect fourth and Seth McClung pitched the final five innings, allowing three runs on four hits and five walks, striking out five. He allowed two walks and a single in the ninth to tie the game at 10, but the Brewers scored in the bottom half to earn him the win.
At the plate, J.J. Hardy remained hot, going 3-for-4 with his third home run. He's hitting .423 in Cactus League play. Mike Lamb hit a pinch-hit, three run home run as well.
In the bottom of the ninth, Mike Cameron reached base and advanced to second on a throwing error, advanced to third on Hernan Iribarren's groundout, and scored on a wild pitch to end the game.