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Brewers 7, Dodgers 2

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W: Yovani Gallardo (3-2) L: Chad Billingsley (1-2) The Brewers had back-to-back singles in the first, but couldn't make anything of it. In the bottom half, Yovani Gallardo had to work out of a jam after sandwiching a single between two walks. One baserunner out advancing and double play later, the Dodgers remained scoreless. Both pitchers soon settled down and only one man from either team reached base until the fifth. In that inning, Bill Hall reached on a single and Jason Kendall followed with a home run. The Dodgers tried to respond starting with Matt Kemp's one-out single, but a strike-him-out, throw-him-out DP ended the inning and Gallardo's scoreless outing. The sixth inning was bad for the Dodgers as former Brewer Guillermo Mota, LOOGY Will Ohman, and former MLB loss leader Tanyon Sturtze combined to allow four base hits and two walks en route to a 4-run inning. A whole mess of changes on defense happened in the bottom of the sixth with the Brewers bench guys (plus Tony Gwynn and Logan Schafer) getting in on things. Todd Coffey faced three batters in his inning, lowering his ERA to 1.98 this spring. In the 7th, Casey McGehee put the Crew up 7-0 by plating Logan Schafer on a gritty RBI groundout with runners on the corners. In the bottom half, David Riske allowed the usual three hits, including a two-run home run. At least he didn't walk anyone. The final two innings didn't see any scoring by either team. Curiously, Chris Duffy pinch-hit for David Riske and stayed in the game...at second base. He even got an assist and a putout! Eventually Ken Macha remembered AAA infielder Adam Heether was still on the bench and could play second, but not before Lindsay Gulin rapped out a base hit in the top of the 9th. When Heether did finally play, Duffy moved to first and Nelson went to left field in another curious move. On the mound, Lindsay Gulin and Julio closed out the game with two scoreless innings, combining to allow three baserunners.

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