Yovani Gallardo pitched well today in an abbreviated outing, pitching four shutout innings with three hits and no walks, striking out two. The Brewer bullpen, however, couldn't hold the lead. Todd Coffey allowed three runs in the fifth inning, and Carlos Villanueva allowed three more in the seventh to give the Cubs the advantage. Zach Braddock allowed one unearned run while pitching the eighth and ninth to secure the victory.
At the plate, The first four Brewer runs were scored in the third inning on a Prince Fielder grand slam, his second home run of the spring. Rickie Weeks, Adam Stern, George Kottaras and Alcides Escobar all had multi-hit days, but the Brewers couldn't string together another rally until the eighth, when they loaded the bases with none out and came away with eight runs on six hits and four walks, including an RBI double by Ray Olmedo and an RBI single in the first Cactus League PA for Austin Stockfisch.
With the win, the Brewers cannot have a losing Cactus League campaign: They're 14-13-2 with one game to play.