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Brewers 12, Cubs 5

W: Gallardo (1-0)

L: Silva (0-1)

HR: McGehee (1,2) Castro (1) Soriano (1)


The excitement started early in this one, as the Brewers put up six runs in the first helped in part by three Cub errors. Counsell had a leadoff walk and was driven in on Luis Cruz's HR. Fielder reached when Aramis Ramirez dropped a pop-up at third and scored on McGehee's first HR. Kottaras reached on an error by Starlin Castro. Dickerson made it to first on catcher's interference. Kottaras scored on a Boggs single and Dickerson scored on Erick Almonte's groundout. The Brewers batted around and it was 6-2 after the first.

The rest of the highlights:

  • Casey McGehee was 3-3 with 2 HR and 4 RBI
  • Gallardo went two innings giving up 1 hit, 2 runs, 1 walk and had 2 strikeouts
  • Dan Merklinger pitched 2 ininngs and had 2H, 2K and 1 HBP. Zach Segovia went 1 IP with 2H 1 R and 1 BB. Eulogio De La Cruz gave up a HR, 2 hits and a walk in 2 IP. Michael Fiers pitched a clean inning notching one strikeout. Jim Henderson gave up a HR in one inning of work
  • The Cubs have made 14 errors in their first four Spring Training games
  • Hunter Morris is 2-2 in Spring Training. He followed yesterday's triple with a single today.
  • Caleb Gindl had a 2 RBI single, scoring Farris and Morris in the 7th
  • The Zealots for Zealous will be happy to hear he was 2-2 with two singles