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Brewers 11, A's 9

W: Amaury Rivas (1-0)

L: Vinnie Chulk (0-1)

HR: Andy LaRoche (1), Josh Willingham (1), Matt Carson (1), Ryan Braun (1), Casey McGehee (3), Erick Almonte (1), Mike Rivera (1) Anderson De La Rosa (1)


The Brewers rallied in the bottom of the ninth to win this game. Down 7-0 after the second innings, they came back to win 11-9.

It was a youth movement that won the game for the Crew. In the ninth, Edwin Maysonet singled and ended up on third after a Scooter Gennett single. Anderson De La Rosa then hit a three-run homer to end the game.

Randy Wolf had a rough first start to his Spring Traning. His official line is 1 IP, 5R, 5H, 1BB 1 HBP, 1HR. He did make it into the second inning, but faced five batters without retiring any and was pulled from the game. His replacement, David Johnson, didn't fare much better, giving up a 3-run HR to Josh Willingham. Officially he was 1 IP, 2R, 2H and 2K.

The Brewers came back in third inning. Rickie Weeks walked and Carlos Gomez doubled him in. Braun then hit a 2-run homer. Casey McGehee followed with his third homerun in two days making it 7-4. Mark Kotsay walked and George Kottaras double him in. It was 7-5 after three innings.

The other big story of the day is that Manny Parra faced just one batter before needing to leave the game. The report is mid-back tightness, which he has apparently been fighting all preseason. He did strikeout the one batter he faced.

Erick Almonte made his bid for the right-handed hitter bench spot by tying the game at seven with a two-run homer in the fifth.

Casey McGehee and Carlos Gomez were each 2-for-3 at the plate.

Mike McClendon pitched a clean 2/3 inning in relief of Parra. He was followed by Brandon Kintzler who gave up a HR and a hit in two innings pitched. Robert Hinton pitched one inning and gave up one hit and one walk. Roque Mercedes pitched one inning giving up one run and two hits.

Two younger prospects made their Spring Training debut as Amaury Rivas came in to pitch the ninth and Scooter Gennett was in right field from the 7th inning on. Rivas gave up two walks but got out of it.