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Manny Pina homers again as Milwaukee Brewers top Dodgers, 5-4

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A four-run fifth keys the win.

Milwaukee Brewers v Seattle Mariners Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

Box score

Hyun-Jin Ryu was sharp for four innings for the LA Dodgers at Camelback Ranch in Glendale today, allowing just one Brewer hit (Scooter Gennett’s lead off single in the third) and no runs while striking out two. But when he was replaced by Luis Avilan in the fifth, things didn’t go real well for LA.

Avilan walked the first two batters he faced (not the optimum approach) then allowed an RBI double to Gennett that plated Domingo Santana to tie the game. Then Manny Pina put the Brewers ahead for good with a 3 run homer. After a pinch single by Ivan DeJesus, Avilan was gone having faced five hitters and retiring none.

Matt Garza started for Milwaukee and went 3.2 innings, allowing just one run while fanning 5. However, he allowed 6 hits, walked two and threw a wild pitch, before being replace by Andy Oliver. Oliver retired the one batter he faced to end the fourth and “earned” the win when the Brewers took care of business against Avilan.

Neftali Feliz gave up a run in the bottom of the fifth on two hits and two walks, leaving his spring ERA at an unimpressive 6.00. The other two runs (one earned) scored off of Jacob Barnes in the eighth (one hit, two walks). Taylor Jungmann notched a save by pitching a three up, three down ninth.

The Brewers’ final run scored in the top of the sixth when Hernan Perez walked vs. Chris Hatcher. He stole second, then stole third and scored when third baseman Rob Segedin couldn’t handle the throw down. Nice to have the Latin Babe Ruth back with the squad!

Gennett started in left field today, and his 2 for 2 day brought his batting average to .400 and his OPS to 1.088.

Brewer pitchers who will most likely make the team had this line today: 6.2 innings, 10 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 6 walks, and 8 strikeouts. Those likely to end up in the minors went 2.1 innings with 1 hit and no runs, walking none and fanning 1.

The win moved the Brewers to 14-10-1, tied for second and 1 game behind the Seattle Mariners. Tomorrow’s game is at home in Maryvale against the Giants.