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Brewers and Angels finish in 7-7 tie

It was a fun day of lead changes

MLB: Spring Training-Los Angeles Angels at Milwaukee Brewers Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Angels battled to a tie in the desert. All in all the matchup saw seven lead changes (assuming we’re counting ties since it ended in a tie).

The Phoenix Nine got the scoring going in the bottom of the first when Christian Yelich doubled and then was brought home when Travis Shaw smacked a double of his own.

In the top of the third, Freddy Peralta would give up one of two big hits that would end up blowing up his line. Justin Bour launched a three-run home that gave the Angels back the lead. However, Milwaukee has the reigning NL MVP on their side. Yelich came to bat in the bottom half of the inning and hit a two-run homer. Jesus Aguilar followed up with a homer of his own later in the inning, giving the Crew a 4-3 lead.

Peralta’s day ended in the fifth inning, when he was pulled after allowing two base runners. They would come around to score of a double allowed by Clayton Andrews, giving back the lead. Peralta ended up going 3.1 innings, gave up five runs, but struck out nine.

We always want more dingers, and second baseman Mike Moustakas delivered with a game-tying bomb of his own in the sixth.

Los Angeles would start the eighth off with two unearned runs off Brewers reliever Jacob Barnes. Then, we made it to the ninth. Jake Hager drove in a run on a bases-loaded walk and Lucas Erceg would follow that up with a game-tying sac fly. That would be all for the Crew, and the game would end at a 7-7 tie.

Outside of the scoring, Corey Knebel continued his scoreless inning streak. The Brewers’ righty went 1.2 innings and struck out three. Taylor Williams ended up the game with a perfect two-strikeout inning.

Milwaukee heads back to the field tomorrow against the San Diego Padres. Brandon Woodruff (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will take on Matt Strahm (1-0, 0.00 ERA) at 3:05 p.m.