After losing their two spring training games against the Athletics and Rockies, the Brewers looked to bounce back against the Royals. Adrian Houser was on the mound for Milwaukee opposite former Brewer Zack Greinke. The Brewers young outfield trio has looked promising so far, especially Garrett Mitchell. This spring training will be essential to see how well they develop.
The scoring started in the bottom of the third inning when Luca Tresh doubled off of Hoby Milner. Nicky Lopez then followed that with a walk. MJ Melendez hit a double to score both runners, and Michael Massey hit an RBI triple to bring him home. The Brewers were facing a 3-0 deficit entering the fourth inning.
The Royals would add another run off Peter Strzelecki in the bottom of the fourth when Tresh hit an RBI single to bring home Tyler Gentry who had walked earlier in the inning. The Brewers would take the run back in the top of the fifth when Mitchell hit an RBI single to score Mike Brosseau.
Milwaukee would tie the game in the top of the sixth when Keston Hiura drew a walk and Brosseau hit a two-run home run. Owen Miller then hit a double, and Brice Turang brought him home with an RBI single, tying the game at four runs apiece. The offense would explode for another three runs in the eighth inning when Tyler Black hit a leadoff double, followed by an RBI double from Jeferson Quero. Hedbert Perez followed it up with a two-run home run to give the Brewers a 7-4 lead.
The Crew would score another three runs in the top of the ninth when Black hit a two-run double to score Jon Singleton and Andruw Monasterio. Perez hit an RBI double to drive home Black, giving Milwaukee a 10-4 advantage heading into the last half-inning. Zach Vennaro was brought in to close the game and did so without allowing a run.
Colin Rea earned the win for Milwaukee with a quiet inning of work in the seventh. Nine pitchers each pitched an inning in the victory.
Black, Perez, Singleton, and Miller each got two hits, with Perez driving in three and Black and Brosseau each picking up two RBIs of their own.
Milwaukee will play the Cubs Tuesday at 2:10 pm on 620 WTMJ and Bally Sports Wisconsin.