Gallardo tosses five no-hit innings
Right-hander dazzles D-backs to lead Brewers to victory
BREWERS 4, D-BACKS 1
at Tucson, Ariz.
Wednesday, March 18
Brewers at the plate: The Brew Crew did not do much against former teammate Doug Davis on Wednesday, but it did manage to touch Chad Qualls for a run in fourth and Leo Rosales for another in the sixth. Brad Nelson doubled to center with one out in the fourth and scored one batter later on Alcides Escobar's single to right. Nelson was also in the middle of Milwaukee's rally in the sixth as his sacrifice fly brought home Bill Hall.
D-backs at the plate: It took a while for the D-backs to get on the board in this one. Augie Ojeda, in his first game back from the World Baseball Classic, drove home Chris Roberson with a single to right in the sixth off Mark DiFelice.Brewers on the mound: In his fifth start of the spring, Yovani Gallardo was not perfect, but he was close to it. The right-hander did not allow a hit in five innings while walking three and fanning three. Gallardo allowed seven runs in his third start of the spring, but those are the only runs that he has given up in 13 2/3 innings. D-backs on the mound: Davis pitched well in his first action since March 3. The lefty had been held out with some pain in his triceps, but he did not experience any problems with it on Wednesday. Closer Qualls gave up just his second run in five spring innings in the fourth.
Cactus League records: Brewers 9-8; D-backs 7-12Up next: Left-hander Manny Parra will take the hill for the Brewers on Thursday in their return to Maryvale Baseball Park for a 3:05 p.m. CT contest against the Cleveland Indians, who will start lefty Aaron Laffey. Brewers outfielder Tony Gwynn (sore right shoulder) is scheduled to continue his throwing program Thursday in hopes of being ready to appear in a game sometime next week.
Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.