Crew wins wild one on McGehee's shot
Infielder's sixth homer of Spring Training seals dramatic victory
BREWERS 9, MARINERS 7
Monday, March 30
Mariners at the plate: Mike Wilson homered twice and drove in five runs, and Endy Chavez had two hits and scored two runs. Chavez reached on an error by Brewers starter Manny Parra leading off the game and motored all the way home on Jose Lopez's RBI double for a quick, 1-0 lead. Wilson replaced right fielder Ichiro Suzuki in the third inning and made it 3-0 in the fifth when he belted a long, two-run home run that scored Chavez, who had reached on a bunt single. Then after the Brewers took the lead, Wilson stroked a three-run shot in the ninth inning that tied the game.Brewers at the plate: Casey McGehee scored two runs and hit his sixth homer of the spring. McGehee's homer was a two-run, walk-off blast that came in the ninth inning after the Mariners had rallied to tie the game. Mike Lamb drove in three runs, and Rickie Weeks had three hits, including an RBI single in the seventh inning that gave the Brewers their first lead of the day. Milwaukee was shut out on three hits through the first five innings but sprung to life in the sixth, when Weeks led off with a double and Prince Fielder followed three batters later with a two-run home run, his fifth of Cactus League play. Lamb tied the game at 3 with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning before Weeks put Milwaukee in front temporarily. Mariners on the mound: Starter Ryan Rowland-Smith was one out away from working six scoreless innings, but Fielder's homer marred his afternoon. Rowland-Smith was charged with two runs on five hits with one walk and two strikeouts. Randy Messenger gave up the decisive homer and took the loss. Brewers on the mound: Parra made the start and surrendered three runs, only two of them earned because of his own error, on five hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out four. Carlos Villanueva worked two innings of scoreless relief, and Mitch Stetter turned in a scoreless inning as Milwaukee won its sixth straight game and improved to 12-2-1 in the last 15 games. Cactus League records: Mariners 14-15-2; Brewers 18-9-3. Up next: The Brewers play their second night game in five days on Tuesday when they travel to Peoria to face the Padres at 9 p.m. CT. Braden Looper, who missed much of camp with a rib cage injury, will make his second Cactus League start for the Brewers, and red-hot shortstop J.J. Hardy should be back in the lineup after getting Monday off. Hardy is working on a nine-game hitting streak during which he's batting .556 with four home runs and 11 RBIs.
Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.