PHOENIX -- Hernan Iribarren's sacrifice fly plated Cole Garner with the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th as the Rockies beat the Brewers, 9-8, in 10 innings at Maryvale Baseball Park on Thursday.
A two-run Brewers 10th, highlighted by three straight hits to start the frame, made things interesting up until the very end.
Milwaukee's Brandon Boggs tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with a bases-loaded RBI single to center field, but the Rockies were able to get out of the inning following a forceout at home plate and a 6-4-3 double play to escape with only the one run allowed.
Pinch-hitter Mike Jacobs had put the Rockies ahead in the top half of the inning, delivering an RBI single to give the Rockies a 6-5 advantage.Todd Helton had two hits, including a two-run double, and Wily Taveras had three hits and scored three runs in the Rockies' second straight road win. Ryan Braun's two-out, three-run home run in the third inning gave Milwaukee a 3-1 lead, but the Rockies rallied in the middle innings. Helton delivered a two-run double against Brewers closer John Axford that tied the game at 3 in the fifth inning, and Colorado pushed ahead in the fifth with two more runs after shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt's error. Taveras led the way with three hits and also stole two bases as part of a big day that began with a leadoff bunt single. "It's always interesting in Spring Training when people are working on things, and the first guy drops down a good bunt," said Milwaukee starter Chris Narveson. "I was able to make my pitches and do what I needed to do. It was nice to have some of their starting guys in there, to be able to face them and see how you stack up."
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