3/11/2013 6:44 P.M. ET
Weeks' RBI triple sparks Crew rally over Dodgers
By Adam McCalvy / MLB.com
PHOENIX -- A Carlos Gomez error spotted the Dodgers two unearned runs in the top of the fourth inning, but the Brewers answered with three runs in the bottom of the same frame, good for a 3-2 Milwaukee win at Maryvale Baseball Park on Monday.
Rickie Weeks lined an RBI triple and Khris Davis and Blake Lalli each delivered run-scoring singles off Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu in the decisive bottom of the fourth. Weeks' hit was inches from being a home run, striking a yellow line that runs across the center field batter's eye.
"They said it probably hit the yellow line -- a camera guy said that to one of the coaches," Weeks said. "It's Spring Training, and I could care less. You just hit the ball hard and see what happens. Results matter in the season."
Ryu, pitching in place of Zack Greinke while Greinke underwent tests in Los Angeles on his right elbow, allowed three runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings.
Brewers starter Mike Fiers allowed two runs, none earned, on six hits in four innings. He induced a two-out fly ball to center field in the fourth inning that ticked off Gomez's glove for a run-scoring error, and the Dodgers' Mark Ellis followed with an RBI double for a brief, 2-0 Dodgers lead before the Brewers made their comeback.
Both teams received sparkling relief. The Dodgers' Josh Wall and Chris Reed combined to allow only one Brewers baserunner over the final 3 1/3 innings, and four Brewers relievers combined for five innings with only three hits.
Up next: Mark Rogers will continue his bid for a spot in the Brewers' starting rotation when he faces Alexi Ogando and the Rangers on Tuesday in Surprise, Ariz. Rogers owns a 3.86 ERA in his two Cactus League starts but has already walked six batters in 4 2/3 innings, not counting a morning Minor League exhibition in which he walked four more batters in two innings. The 3:05 p.m. CT game can be heard on an exclusive webcast via brewers.com.