GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brandon McCarthy pitched two innings in his Los Angeles Dodgers debut, a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.
McCarthy gave up a run and two hits while striking out two. The slim right-hander signed a $48 million, four-year contract with the Dodgers on Dec. 16 after spending last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees.
Carlos Gomez hit a RBI double off McCarthy in the first inning to score Gerardo Parra, who singled.
"In the second inning I got back into it, settled down, came away with some positives and got to where I think I need to be," said the 6-foot-7 McCarthy, who was 7-5 with a 2.89 ERA in 14 starts for the Yankees after they acquired him in a trade with the Diamondbacks on July 6.
Dodgers outfielder Kyle Jensen, a non-roster invitee, hit a two-run homer in the eighth. Highly regarded prospect Corey Seager knocked in the winning run with a double to deep center in the bottom of the ninth.
Matt Clark homered for Milwaukee in the ninth to tie it. Hunter Morris had a RBI single in the fifth.
The loss left the Brewers with an 0-4 record in spring training.
"Guys need to start making plays," manager Ron Roenicke said. "Just make the plays. We’re not asking them to make super plays all the time. Just make the routine play."
Roenicke saw one bright spot in starter Mike Fiers, who gave up one run, one hit, walked one and struck out three in 2 2/3 innings.
"Fastball, spotted it well," Roenicke said. "Curveball was pretty good. Nice little changeup and cutter. So yeah, Mike did a good job again."
Trainer’s room: 1B Adam Lind has yet to appear in a spring game because of stiffness in his back. He stiffened up Thursday during fielding drills. Lind, acquired Nov. 1 from Toronto for pitcher Marco Estrada, has been dealing with back issues since 2011.
Up next: Jimmy Nelson gets his first spring start Monday against Kansas City. Nelson’s work was slowed early in camp by a tight hamstring. He threw batting practice Friday. The right-hander was 2-9 with a 4.93 ERA last season over 14 appearances, 12 starts.