Braun singles, scores in debut as Brewers beat White Sox
PHOENIX (AP) Ryan Braun had an RBI single in his first at-bat of the spring and scored in the second as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Wednesday.
Braun, making his spring debut following off-season back surgery, followed a walk to Eric Young Jr. and a hit-and-run single by Jonathan Lucroy in the first inning with an opposite-field single to right field to drive in Young.
It was the first run of the spring allowed by Chicago's Carlos Rondon, who pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed only three hits in his first two starts.
Braun, who made a running catch in left field on a fly ball by Chicago's Adam Eaton to open the game, walked in the third inning and scored from first base with a slide at home on a double by Chris Carter.
Matt Garza pitched four scoreless innings for Milwaukee, allowing two hits and striking out three.
Tim Anderson tripled and scored in the fifth for the White Sox, who had five hits.