PHOENIX (AP) — Khris Davis and Luis Jimenez hit grand slams and the Milwaukee Brewers had another big offensive day in a 15-1 win over a Seattle Mariners split-squad on Thursday.
"It’s pretty contagious right now," said Davis, whose 420-foot shot bounced off a walking path and completely out of Maryvale Baseball Park. "You don’t want to waste them here but everyone looks like they’re pretty ready."
Scooter Gennett and Jonathan Lucroy each had three of Milwaukee’s 22 hits and Matt Clark, Jean Segura and Logan Shafer had two each. The Brewers have outscored opponents 83-35 over the last 10 games, going 7-2-1 in that stretch.
"This run of double-digit runs and double-digit hits, I don’t care where you are doing it … it’s still an impressive stretch," said Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun, had an RBI double in the fourth. "We’re putting together some really quality at-bats and there’s a lot of depth to our lineup. It’s encouraging, but you want to keep it in perspective."
Mike Fiers, coming back from a minor shoulder issue made his start in two weeks and allow three hits in 3 2-3 innings.
Seattle starter Roenis Elias allowed eight hits and six earned runs in three-plus innings and didn’t retire a batter until Milwaukee led 4-0. Jesus Sucre brought home Willie Bloomquist with an RBI single in the third inning — one of four Mariners hits.
Jimenez ended the scoring with his slam in the eighth — his second home run in two games.