Split-squad report: Brewers top Rockies, lose to Royals
BREWERS 5, ROCKIES 4
Tuffy Gosewisch’s single in the bottom of the ninth scored Keston Hiura for the game-winning run, clinching a 5-4 win over Colorado for the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday afternoon.
Gosewisch, a 35-year-old catcher who has played 137 career big-league games, signed a minor-league deal with Milwaukee in December.
Jhoulys Chacin, named Milwaukee’s opening-day starter earlier this week, allowed three runs and six hits over 5 1/3 innings on the hill. He walked one hitter and fanned four.
Jimmy Nelson blew a 4-3 lead in the top of the ninth, but he had a solid outing overall, whiffing four hitters in three innings of work.
ROYALS 6, BREWERS 2
Reliever Josh Hader tallied three Ks in 1 2/3 innings pitched, but the Brewers lost 6-2 to Kanas City.
Yasmani Grandal improved his spring-training batting average to .292 after logging two hits in the loss. Jesus Aguilar brought two runs in on an RBI single in the fifth to tie the game at 5, but Kansas City rallied for four unanswered runs over the last four innings to take home a win.
Taylor Williams was credited with the loss, dropping his record to 1-1 in spring training.
Jacob Barnes allowed two hits and two runs in the eighth inning.
Milwaukee regroups Sunday afternoon to pay a visit to the Los Angeles Dodgers, a rematch (ok, exhibition rematch) of the National League Championship Series.