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Milwaukee at Arizona

    Diamondbacks 14, Brewers 3

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    PHOENIX (AP) - Corey Hart homered in his second game back from knee surgery and the Milwaukee Brewers ended spring training with a 14-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

    Diamondbacks shortstop Willie Bloomquist homered, doubled and singled to drive in three runs and stole two bases in the Cactus League finale for the Diamondbacks, held at home ballpark Chase Field.

    "I am not worrying about the stats part of it, I just want to feel good," Bloomquist said. "I want to feel like myself in the box. Whether I am getting results or not, during spring training I could care less."

    He also faces a major decision. His big day came after his at-bat music was "Almost Paradise," the love theme from the 1984 movie "Footloose." It's not the most intimidating track to dig in to.

    "Over the course of your career you have to make some tough decisions and this is going to be one of them but the two times they played it I have gotten hits," Bloomquist said. "If I do keep it and the writing could be on the wall, as long as everyone knows that it wasn't me that decided it."

    Bloomquist will start in place of the injured Stephen Drew this season.

    Chris Young drove in three runs for the Diamondbacks and Jake Williams, the son of Diamondbacks third-base coach Matt Williams, added a two-run double for Arizona.

    On March 6, Hart had arthroscopic surgery to repair two cartilage tears in his right knee, and he made his spring debut Tuesday night with a double in the Brewers' 5-3 loss to Arizona.

    Joe Saunders allowed three runs in five innings, allowing five hits with five strikeouts and a walk.

    Brewers starter Shaun Marcum gave up five earned runs and seven hits in 4 1-3 innings.

    "I wanted to get my pitch count up," Marcum said. "I wasn't really focused on results or anything like that. It was more getting the pitch count up and making some quality pitches. I was able to do that."

    Reliever Manny Parra did not retire any of the six batters his faced in the eighth inning, when the Diamondbacks scored six runs. Parra was charged with four runs, four hits and two walks.

    NOTES: The Diamondbacks announced several roster moves to get down to 25. Reliever Takashi Saito will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain. ... LHP Mike Zagurski was outrighted to Triple-A Reno and C Ryan Budde, INF Cody Ransom and OF A.J. Pollack were also reassigned to Reno. ... Milwaukee finished the Cactus League with a 15-16-2 mark, their first losing spring campaign since 2007.

     
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    Milwaukee Brewers
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Rickie Weeks, 2B3000020 .260
        Cesar Izturis, 2B-SS^3B1000000 .220
    Carlos Gomez, CF3010010 .246
        Matthew Cline, SS-3B^SS1000000 .667
    Ryan Braun, LF2110001 .213
        Nyjer Morgan, LF-CF2010000 .254
    Aramis Ramirez, 3B3110002 .218
        Jeff Bianchi, 3B-2B1000000 .083
    Corey Hart, RF-1B3112011 .500
        John Axford, P0000000 .000
       a- Joshua Prince, PH0000100 .500
    Alex Gonzalez, SS1010100 .473
        Aoki Norichika, RF2000001 .299
    Mat Gamel, 1B2000002 .238
        George Kottaras, C1000010 .283
    Jonathan Lucroy, C2000010 .473
        Travis Ishikawa, LF-1B1000010 .255
    Shaun Marcum, P2000000 .000
        Manny Parra, P0000000 .000
        Tim Dillard, P0000000 .000
        Marco Estrada, P0000000 .000
       b- Kentrail Davis, PH-LF1000000 .313
    Totals3136227  
    a-walked for Axford in the 9th
    b-grounded out for M. Estrada in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Ryan Braun (3, Saunders), Nyjer Morgan (5, Cahill)
    HR - Corey Hart (1, Saunders)
    RBI - Corey Hart 2 (2)
    SB - Carlos Gomez (6, 2nd base off Saunders/Montero)
    CS - Alex Gonzalez (2, 2nd base by Saunders/Montero)
    Team LOB - 3
    Fielding
    DP - Cline-Izturis-Hart
    Milwaukee Brewers
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Shaun Marcum (L,0-1) 4.1755131 6.14
    Manny Parra0455200 6.52
    Tim Dillard 1.2433100 4.20
    Marco Estrada 1000020 3.50
    John Axford 1211130 2.53
    Pitches-Strikes - Shaun Marcum 78-51, Manny Parra 20-7, Tim Dillard 32-18, Marco Estrada 13-9, John Axford 26-17
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Shaun Marcum 5-5, Tim Dillard 3-1
    Batters Faced - Shaun Marcum 21, Manny Parra 6, Tim Dillard 9, Marco Estrada 3, John Axford 6
    Arizona Diamondbacks
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Willie Bloomquist, SS3233000 .206
        Trevor Cahill, P1000010 .000
    Ryan Roberts, 3B3000011 .242
       a- Geoff Blum, PH-3B2000001 .262
    Justin Upton, RF2210101 .279
        Gerardo Parra, CF2110010 .303
    Miguel Montero, C2110111 .326
        A.J. Pollock, LF2220000 .315
    Chris Young, CF3113010 .400
        Lyle Overbay, 1B1111100 .320
    Jason Kubel, LF3121001 .254
        Cody Ransom, SS1011000 .233
       b- Raul Navarro, PH-SS1000011 .000
    Paul Goldschmidt, 1B3111001 .277
        Henry Blanco, C2000011 .222
    Aaron Hill, 2B2100101 .219
        Evan Frey, RF1011000 .250
       c- Socrates Brito, PH-RF0000100 .000
    Joe Saunders, P2110000 .500
       d- Jacob Williams, PH1012000 .333
        Jimmy Comerota, 2B2000013 .400
    Totals3914171358  
    a-grounded out for Roberts in the 5th
    b-struck out for Ransom in the 8th
    c-walked for Frey in the 8th
    d-doubled for Saunders in the 5th
    Batting
    2B - Willie Bloomquist (2, Marcum), Lyle Overbay (4, Axford), Jacob Williams (1, Parra)
    HR - Willie Bloomquist (1, Marcum)
    SF - Willie Bloomquist (2)
    RBI - Willie Bloomquist 3 (5), Chris Young 3 (10), Lyle Overbay (3), Jason Kubel (9), Cody Ransom (10), Paul Goldschmidt (12), Evan Frey (4), Jacob Williams 2 (2)
    2-OUT RBI - Evan Frey (1)
    SB - Willie Bloomquist 2 (3, 2nd base off Marcum/Lucroy, 3rd base off Marcum/Lucroy)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    Outfield Assists - Justin Upton 1
    DP - Upton-Goldschmidt
    E - Chris Young (2, Misplayed grounder)
    Arizona Diamondbacks
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Joe Saunders (W,1-2) 5533151 7.98
    Trevor Cahill (S,1) 4100120 4.86
    WP - Trevor Cahill (4)
    Pitches-Strikes - Joe Saunders 78-48, Trevor Cahill 58-35
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Saunders 1-7, Trevor Cahill 6-4
    Batters Faced - Joe Saunders 19, Trevor Cahill 14
    Game Information
    Attendance - 13323
    Game Time - 2:58
    Temperature - 82
    Umpires - Home - Mike Jarboe, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Michael Lusky, Third Base - Tripp Gibson