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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - After a disappointing end last year, Carlos Gonzalez is hoping 2013 will start well for him - both with the Colorado Rockies and with Team Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic.

Gonzalez drove in his first three runs this spring with a homer and double, leading the Rockies over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Friday.

Gonzalez was 2 for 9 going into the game. He lined a two-run double in the third inning and homered off Ariel Pena in the fifth.

The All-Star outfielder will play one more game with Colorado before going to Florida for the WBC.

Gonzalez is in the third season of a seven-year, $80 million deal. He hit .303 with 22 homers and 85 RBIs last year, but struggled in August and September as injuries to several Rockies regulars such as Troy Tulowitzki and Michael Cuddyer allowed teams to pitch around him.

Gonzalez says he pressed to perform.

"As a player, it's always tough when things are going bad for the team and you worry so much and we had a lot of guys out. You don't have a Tulowitzki and a Cuddyer hitting behind me, it make a difference," he said. "You put pressure on yourself to do more and make the team better, but one guy doesn't make the team better. The young guys did a good job, but we just couldn't win.

"I feel good right now. I've worked really hard and I take a lot of pride in taking on the responsibilities I have on this team. I'm seeing the ball well and this was a good day. I'm looking forward to going to the WBC and wear the colors of my country," he said.

Jean Segura had two hits and accounted for the first Milwaukee run. He tripled and scored on Logan Schafer's groundout in the fourth.

Lefty Danny Rosenbaum, selected from Boston in December's Rule 5 draft and projected as a long man out of the bullpen, threw two scoreless innings for Colorado.

"I was trying to work quick and get groundballs," he said.

Five of his six outs came on grounders, including a double play to end the second.

"They told me they see me more as a long relief guy. I've always been a starter in college and my whole career and coming out of the `pen will be different. But it's pitching and it's the same game. However they think I can help, I want to do that," he said.

With Mark Rogers pitching against Italy in a WBC morning tuneup, the Brewers used a series of eight relievers who all worked an inning.

Manager Ron Roenicke was pleased with the scoreless inning put in by 2011 first-round pick Jed Bradley, who struggled last year in his first pro season at Class A Brevard County. He lost a lot of weight due to a persistent stomach bug and lost velocity on his pitches as a result.

"He's been very good early. Even his bullpens have been pretty good," Roenicke said.

NOTES: The Rockies turned an unusual double play to end the fifth. With Norichika Aoki on first, Segura singled. Right fielder Charlie Blackmon hit cutoff man Reid Brignac in the middle of the diamond, and he threw behind Segura for the out at first. Aoki thought it was the third out and strayed off the bag, and was picked off second. ... The Rockies and Brewers will open the regular season in one month, on April 1 in Milwaukee. It will be the second straight year the Rockies will play their opener at Miller Park.

 
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Players of the Game
Milwaukee

J. Segura
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
Colorado

C. Gonzalez
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
 

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Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Norichika Aoki, RF3010001 .250
    Caleb Gindl, RF1010000 .600
Jean Segura, SS3120001 .462
    Scooter Gennett, 2B1000001 .200
Logan Schafer, LF3001000 .357
    Josh Prince, CF1000000 .091
Carlos Gomez, CF3010000 .500
    Khris Davis, LF1110000 .231
Martin Maldonado, C3010021 .100
    Robinzon Diaz, C1011000 .200
Blake Lalli, DH2000101 .333
   a- Kentrail Davis, PH-DH1000001 .111
Jeff Bianchi, 2B-SS2000000 .167
   b- Taylor Green, PH-3B2000013 .000
Donnie Murphy, 3B-SS3010010 .111
    Blake Davis, SS0000000 .333
Hunter Morris, 1B2010000 .067
   c- Sean Halton, PH-1B1000001 .300
Totals33210214  
a-popped out for Lalli in the 9th
b-struck out for Bianchi in the 7th
c-flied out for Morris in the 8th
Batting
3B - Jean Segura (1, Volstad)
RBI - Logan Schafer (2), Robinzon Diaz (1)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
E - Jeff Bianchi (1, Throwing), Carlos Gomez (2, Misplayed grounder)
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tom Gorzelanny 1000010 0.00
John Axford (L,0-2) 1211010 13.50
Mike Gonzalez 1322010 18.00
Jim Henderson 1000120 0.00
Ariel Pena 1111011 9.00
Jed Bradley 1000010 6.75
Alfredo Figaro 1000010 0.00
Jesus Sanchez 1211110 3.00
WP - Jesus Sanchez (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Tom Gorzelanny 5-5, John Axford 7-7, Mike Gonzalez 8-8, Jim Henderson 11-7, Ariel Pena 9-8, Jed Bradley 5-5, Alfredo Figaro 5-5, Jesus Sanchez 12-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tom Gorzelanny 1-1, John Axford 2-0, Jed Bradley 1-1, Alfredo Figaro 1-1, Jesus Sanchez 2-0
Batters Faced - Tom Gorzelanny 3, John Axford 5, Mike Gonzalez 6, Jim Henderson 4, Ariel Pena 4, Jed Bradley 3, Alfredo Figaro 3, Jesus Sanchez 6
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eric Young Jr., CF3110000 .300
    Tyler Colvin, CF-RF1000000 .125
Josh Rutledge, 2B3000012 .231
    Tommy Manzella, 2B1000000 .000
Carlos Gonzalez, LF3123010 .333
    Corey Dickerson, LF0100100 .200
Troy Tulowitzki, SS3000001 .222
    Reid Brignac, SS1000000 .333
Michael Cuddyer, 1B3000011 .200
    Ben Paulsen, 1B1011000 .625
Wilin Rosario, C3110000 .444
    Jordan Pacheco, C1010000 .462
    Lars Davis, C0000000 .000
Charlie Blackmon, RF2011110 .571
    Rafael Ortega, CF1000012 .500
Chris Nelson, 3B3000022 .250
    Ryan Wheeler, 3B0000000 .143
Henry Wrigley, DH2110011 .400
   a- Jose Gonzalez, PH-DH1000010 .333
Totals3258529  
a-struck out for Wrigley in the 7th
Batting
2B - Carlos Gonzalez (2, Gonzalez), Wilin Rosario (2, Axford), Charlie Blackmon (2, Axford)
HR - Carlos Gonzalez (1, Pena)
RBI - Carlos Gonzalez 3 (3), Ben Paulsen (3), Charlie Blackmon (2)
2-OUT RBI - Carlos Gonzalez (1), Ben Paulsen (1), Charlie Blackmon (2)
SB - Charlie Blackmon (2, 2nd base off Henderson/Maldonado)
CS - Josh Rutledge (1, 2nd base by Gorzelanny/Maldonado)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Charlie Blackmon 1
DP - Tulowitzki-Rutledge-Cuddyer, Cuddyer-Rutledge-Blackmon-Brignac, Manzella-Brignac-Paulsen
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dan Rosenbaum (W,2-0) 2100000 0.00
Chris Volstad (H,1) 3211020 1.80
Wilton Lopez (H,2) 1200000 0.00
Manny Corpas (H,2) 1100120 4.50
Tyler Anderson (H,1) 1200000 0.00
Rob Scahill 1211000 4.50
WP - Rob Scahill (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Dan Rosenbaum 7-6, Chris Volstad 15-15, Wilton Lopez 3-3, Manny Corpas 12-8, Tyler Anderson 4-4, Rob Scahill 6-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dan Rosenbaum 4-1, Chris Volstad 5-2, Manny Corpas 1-0, Tyler Anderson 1-1, Rob Scahill 1-2
Batters Faced - Dan Rosenbaum 6, Chris Volstad 11, Wilton Lopez 3, Manny Corpas 5, Tyler Anderson 4, Rob Scahill 5
Game Information
Attendance - 7443
Game Time - 2:29
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Brian Knight, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Seth Buckminster, Third Base - Quinn Wolcott