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Cincinnati (3-11) «12000102x691

Reds 6, Brewers 5


GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Dusty Baker managed Cesar Izturis in Chicago but the veteran shortstop was injured at the time. Now Baker gets to see what Izturis can really do.

Izturis boosted his chance to win a utility job with the Reds, hitting a sixth inning home run off Travis Webb and an eighth-inning RBI single against Johnny Hellweg in Cincinnati's 6-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.

"I had Izturis when I was in Chicago," Baker said. "I know him but I want to see what he can do now."

The 33-year old is a non-roster invitee who will have to play his way onto the team.

Logan Schafer drove in two runs with a single and a double and Donnie Murphy hit three hits, including a double.

Schafer, a third-round pick by the Brewers in the 2008 amateur draft, is a candidate to make an opening-day roster that will be missing Corey Hart and Mat Gamel. Murphy is also in the mix for a utility spot and the first-base job.

"Schafer always swings it," Ron Roenicke said. "He squares up balls. He gets it. He knows when to bunt and does all the little things that can help you. Murph is starting to swing the bat well. He scuffled early. Like I tell the guys, we're not too concerned about what happens early."

Scheduled to pitch three innings, Homer Bailey allowed three runs - one earned - and four hits in two innings. The Reds auditioned second baseman Henry Rodriguez and shortstop Jason Donald, and they failed to turn two ground balls into double plays, leading to the unearned runs.

"Homer (Bailey) had a 30-pitch inning that first inning," Baker said. "We didn't want to give him another inning and took him out. He threw the ball real good. He just couldn't put them away. I think three of their hits were two-strike hits."

The defense let Bailey down.

"We won but it's hard to win like that," Baker said. "We just have to tighten up our game."

On a day with wet conditions, Reds manager Dusty Baker gave most of his regulars the day off.

Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta allowed three runs and five hits in 2 1-3 innings.

"Wily was up and down in the zone again," Roenicke said.

NOTES: Aramis Ramirez missed his sixth game with a strained left knee. He strained it sliding into second base last Saturday against the Angels. ... Burke Badenhop has retired 12 of the 13 batters he's faced this spring, striking out five. ... The Reds re-assigned RHP Justin Freeman and C Tucker Barnhart to minor league camp. ... The Reds scheduled a `B' game on Sunday against the Dodgers. Both teams had a game rained out on Friday. ... Mike Leake and Aroldis Chapman are competing for the fifth spot in the Reds' rotation. Their turn to pitch is Monday, an off day. They will pitch simulated games to stay on schedule. ... Neftali Soto had two hits to raise his average to .350, replacing Joey Votto, who is playing in the World Baseball Classic.

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Players of the Game

L. Schafer
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0

C. Izturis
AB 2
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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Milwaukee Brewers
Logan Schafer, CF3022000 .346
    Scooter Gennett, 2B2000002 .250
Jean Segura, SS3110002 .364
    Josh Prince, CF-LF^RF2000010 .190
Rickie Weeks, 2B3010010 .333
    Blake Davis, SS2000010 .250
Khris Davis, LF3000011 .308
    Bobby Crosby, 1B-3B0000100 .000
Caleb Gindl, RF-CF4010022 .364
    Sean Halton, 1B0000000 .250
Donnie Murphy, 3B3130000 .238
    T.J. Mittelstaedt, PR-LF0000000 .000
Blake Lalli, C3120000 .333
    Dayton Buller, C1000001 .500
Hunter Morris, 1B3000003 .143
    Cole Garner, RF-CF10100001.000
Kentrail Davis, DH3201102 .056
2B - Logan Schafer (3, Parra), Donnie Murphy (1, Arredondo)
RBI - Logan Schafer 2 (5), Kentrail Davis (1)
2-OUT RBI - Logan Schafer 2 (2)
SB - Kentrail Davis (2, 2nd base off Parra/Ashley)
Team LOB - 7
E - Bobby Crosby (1, Throwing)
Milwaukee Brewers
Wily Peralta 2.1533120 6.23
Brandon Kintzler 0.2000000 4.26
Burke Badenhop (H,3) 2000020 0.00
Travis Webb (H,1) 1211011 9.00
Johnny Hellweg (BS,2; L,0-1) 1.2220220 4.15
Jesus Sanchez 0.1000010 2.70
WP - Wily Peralta 2 (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Wily Peralta 23-16, Brandon Kintzler 2-2, Burke Badenhop 10-10, Travis Webb 8-8, Johnny Hellweg 19-11, Jesus Sanchez 3-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wily Peralta 4-1, Brandon Kintzler 2-0, Burke Badenhop 2-2, Travis Webb 2-0, Johnny Hellweg 2-1
Batters Faced - Wily Peralta 13, Brandon Kintzler 2, Burke Badenhop 6, Travis Webb 5, Johnny Hellweg 9, Jesus Sanchez 1
Cincinnati Reds
Derrick Robinson, LF2011010 .278
    Xavier Paul, LF2000010 .261
Yorman Rodriguez, CF2110001 .313
    Ryan LaMarre, CF1000100 .118
Denis Phipps, RF2000001 .176
    Donald Lutz, RF2110010 .368
Neftali Soto, 1B2021000 .350
    Mike Hessman, 1B2100010 .000
Jack Hannahan, 3B3000001 .250
    Kris Negron, 3B0000100 .556
Henry Rodriguez, 2B2000001 .400
    Cesar Izturis, 2B2122000 .304
Jason Donald, SS1100100 .300
    Emmanuel Burriss, SS2010003 .320
Nevin Ashley, C2000011 .077
    Corky Miller, C2001001 .143
Devin Mesoraco, DH2110010 .400
   a- Miguel Olivo, PH-DH2000022 .118
a-struck out for Mesoraco in the 7th
HR - Cesar Izturis (1, Webb)
RBI - Derrick Robinson (1), Neftali Soto (4), Cesar Izturis 2 (4), Corky Miller (1)
2-OUT RBI - Derrick Robinson (1), Neftali Soto (3), Cesar Izturis (1)
SB - Yorman Rodriguez (2, 2nd base off Peralta/Lalli)
CS - Ryan LaMarre (1, 2nd base by Hellweg/Buller)
Team LOB - 6
Outfield Assists - Ryan LaMarre 1
DP - Hannahan-Soto, Hessman-Miller-Negron-Izturis
PB - Corky Miller (1)
E - Henry Rodriguez (5, Misplayed grounder)
Cincinnati Reds
Homer Bailey 2431010 1.80
Manny Parra 2322010 4.05
Sean Marshall 1000020 0.00
Jonathan Broxton 1100100 0.00
Logan Ondrusek 1100100 2.25
Jose Arredondo (W,1-1) 1200000 5.79
J.J. Hoover (S,1) 1000020 1.93
HBP - Murphy (by Homer Bailey)
WP - Homer Bailey (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Homer Bailey 14-12, Manny Parra 12-11, Sean Marshall 7-7, Jonathan Broxton 8-4, Logan Ondrusek 8-3, Jose Arredondo 4-4, J.J. Hoover 7-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Homer Bailey 5-0, Manny Parra 3-2, Sean Marshall 1-0, Jonathan Broxton 2-1, Jose Arredondo 2-0
Batters Faced - Homer Bailey 11, Manny Parra 9, Sean Marshall 3, Jonathan Broxton 5, Logan Ondrusek 4, Jose Arredondo 4, J.J. Hoover 3
Game Information
Attendance - 3545
Game Time - 3:05
Temperature - 55
Umpires - Home - Tony Randazzo, First Base - Mark Ripperger, Second Base - UMP Nonindividual, Third Base - John Tumpane