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Diamondbacks 7, Brewers 0

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Back with his Milwaukee teammates sooner than he had hoped, Yovani Gallardo looked like an ace in his first outing for the Brewers since pitching for Mexico at the World Baseball Classic.

Gallardo shook off a leadoff home run by Arizona's Gerardo Parra in the bottom of the first inning and retired the next 12 batters he faced, striking out five in four innings of Milwaukee's 7-0 loss to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

"It's always a good feeling just to be back with the guys," Gallardo said. "We're with these guys six or eight months out of the year, and we're just getting back into things, preparing for the season and getting into that routine."

Now the Brewers have to get their opening day starter back into a schedule so he can be ready for next month. Gallardo isn't worried about it, nor was he too concerned about the home run Parra hit on a 3-2 pitch.

"He's a good hitter for sure," Gallardo said. "He worked the count and fouled off that 3-2 slider that I threw him and tried to go down and away, and as good hitters do, they take advantage of that fastball that was up. Left it up and the zone and he put a good swing on it."

Gallardo shook it off right way and retired the side.

"If you let a home run ruin your day, especially the first hitter, it's going to be a long day," he said before adding he is not having any issues with a slight groin strain from earlier this month.

Parra, who added a two-run double in Arizona's four-run sixth inning, was playing in his first game along with teammates Martin Prado and Miguel Montero since the three rejoined the team Tuesday after Venezuela was eliminated from the WBC.

"I know Parra didn't have a hit in the WBC. Miggy (Montero) was yelling at him after he hit the home run, `About time! What were you doing in the WBC!"' Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "But it's good to have those guys back. They're three very important guys."

Arizona starter Randall Delgado had his best outing of spring training so far, going four innings and allowing just three hits with four strikeouts. He's trying to get in the mix for a spot in the starting rotation.

"He had good velocity. All his pitches were working," Gibson said. "Kind of the guy we were hoping we'd get."

The 23-year-old right-hander was acquired as part of the trade that sent Justin Upton to Atlanta in the offseason.

Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz threw a scoreless fifth inning and struck out two. Brewers closer John Axford, back from his time with Canada at the WBC, also pitched a scoreless inning with a strikeout.

NOTES: Following an off day for the team on Thursday, LHP Chris Narveson is expected to start for Milwaukee against Cleveland on Friday. RHP Mike Fiers gets the call on Saturday against Cincinnati. ... The Diamondbacks also get a day off on Thursday, then send RHP Brandon McCarthy to the mound against the Oakland Athletics on Friday. ... Gibson said starting pitcher Wade Miley threw on the side on Wednesday, and is on schedule to pitch again on Monday. He could appear in a minor-league game on that day after being scratched from his last start due to a tired arm.

 
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Players of the Game
Arizona

G. Parra
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
Arizona

B. Clevlen
AB 1
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Norichika Aoki, RF3010000 .192
    Scooter Gennett, 2B1000000 .200
Jean Segura, SS3010010 .321
    Josh Prince, RF0000100 .138
Rickie Weeks, 2B3010000 .346
    Anderson De La Rosa, C1000001 .167
Carlos Gomez, CF2000112 .474
    Mike Gonzalez, P0000000 .000
    Burke Badenhop, P0000000 .000
   a- Kentrail Davis, PH1010000 .150
Alex Gonzalez, 3B3010013 .263
    Blake Davis, PR-3B0000100 .333
Taylor Green, 1B2000021 .130
   b- Bobby Crosby, PH-1B2000014 .182
Caleb Gindl, LF3000020 .345
   c- Brandon Macias, PH1000001 .000
Blake Lalli, C2000000 .320
   d- Donnie Murphy, PH-SS1000012 .192
Yovani Gallardo, P2000010 .000
    John Axford, P0000000 .000
    Jim Henderson, P0000000 .000
    Brandon Kintzler, P0000000 .000
    Logan Schafer, CF1000010 .345
Totals31050311  
a-doubled for Badenhop in the 9th
b-struck out for T. Green in the 7th
c-grounded into a double play for Gindl in the 9th
d-struck out for Lalli in the 7th
Batting
2B - Kentrail Davis (1, Brewer)
Team LOB - 7
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Yovani Gallardo (L,0-1) 4111051 5.40
John Axford 1000010 9.82
Jim Henderson 0.1144300 10.80
Brandon Kintzler 0.2100010 3.38
Mike Gonzalez 1000110 6.00
Burke Badenhop 1322010 3.60
HBP - Gosewisch (by Mike Gonzalez)
Pitches-Strikes - Yovani Gallardo 28-25, John Axford 5-5, Jim Henderson 15-2, Brandon Kintzler 5-5, Mike Gonzalez 10-5, Burke Badenhop 8-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yovani Gallardo 5-2, John Axford 2-0, Brandon Kintzler 1-0, Mike Gonzalez 2-0, Burke Badenhop 1-1
Batters Faced - Yovani Gallardo 13, John Axford 3, Jim Henderson 5, Brandon Kintzler 3, Mike Gonzalez 5, Burke Badenhop 6
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gerardo Parra, CF3223000 .333
    Tuffy Gosewisch, C0000000 .143
Martin Prado, 3B2100100 .286
    Chris Owings, SS1000002 .273
Aaron Hill, 2B2001010 .400
    Kila Ka'aihue, 1B1000000 .318
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B3000021 .406
    Matt Davidson, 3B1110000 .200
Miguel Montero, C3011010 .214
    Evan Frey, CF1110000 .400
A.J. Pollock, RF3000011 .216
    Brent Clevlen, RF1012000 .143
Brad Snyder, LF2000010 .161
    Nick Ahmed, 2B2000011 .238
Cliff Pennington, SS1100100 .259
    Alfredo Marte, LF1000101 .148
Randall Delgado, P1000010 .000
    J.J. Putz, P0000000 .000
    Zeke Spruill, P0000000 .000
   a- Eric Hinske, PH0100100 .333
    Joe Paterson, P0000000 .000
   b- Didi Gregorius, PH1000011 .375
    Charles Brewer, P0000000 .000
    Rommie Lewis, P0000000 .000
Totals2976749  
a-walked for Spruill in the 6th
b-struck out for Paterson in the 7th
Batting
2B - Gerardo Parra (1, Henderson), Evan Frey (1, Badenhop)
HR - Gerardo Parra (2, Gallardo)
SF - Aaron Hill (1)
RBI - Gerardo Parra 3 (9), Aaron Hill (5), Miguel Montero (1), Brent Clevlen 2 (2)
2-OUT RBI - Miguel Montero (1)
SB - Gerardo Parra (1, 3rd base off Henderson/Lalli), Martin Prado (1, 2nd base off Henderson/Lalli), Cliff Pennington (3, 2nd base off Henderson/Lalli)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
Outfield Assists - A.J. Pollock 1
DP - Davidson-Ahmed-Ka'aihue
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Randall Delgado (W,1-1) 4300050 6.43
J.J. Putz (H,1) 1000020 0.00
Zeke Spruill (H,3) 1000010 1.29
Joe Paterson (H,2) 1100120 1.35
Charles Brewer (H,1) 1100210 1.13
Rommie Lewis 1000000 0.00
WP - Charles Brewer (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Randall Delgado 25-25, J.J. Putz 7-7, Zeke Spruill 5-5, Joe Paterson 12-8, Charles Brewer 14-6, Rommie Lewis 2-2
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Randall Delgado 4-3, J.J. Putz 1-0, Zeke Spruill 2-0, Joe Paterson 1-0, Rommie Lewis 1-1
Batters Faced - Randall Delgado 15, J.J. Putz 3, Zeke Spruill 3, Joe Paterson 5, Charles Brewer 6, Rommie Lewis 2
Game Information
Attendance - 12459
Game Time - 2:45
Temperature - 84
Umpires - Home - Brad Myers, First Base - Jordan Baker, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Jim Reynolds