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Cincinnati (6-14)1310001219162
Milwaukee (8-10) «5020100019150

Reds 9, Brewers 9

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PHOENIX (AP) - Mike Leake knows what the problem was.

Now he's got to fix it.

Leake allowed 10 hits and seven runs - five earned - in 3 1-3 innings, and a Cincinnati Reds split squad and Milwaukee Brewers played to a 9-9 tie Saturday night.

"I was slightly more elevated today than normal," Leake said. "I probably didn't mix speeds as much as I should have. The combination of being more elevated and throwing harder meant more balls in play."

Leake, who is competing with converted closer Aroldis Chapman for a spot in the Reds' rotation, went 8-9 with a 4.58 ERA with the Reds in 2012.

"You're trying to work and you're also trying to get outs to make the team," Leake said. "It's kind of weird. It's part of the game and part of the profession."

Cincinnati slugger Joey Votto had three hits and hit his second spring training homer. Votto, who recently returned from playing with Canada in the World Baseball Classic, went 3 for 4 with three RBIs. He homered off Travis Webb in the seventh, a solo shot. He hit a two-run single off Milwaukee starter Mike Fiers in a three-run Reds' third.

Milwaukee minor leaguer Khris Davis homered twice and drove in five runs. He's caught the attention of Brewers manager Ron Roenicke

"He's put us in a position where we're talking about how he fits on the bench and we can do with our last two or three spots," Roenicke said. "We've got to make a decision. If we need a right-hander hitter, he's right now maybe the best hitter we've got.

"What we really need is somebody who can go to the outfield but we need a hitter," he said. "If we have all left-handed hitters on the bench, for pinch hitters, it would be nice to have a right-handed hitter."

Davis opened the 2012 season with Double-A Huntsville and hit a combined .350 with 15 homers and 43 RBI at three levels in the Brewers' organization.

Ryan Hanigan hit his first spring homer off Mike Fiers in the third. Fiers said it was a changeup that came in to Hanigan rather than down.

Fiers is a candidate for a spot at the back end of the Brewers' rotation.

"I'm trying to make the team first and then the rotation and just do my job," Fiers said.

Corky Miller's RBI single in the top of the ninth gave Cincinnati a 9-8 lead in the top of the ninth.

Lance Roenicke's RBI single tied the game in the bottom if the ninth .

NOTES:The Reds trimmed their roster to 39 after sending RHPs Curtis Partch and Pedro Villarreal, INF Henry Rodriguez, 1B Naftali Soto and 1B-OF Donald Lutz to their minor league camp.

 
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Milwaukee

K. Davis
AB 3
R 3
H 3
HR 2
RBI 5
Cincinnati

J. Votto
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 3
 

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Cincinnati Reds
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Denis Phipps, CF3100121 .250
    Felix Perez, CF1011000 .500
Zack Cozart, SS3211110 .250
    Kris Negron, SS1000000 .455
Joey Votto, 1B4133010 .400
    Matt Mangini, 1B0001000 .000
Jay Bruce, RF4021000 .207
    Ryan LaMarre, RF1000001 .105
Todd Frazier, 3B4010014 .259
    Henry Rodriguez, 3B1110000 .393
Chris Heisey, LF4010003 .273
    Josh Fellhauer, LF1000001 .000
Cesar Izturis, 2B4010001 .286
    Ray Chang, 2B1000001 .000
Ryan Hanigan, C3221001 .385
    Corky Miller, C2121000 .231
Mike Leake, P2010001 .500
    Christopher Manno, P0000000 .000
    Sean Marshall, P0000000 .000
   a- Ryan Wright, PH1000010 .000
    Sam LeCure, P0000000 .000
   b- Sean Buckley, PH0100100 .000
    Jose Arredondo, P0000000 .000
   c- Nevin Ashley, PH1000001 .071
    Jeff Stevens, P0000000 .000
Totals41916936  
a-struck out for Marshall in the 6th
b-walked for LeCure in the 8th
c-flied out for Arredondo in the 9th
Batting
2B - Zack Cozart (4, Fiers), Jay Bruce 2 (3, Fiers, Fiers), Todd Frazier (2, Webb), Henry Rodriguez (4, Wooten), Ryan Hanigan (2, Fiers), Mike Leake (1, Fiers)
HR - Joey Votto (2, Webb), Ryan Hanigan (1, Fiers)
SF - Matt Mangini (1)
RBI - Felix Perez (1), Zack Cozart (4), Joey Votto 3 (8), Matt Mangini (1), Jay Bruce (5), Ryan Hanigan (5), Corky Miller (2)
2-OUT RBI - Zack Cozart (3), Joey Votto 2 (2), Ryan Hanigan (4), Corky Miller (1)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
E - Ryan Hanigan (1, Dropped fly), Joey Votto (1, Missed catch of throw)
Cincinnati Reds
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mike Leake 3.11075011 6.48
Christopher Manno 0.2000010 0.00
Sean Marshall 1211011 3.00
Sam LeCure 2100020 2.25
Jose Arredondo 1000020 4.05
Jeff Stevens (BS,1) 1211120 6.00
WP - Jeff Stevens (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Mike Leake 24-23, Christopher Manno 4-4, Sean Marshall 10-8, Sam LeCure 11-11, Jose Arredondo 7-7, Jeff Stevens 14-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mike Leake 7-2, Sean Marshall 1-1, Sam LeCure 2-2
Batters Faced - Mike Leake 20, Christopher Manno 2, Sean Marshall 5, Sam LeCure 7, Jose Arredondo 3, Jeff Stevens 6
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Norichika Aoki, RF3010000 .226
    Jeff Bianchi, SS2010010 .235
Jean Segura, SS3110002 .324
    Donnie Murphy, 2B2110001 .207
Rickie Weeks, 2B3110002 .344
    Cole Garner, CF2000012 .600
Aramis Ramirez, 3B3221012 .250
    Donovan Hand, P0000000 .000
   a- Blake Lalli, PH1000001 .333
    Travis Webb, P0000000 .000
    Mike Gonzalez, P0000000 .000
    Robert Wooten, P0000000 .000
   b- Sean Halton, PH0000100 .273
Khris Davis, LF3335000 .364
    Lance Roenicke, LF2011010 .500
Logan Schafer, CF2121000 .364
    Bobby Crosby, 3B3000012 .188
Taylor Green, 1B5011023 .133
Robinzon Diaz, C3000002 .200
    Anderson De La Rosa, C1000010 .143
Mike Fiers, P2010010 .500
    Caleb Gindl, CF-RF2000001 .313
Totals42915919  
a-grounded out for Hand in the 6th
b-walked for Wooten in the 9th
Batting
2B - Donnie Murphy (2, Stevens), Aramis Ramirez (2, Leake), Taylor Green (3, Marshall)
3B - Logan Schafer (1, Leake)
HR - Khris Davis 2 (5, Leake, Marshall)
RBI - Aramis Ramirez (2), Khris Davis 5 (13), Lance Roenicke (1), Logan Schafer (6), Taylor Green (4)
CS - Jean Segura (1, 2nd base by Leake/Hanigan)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Weeks-Segura-T. Green
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mike Fiers 4855241 4.41
Donovan Hand (H,3) 2200020 0.00
Travis Webb (H,2) 1211001 12.00
Mike Gonzalez (BS,1) 1222100 9.00
Robert Wooten 1211000 7.36
Pitches-Strikes - Mike Fiers 40-30, Donovan Hand 11-11, Travis Webb 10-7, Mike Gonzalez 9-5, Robert Wooten 5-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mike Fiers 3-5, Donovan Hand 2-1, Travis Webb 2-1, Mike Gonzalez 1-2, Robert Wooten 1-2
Batters Faced - Mike Fiers 22, Donovan Hand 7, Travis Webb 5, Mike Gonzalez 6, Robert Wooten 5
Game Information
Attendance - 6083
Game Time - 3:16
Temperature - 84
Umpires - Home - Ben May, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Stuart Scheurwater