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Bourgeois leads reds past Brewers 8-2


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PHOENIX (AP) Jason Bourgeois had a double and a home run and drove in two runs as the Cincinnati Reds split squad beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-2 on Thursday.

Michael Lorenzen pitched four scoreless innings after three Reds pitchers threw an inning each to begin the game. Juan Duran added a two-run homer for Cincinnati, who had 14 hits.

Ryan Braun had an RBI double in the first and Hunter Morris added a solo homer in the eighth, his first of the spring.

"Hunter needed that and we needed to see that from him,'' Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said of Morris, who had three hits in 18 at-bats in the spring. ''

Kyle Lohse tuned up for his start against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, allowing five hits and two runs in five innings.

Milwaukee will play two exhibition games against the Kansas City Royals at Miller Park on Friday and Saturday.

Yovanni Gallardo will make his fifth opening day start for the Brewers against the Braves on Monday. Only Ben Sheets had made more (six) in franchise history, and Gallardo will set a franchise mark with his fifth straight start on opening day.

It's getting to the point where the guys want to go and get this going,'' Roenicke said. ''I think the two (exhibition) games at home before we start are important. I like that and I'm glad teams are willing to come in and play.''

STARTING TIME

Reds: Cincinnati handled the pitching by committee on Thursday, with five of the six pitchers tossing 1 1/3 innings or less. Lorenzen was the lone exceptions and despite a lot of wildness - he allowed three hits and walked five batters including four of the first seven he faced - he escaped without allowing a run in four innings.

Brewers: Lohse, who is 41-21 with a 3.19 ERA over the last three seasons, was very happy with his results this spring and struck out four in his last outing.

"I felt really good, executed most of the pitches I wanted to and left here on a good note,'' he said. ''I had a good feel for the breaking ball, spotted the fastball pretty good.''

LOCKING IN

As expected, Roenicke selected Khris Davis as the starting left fielder to play alongside Carlos Gomes and Ryan Braun. Davis hit .250 and led the Brewers with four home runs this spring. He also struck out 15 times in 56 at-bats, second to Lyle Overbay (16 strikeouts in 43 at-bats) this spring. Logan Schafer, who hit .340 this spring and had a leadoff double Thursday, will be the fourth outfielder.

Roenicke has yet to make a decision between Overbay and Mark Reynolds at first base and Scooter Gennett and Richie Weeks at second. Weeks have been far more productive at the plate this spring, hitting .278 with a .458 on-base percentage compared to .236 and .276 for Gennett.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Milwaukee shortstop Juan Segura sat out his eighth straight game with a sore shoulder but was able to do some extended throwing on Thursday. He went 1-for-4 in a minor league game as a designated hitter.

"(Friday) will be in terms of seeing where he is,'' Roenicke said. ''He was able to throw harder today and still felt it a little bit, but it's almost gone and we're hoping tomorrow it's gone. Then we'll see. We want it to be at the point where the doctors feel he's not going to hurt himself if he goes back out there.''

 
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Players of the Game
Cincinnati

J. Bourgeois
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
Milwaukee

H. Morris
AB 2
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 1
 

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Cincinnati Reds
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jason Bourgeois, LF3122000 .303
   Juan Duran, RF2112011 .105
Ramon Santiago, SS3000001 .196
   Devin Lohman, SS2000010 .000
Roger Bernadina, CF2010011 .413
   a-Donald Lutz, PH-LF3110000 .250
Neftali Soto, 1B2010001 .383
   b-Travis Mattair, PH-1B2210111 .294
Chris Nelson, 3B2000012 .317
   c-Juan Silverio, PH-3B3121000 .667
Yorman Rodriguez, RF-CF5022011 .182
Kris Negron, 2B2000010 .302
   Michael Lorenzen, P1000001 .000
   d-Bryson Smith, PH1000000 .125
   Reynaldo Navarro, 2B1000002 .308
Corky Miller, C3000001 .080
   Bryan Anderson, C1000000 .000
J.J. Hoover, P0000000 .000
   Pedro Beato, P0000000 .000
   e-Steven Selsky, PH11100001.000
   Jose Diaz, P0000000 .000
   Brodie Greene, 2B3120000 .500
   Drew Hayes, P0000000 .000
   Fabian Williamson, P0000000 .000
Totals42814717  
a-grounded out for Bernadina in the 6th
b-doubled for Soto in the 6th
c-singled for Nelson in the 6th
d-flied out for Lorenzen in the 8th
e-doubled for Beato in the 3rd
Batting
2B - Travis Mattair (1, Medlen), Juan Silverio (1, Heckathorn), Yorman Rodriguez (2, Medlen), Steven Selsky (2, Lohse)
HR - Jason Bourgeois (1, Lohse), Juan Duran (1, Medlen)
RBI - Jason Bourgeois 2 (4), Juan Duran 2 (2), Juan Silverio (1), Yorman Rodriguez 2 (4)
2-OUT RBI - Jason Bourgeois (1), Yorman Rodriguez (1)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Lorenzen-Miller-Soto, Lorenzen-Miller-Soto-Soto-Santiago
Cincinnati Reds
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
J.J. Hoover 1211200 5.63
Pedro Beato 1000000 3.00
Jose Diaz 1000010 2.16
Michael Lorenzen (W,2-0) 4300520 2.45
Drew Hayes (H,1) 1.1111201 4.26
Fabian Williamson 0.2000120 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - J.J. Hoover 13-5, Pedro Beato 3-3, Jose Diaz 5-5, Michael Lorenzen 37-17, Drew Hayes 15-5, Fabian Williamson 10-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J.J. Hoover 2-1, Pedro Beato 1-2, Michael Lorenzen 5-3, Drew Hayes 3-1
Batters Faced - J.J. Hoover 7, Pedro Beato 3, Jose Diaz 3, Michael Lorenzen 18, Drew Hayes 7, Fabian Williamson 3
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Logan Schafer, LF3110200 .340
Rickie Weeks, 2B2000111 .278
   Michael Ratterree, RF1000102 .000
Ryan Braun, RF2011000 .387
   a-Kevin Mattison, PH-CF3000024 .200
Aramis Ramirez, 3B2000101 .333
   Casey Medlen, P0000000 .000
   Nick Shaw, SS1000002 .000
   b-Adam Weisenburger, PH00001001.000
Lyle Overbay, 1B2010100 .222
   Hunter Morris, 1B2111013 .167
Martin Maldonado, C3000112 .170
Elian Herrera, CF-3B3000104 .229
Irving Falu, SS3010001 .364
   Brent Leach, P0000000 .000
   c-Michael Reed, PH1000000 .000
   Kyle Heckathorn, P0000000 .000
Kyle Lohse, P2000001 .200
   Scooter Gennett, 2B1010100 .236
Totals31262105  
a-lined out for Braun in the 5th
b-walked for Shaw in the 9th
c-flied out for Leach in the 8th
Batting
2B - Logan Schafer (3, Hoover), Ryan Braun (4, Hoover)
HR - Hunter Morris (1, Hayes)
RBI - Ryan Braun (6), Hunter Morris (1)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
E - Martin Maldonado (3, Throwing), Michael Ratterree (1, Dropped fly)
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kyle Lohse (L,0-2) 5522041 5.49
Casey Medlen 1544001 36.00
Brent Leach 2210030 3.00
Kyle Heckathorn 1211100 4.50
WP - Casey Medlen (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Lohse 30-29, Casey Medlen 9-8, Brent Leach 15-15, Kyle Heckathorn 9-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Lohse 2-9, Casey Medlen 3-0, Brent Leach 2-2, Kyle Heckathorn 1-2
Batters Faced - Kyle Lohse 20, Casey Medlen 8, Brent Leach 9, Kyle Heckathorn 6
Game Information
Attendance - 4016
Game Time - 2:59
Temperature - 66
Umpires - Home - David Soucy, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Hal Gibson, Third Base - Ben May