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Brewers Lose Pair of Split Squad Games


PHOENIX (AP) -- Milwaukee's biggest offseason acquisition is on his way to a nice spring with his new team.

Randy Wolf struck out four in three scoreless innings, but Gabe Gross hit a two-run triple against his former team in the seventh and Michael Taylor added a three-run homer in the eighth to power the Oakland Athletics to a 7-3 win over a Brewers split-squad on Thursday.

Ryan Braun had a two-run homer for Milwaukee.

Wolf agreed to a $29.75 million, three-year deal during December's winter meetings and has not allowed a run in five innings this spring. But the left-hander's outing was far from perfect. He gave up two singles to Mark Ellis and leadoff walks to begin the second and third innings.


GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Joey Votto homered for his first hit of spring training, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-1 victory over a Milwaukee Brewers split-squad on Thursday.

Votto hit a solo shot off left-hander Chris Capuano, who is trying to resume his career after reconstructive elbow surgery. Votto was 0 for 9 before he homered in the sixth inning.

Capuano gave up a pair of runs, three hits and two walks in 2 1-3 innings, including an RBI triple by Chris Dickerson. The 31-year-old Capuano missed the last two seasons because of elbow problems.

Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto pitched three scoreless innings, a big improvement over his first spring outing.

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