PHOENIX (AP) -- Yovani Gallardo wants to start on opening day for the first time. He's making his strongest argument yet.
Gallardo struck out five in four solid innings and rookie Alcides Escobar knocked in his ninth run of the spring, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday.
Gallardo is almost the forgotten starter in Brewers camp this spring. The 24-year-old right-hander went 13-12 with a 3.73 ERA last season, but Milwaukee's rotation ended the year in shambles with a league-worst 5.37 ERA among starters.
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