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Reds squeak by Brewers, 9-8

PHOENIX (AP) -- Edinson Volquez struggled with his control against his opening-day opponent, walking five in the Cincinnati Reds' 9-8 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.

Volquez allowed five runs and one hit in 2 1-3 innings, striking out three. The right-hander is scheduled to face Milwaukee at home on March 31 in the opener.

Brewers starter Chris Narveson also had a rough day, yielding seven runs and nine hits over 4 1-3 innings against a lineup consisting almost completely of reserves.

George Kotteras homered for Milwaukee.

Chris Heisey had three hits, including a homer, and two RBIs for Cincinnati. Aroldis Chapman struck out two in scoreless innings.

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