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Brewers win two split squad games


PHOENIX (AP) -- Shaun Marcum pitched three scoreless innings in his spring debut and a Milwaukee Brewers split squad beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-1 on Sunday.

   Norichika Aoki hit his first home run since joining Milwaukee from Japan's Central League this winter and Rickie Weeks added an RBI double for the Brewers.

   Marcum, who has been slowed by soreness in his right shoulder, gave up only a walk to Trent Oetjen and a single to Jerry Hairston in the third inning. He struck out three.

   Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw pitched in and out of trouble, allowing two runs and six hits in six innings with two walks and two strikeouts.

   Jerry Hairston, who received anti-inflammatory medication on Saturday to help with lingering soreness in his right shoulder, had two hits for Los Angeles.

  SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Scooter Gennett hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to complete a cycle, leading a Milwaukee Brewers' split squad over the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Sunday.

   Gennett, who is in minor league camp and has never played above Class A, went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs. He tripled and doubled in the first two innings off Felipe Paulino. After striking out in the fourth, he singled in the sixth before his homer off Louis Coleman.

   Taylor Green, who was the Brewers 2011 minor league player of the year, went 3-for-4 with a walk and was a home run shy of the cycle.

   Paulino, trying to earn a spot in the Royals rotation, gave up five runs, six hits and three walks in 2 2-3 innings, throwing 78 pitches. Paulino's ERA rose to 7.71 in four appearances.

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