Gennett drives in 3 runs, Brewers beat Indians
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Scooter Gennett drove in three runs with a double and a single off Carlos Carrasco, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cleveland Indians 6-3 Friday.
Gennett doubled home Jean Segura, who had also two hits, and later added a two-run single. Adam Lind hit his second home run of the spring.
Carrasco, pitching in his first Cactus League game since March 19, gave up five earned runs and six hits in 2 1-3 innings.
Carrasco missed time to be with his wife for the birth of their daughter.
''He had a lot of deep counts and got his pitch count up,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''He got a little tired, which is understandable.''
Carrasco said he's ready to start the season.
''It was my mechanics,'' Carrasco said. ''I was getting the ball up. I will fix it during my bullpen on Sunday.''
Brewers starter Wily Peralta exhausted his pitch count after 4 2-3 innings, giving up three runs and five hits.
''He had one rough inning. He was getting the ball up and getting hit,'' manager Ron Roenicke said. ''He made an adjustment and got the ball down where he should. That makes him a real tough pitcher.''
Lonnie Chisenhall had two hits, including a two-run triple for the Indians. He made an error at third base that led to an unearned run.
''He knew what he did wrong on that ball,'' Francona said. ''Then he came back and had a couple of good at-bats.''
Brewers: OF Ryan Braun hit .565 with three home runs after starting 0 for 13 this spring.
Indians: OF Nick Swisher played in a minor league game on Friday. He will accompany the team to Houston for Monday's opener but will return to Goodyear to play in minor league games starting Thursday.
Brewers: Peralta made his fifth and final start of the spring. He is scheduled to start game three against Colorado next Wednesday.
Indians: Carrasco is set to start Wednesday at Houston.
''My goal is to continue with what we did the second half of last year,'' Carrasco said. ''I'm ready to go. My arm feels good.''
Manager Terry Francona would be happy with that.
''Carrasco was one of the best pitchers in the league the second half of last year,'' Francona said early this spring.
Brewers: RHP Jimmy Nelson will start the closing Cactus League game against the Indians and RHP Trevor Bauer.
Indians 2B Jason Kipnis celebrated his 28th birthday.
The Goodyear police department retired its K-9 dog Buka before the final game of the spring at Goodyear Ballpark. Buka swept the park for explosives every game since the Indians moved in for the spring of 2009. Buka's handler, officer Mike Miller, threw out the first pitch. Buka appeared ready to fetch it.