Brewers roll past Reds, Leake 9-1

Published 12:48 am Monday, March 24, 2014

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Lyle Overbay got good news this morning and celebrated with his bat.

Overbay, who was told that he had made the Brewers’ opening-day roster early Sunday, had two doubles and a single in Milwaukee’s 9-1 victory over the Reds.

Jonathan Lucroy drove in three runs with a double and a home run as the Brewers roughed up Mike Leake, scoring six runs in the second inning. Milwaukee had four doubles in the inning.

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“He was up,” manager Bryan Price said. “The velocity was there, but his movement was side-to-side and up in the zone. It was the tale of two innings. Leake got three ground ball outs in the first inning. In the second inning there were a couple jam shots but also a few that they put the barrel of the bat on. The important thing is he’s healthy and feels good.”

Logan Schaefer doubled and scored in the first and added a two base hit in the second.

Jay Bruce had an RBI double for the Reds’ run off Milwaukee starter Matt Garza, the free-agent signee.

Garza has one more scheduled spring-training start.

Lucroy’s solo home run off Pedro Beato in the seventh was his second of the spring.