Brewers roll past Reds, Leake 9-1
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.
“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.