Brewers fall short against Rockies

Brewers fall short against Rockies

Rockies 5, Brewers 4
-- at Hi Corbett Field, Tucson
Friday, March 31

Brewers at the plate: Prince Fielder tripled and Rickie Weeks and Corey Hart doubled during a two-run seventh.

Rockies at the plate: Garrett Atkins homered, Todd Helton doubled twice, and Luis Gonzalez singled and doubled.

Brewers on the mound: Tomo Ohka, the No. 3 starter, gave up eight hits and three runs through four innings in his eighth and final spring outing.

Rockies on the mound: No. 2 starter Aaron Cook easily had his best outing of the spring, holding the Brewers scoreless on two hits over six innings. Lefty Tom Martin, in a late bid to make the club, gave up two runs in the seventh. Closer Brian Fuentes gave up two runs in the ninth.

Cactus League records: Brewers, 14-15; Rockies 16-12.

Up next: The teams will play again on Saturday in the Spring Training finale at Maryvale Baseball Park, with the Rockies starting left-hander Jeff Francis and the Brewers starting righty Dave Bush.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.