at Tempe, Ariz.
Tuesday, March 18 Brewers at the plate: Designated hitter Mike Rivera singled home a run and doubled home another. Veteran left fielder Gabe Kaplan cracked an RBI double in the first inning, and Abraham Nunez singled, walked and scored twice. Angels at the plate: Casey Kotchman unloaded his first Cactus League homer, a three-run drive to right. Vladimir Guerrero launched his second homer of the spring, a two-run monster blast to center, and added a sacrifice fly. Torii Hunter smacked his third spring homer and added a single. Maicer Izturis doubled and singled, and Gary Matthews singled twice, walked and was robbed of extra bases by Tony Gwynn at the wall in center.
Up next for Brewers: The team enjoys its only off-day of the spring Wednesday. The team will return to action on Thursday night in Surprise, Ariz., against the Royals, with left-hander Manny Parra scheduled to start against Kansas City right-hander Brett Tomko. Relievers Seth McClung, Brian Shouse and David Riske are also scheduled to appear for the Brewers, who hope to get left fielder Ryan Braun and shortstop J.J. Hardy back in the lineup.
Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less