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Bush dominates against Angels

Bush dominates against Angels

BREWERS 4, ANGELS 4
at Tempe, Ariz.
Saturday, March 21

Brewers at the plate: Brad Nelson doubled twice, driving in a pair of runs. Corey Hart, Jason Kendall and Bill Hall also doubled. Prince Fielder doubled home a tying run in the eighth inning, and Tony Gwynn Jr. knocked in a short-lived go-ahead run in the 10th.

Angels at the plate: Kendry Morales banged his second homer of the spring, a solo shot the opposite way to left in the seventh inning for a 3-2 lead. Maicer Izturis singled and walked, scoring a game-tying run in the sixth inning on Howie Kendrick's sacrifice fly. In the fifth inning, Juan Rivera hit a ball about 450 feet down the left-field line that was ruled foul, bringing manager Mike Scioscia out of the dugout running in protest -- to no avail. Rivera then popped out. Alberto Rosario tied it in the 10th with a single but was stranded on third.

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Brewers on the mound: Dave Bush retired 15 of the first 16 men he faced, yielding only a one-out single in the third inning, before a walk, a hit batsman, a sacrifice fly and a wild pitch produced two runs without the benefit of a hit in the sixth inning. Bush struck out two, with 11 of his outs coming on fly balls. David Riske yielded a go-ahead run on a homer by Morales in the seventh. Riske, coming back from elbow surgery, has surrendered a run in all five of his Cactus League outings and has given up three home runs.

Angels on the mound: Nick Adenhart struck out six hitters in five innings, yielding one earned run on four hits while walking one. Kevin Jepsen yielded one run in two innings on two hits and a walk. Justin Speier surrendered a tying run in the eighth on a two-out walk and Fielder's double into the right-field corner.

Cactus League records: Angels 16-4-1; Brewers 11-8-1.

Up next: Mark DiFelice will make his first spring start for Milwaukee on Sunday, facing Jonathan Sanchez (0-0, 3.00) when the team hosts the Giants at Maryvale Baseball Park at 3:05 p.m. CT. The start was originally ticketed for reliever Carlos Villanueva in an effort to "stretch out" the struggling right-hander, a leading candidate to be closer Trevor Hoffman's setup man who has an 8.64 Cactus League ERA. Instead, Villanueva will work in relief along with Todd Coffey and Sam Narron. Brewers shortstop J.J. Hardy, who has a four-game hitting streak, should be back in the lineup after taking Saturday off.

Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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