Stubbs, Story go yard in loss to Brewers

Schlosser allows two runs on four hits over two innings

Stubbs, Story go yard in loss to Brewers

PHOENIX -- Brewers starter Wily Peralta recorded all nine of his outs via ground balls during a sharp, three-inning outing in a 5-3 win against the Rockies at Maryvale Baseball Park on Thursday.

Peralta surrendered a hit and a walk but no runs, and pitched the final two innings with a two-run lead. He's tentatively scheduled to face Colorado again in the third game of the regular season at Miller Park.

"That's a team I'm going to face during the season," Peralta said, "so I don't want to show them too much. I just wanted to locate my fastball and throw a little more changeups."

Peralta is among a slew of Brewers under the weather, but said it didn't impact his work on the mound. The ground-ball outs were just what he was looking for.

"Especially in the park we play, Milwaukee," he said. "If the strikeouts come, it's fine. If not, I'm happy with the result."

The Brewers spotted their starter a lead in the bottom of the first inning, when Aramis Ramirez delivered a two-run double that struck the left-center-field wall on a fly. Carlos Gomez scored the second of the runs all the way from first base.

The Rockies got on the board in the fourth when Drew Stubbs launched a solo homer off Tyler Thornburg. With the Brewers leading, 4-1, infielder Trevor Story moved the Rockies closer with a two-run home run in the seventh inning off Milwaukee's Michael Blazek.

Rockies starter Gus Schlosser took the loss after allowing two runs on four hits over two innings.

"It was good to bounce back [in the second inning]," Schlosser said. "Made some mistakes today, didn't have much of a breaking ball. That hurt me. I was able to bounce back in the second inning, get some weaker contact."

The victory was the Brewers' third in a row after losing their first five Cactus League games.

Rockies Up Next: After back-to-back road games, the Rockies will return to Salt River Fields and play host to the Chicago White Sox on Friday at 2:10 p.m. MT. Left-hander Tyler Matzek will get the start, his second of the spring. Jon Gray, the Rockies top prospect, is also scheduled to pitch. Gray has been impressive in each of his first two appearances this spring.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.