Gennett, Lucroy go deep in Brewers' win

Fine-tuning Garza strikes out six over 5 2/3 innings

Gennett, Lucroy go deep in Brewers' win

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Brewers hit two home runs while Brandon Phillips drove in four runs for the Reds. In the end, it was Milwaukee that prevailed with a 8-6 victory at Goodyear Ballpark.

It was a bumpy night for both starting pitchers. Reds starter, and rotation candidate, Raisel Iglesias gave up three runs in the first inning and three more in the third. The top of the first began with three straight sharply connected hits, including home runs by leadoff batter Scooter Gennett and Jonathan Lucroy for a 3-0 Milwaukee lead.

All the Brewers runs in the third against Iglesias were unearned after Phillips' fielding error on Gennett's grounder near second base. A Carlos Gomez RBI double and bases-loaded bloop single by bench candidate Luis Jimenez made it a 6-2 game.

Iglesias finished with three of his six runs allowed being earned over four innings with five hits, two walks and four strikeouts. He has a 3.68 ERA through six games, including three starts.

"At the beginning of the game, I was actually feeling really well," Iglesias said through translator Tomas Vera. "But little things that I have to continue to address and little things I have to get better at improving. Other than that, it's baseball. That's the way it is."

In his fifth start of camp, Brewers starter Matt Garza finished with five earned runs and seven hits allowed over 5 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out six.

Garza gave up four straight hits to start the bottom of the first inning, with Phillips' two-run double off the right- center-field wall bringing Cincinnati to within one run. Garza would retire the next 11 in a row, including ending the first with a ground-ball double play by Jay Bruce.

"I feel good and I'm not completely crisp, but I know what I need to work on and it's not a huge difference, it's more of a fine-tuning," said Garza, who threw 90 pitches. "Now it's more getting a feel for game speed, the atmosphere and trying to slow it all down and get ready for game two [of the regular season]."

Cincinnati added three more runs in the fifth inning against Garza on an RBI single to center field by Joey Votto in his 2-for-3 game and a Phillips two-run double to left field.

Up next for the Brewers: First baseman Adam Lind is expected to return to the lineup Saturday, when the Brewers host the Indians at 3:05 p.m. CT. Lind is dealing with a stiff back and was held out of the lineup Friday. In his first year with the club, Lind is hitting .423 over nine Cactus League games. Wily Peralta will start for the Brewers in a game that will be shown live on MLB.TV.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.