"You are still trying to get guys at-bats and make sure the young guys that are up here get at-bats before they aren't here anymore or heading on their way," Ventura said. "But it's important for our guys to get at-bats. You have to kind of balance that. It's not always as easy as roll them out there for five days in a row."
• Omar Poveda and Scott Snodgress each worked three innings and struck out five during a 7-7 B game tie played against Cleveland in Goodyear on Tuesday morning. Johnson added three hits, while Andy Wilkins homered and drove in three and Alex Liddi homered and drove in two.
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