Herrera homers, Brewers beat Rockies 5-3

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 6, 2014 at 7:14 pm •  Published: March 6, 2014
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PHOENIX (AP) — Elian Herrera hit a solo home run in the seventh inning off the glove of leaping right fielder Ryan Wheeler and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the mistake-prone Colorado Rockies 5-3 Thursday.

The Brewers scored twice in the eighth with the help of four of Colorado's five errors.

Herrera, a leading candidate to make the Brewers as a utility infielder, has four hits in seven at-bats this spring with three RBIs while playing well at shortstop.

"I got just enough. As long as it gets out, that's enough," Herrera said of his homer.

Mark Reynolds and Jean Segura added RBI singles for the Brewers.

Wheeler had an RBI single while Tom Murphy and Kyle Parker had run-scoring doubles for the Rockies.

Rockies manager Walt Weiss questioned a call on a stolen base by Milwaukee's Logan Shafer in the sixth. Shafer was ruled safe by second base umpire Jim Wolf and after a replay review of less than two minutes, the ruling on the field was upheld.

Weiss lost the review but was happy with the process.

"I like it. I like the concept and the fact that we're trying to get it right," Weiss said. "It's not going to be perfect right away. It's being implemented on a large scale. But I like knowing that you have the ability to overturn a call. I thought he might have tagged him."

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Rockies: Jordan Lyles is completing for the final spot in the rotation and Thursday's effort will help. He allowed three hits in three scoreless innings, striking out Richie Weeks swinging and Reynolds looking during his stint.

"I saw him focusing on keeping the ball down," Weiss said. "I thought it was a very encouraging outing by him."

Brewers: Kyle Lohse gave up his first runs of the spring on an RBI single to Wheeler and an RBI double to Murphy in the second inning. But he rebounded to set the Rockies down in order in the third.