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Milwaukee's Lohse has successful first start

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 28, 2013 at 7:42 pm •  Published: March 28, 2013

Lohse got a big boost in the third inning when Milwaukee scored four runs on four hits, including Yuniesky Betancourt's two-run home run. Betancourt, who recently was released by the Philadelphia Phillies, signed on Wednesday and his back for the second time with the Brewers. He played for Kansas City in 2012.

Betancourt had three hits.

The Rockies, meanwhile, finished 16-14 in Walt Weiss' first spring as manager.

"It went about as well as I could have hoped for," he said. "Our guys showed up well. I think they are ready to go out and compete, do the things we are looking for them to do. It means more now and we don't want to pull back. We want to play with freedom."

NOTES: Weiss said the team would not announce its final roster moves until about midday on Friday, although 3B prospect Nolan Arenado was sent to Triple-A Colorado Springs before the game. ... Yorvit Torrealba appears he might have an edge over Ramon Hernandez for Colorado's backup C spot behind Wilin Rosario. ... LHP Jorge De La Rosa, scratched from his start on Saturday night with forearm tightness, pitched six innings in a minor league game against Arizona, giving up three hits and one earned run while walking two and striking out four. ... The Arizona lineup included two starters from the big club, C Miguel Montero and OF Jason Kubel. ... Roenicke's son, Lance, an OF prospect, hit a double as a late-game replacement. ... The Rockies will have the day off on Friday and Milwaukee will play the first of a two-game exhibition series against the Chicago White Sox at Miller Park.