PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Mark Reynolds homered for the second straight day, one of five Milwaukee Brewers to connect in a 9-7 victory Wednesday over the Seattle Mariners, who got Robinson Cano back after a five-day absence.
Cano left the team late last week to attend to personal business in the Dominican Republic, and went 1 for 4 with two RBIs. Cano has a hit in nine of 10 spring training games and is batting .556.
Starting pitcher Wily Peralta hit a two-run drive and Logan Schafer, Khris Davis and Juan Francisco also hit solo shots for Milwaukee. Reynolds and Francisco hit theirs back-to-back in the fourth inning against Mariners starter Blake Beavan.
"You have to execute pitches," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said. "You have to pitch down in the zone and we didn't do it very well."
Beavan and Peralta had their struggles on the mound. Beavan allowed seven runs on eight hits in 5 2-3 innings, his longest and least effective outing of spring training. Peralta gave up five runs on eight hits in his fourth spring training start, working six innings.
"It feels good. After the third inning I think I had a rhythm," Peralta said. "Just got my work done and got my pitch count where I wanted to."
Brewers: The Mariners did most of their damage against Peralta in the first three innings, as the right-hander settled down over his last three. He gave up one run on two hits in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Mariners: Beavan is competing for a spot in the starting rotation with Taijuan Walker and Hisashi Iwakuma likely to not be ready when the regular season opens.
"You've got to have a short term memory and just get ready for the next one," Beavan said. "Little off today and just couldn't recover. I had to battle through a bunch of stuff, so it was good and bad."