Trumbo homers, Diamondbacks beat Brewers in rain

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 1, 2014 at 6:59 pm •  Published: March 1, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mark Trumbo homered in his return to the lineup and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Saturday in a split-squad game shortened to 4½ innings because of rain.

The game was delayed 36 minutes at the start by showers. The rain came back in the bottom of the fifth inning and the game was called with one out.

Logan Schafer tripled and scored in the top of the first for the Brewers. Trumbo answered with a towering home run to left field in the bottom half.

Trumbo went 1 for 2. The Diamondbacks newcomer was scratched from the lineup on Friday with a sore left heel.

Paul Goldschmidt walked for Arizona and scored on Miguel Montero's double.

Arizona starter Trevor Cahill went 3 1-3 innings, allowing one run and two hits. He struck out four, walked one and hit a batter.

"Being one of the last guys to throw, you get excited," Cahill said. "You can't get prepared throwing batting practice and simulated games."

STARTING TIME

Athletics: Cahill was the latest Diamondbacks starter to throw extended innings in his first spring start. A day earlier, lefty Patrick Corbin went four innings.

Cahill was pleased he was able to command his pitches well in his first game action.

"My curveball was working and I was able to throw a strike when I needed to, which is a good sign," he said.

Brewers: Hiram Burgos started in front of a largely reserve squad for Milwaukee, which also played a split-squad game against the Dodgers. Burgos has an outside chance of making the rotation but, barring an injury to another starter, more likely will start the season in Triple-A.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers" Third baseman Aramis Ramirez didn't play in either of the Brewers' split-squad games and remains day to day following December surgery to remove a non-cancerous polyp from his colon.