October 21, 2014

Braun homers in cactus league opener

Ryan Braun clubbed a 2-run homer in his first at-bat of the spring and

Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun

Juan Francisco hit two home runs as the Milwaukee Brewers opened Cactus League play with an 11-3 win over the Oakland A’s in Phoenix.

Braun hit an 0-1 pitch from A’s starter Tommy Milone over the fence in the left-field corner to put the Brewers on top.

It was Braun’s first appearance since serving a 65-game suspension.  His last home run came May 22 in a 9-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miller Park.

Braun played defensively in right field but didn’t see any action.