One of the Milwaukee Brewers top prospects made his spring debut, helping the Brewers knock off the Colorado Rockies 5-4 in the Cactus League finale.
Outfielder Brett Phillips started in right field on Wednesday after missing most of spring camp with a strained left oblique muscle. Phillips preserved a tie game in the eighth inning when he caught a fly ball and threw Colorado’s Tim Smalling out at the plate.
Kirk Niewenhuis drove home the winning run with a single in the ninth, and Scooter Gennett homered for the third time this spring as the Brewers finished 13-13-and-two in Cactus League play.
The Brewers are in Houston to face the Astros in a pair of exhibitions tonight and Friday night. They’ll play an exhibition Saturday against their Double-A affiliate in Biloxi, Mississippi before returning to Milwaukee to face the San Francisco Giants in the regular season opener on Monday.