Brewers logoOne 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.


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