On Sunday, second baseman Keston Hiura’s RBI single capped a three-run ninth inning and sent the Brewers to a 5-4 victory over the Indians in Goodyear, Arizona.
Hiura, the team’s first-round pick last season, had two of the Brewers’ 13 hits.
Wade Miley pitched the first five innings, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks. He struck out four.
Jason Kipnis tripled and singled for Cleveland, raising his batting average to .520.
Carlos Carrasco got the start for the Indians, giving up just one hit in three shutout innings while striking out six.
Milwaukee closer Corey Knebel had a flareup of tendinitis in his left knee Saturday, discomfort he’s been dealing with for several years, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
Knebel, an All-Star in 2017, said he doesn’t expect to miss any time.
“It’s not big,” Knebel said. “I’ve had it during the season before. I just grind through it. It doesn’t bother me too much. But it’s just spring training — I’m not going to overdo it.
Meanwhile, free agent pitcher Jake Arrieta, who had been linked to the Brewers in some reports, and the Philadelphia Phillies reached agreement on a three-year contract, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.
Both people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal, reportedly worth $75 million, is pending a physical. Arrieta is joining the Phillies just 2½ weeks before Opening Day.
The 32-year-old Arrieta was among several top free agents who didn’t get a contract for six or seven seasons in a changing market. Arrieta won the 2015 NL Cy Young Award with the Chicago Cubs and helped them win the World Series the next season. The right-hander was 14-10 with a 3.53 ERA last year.
Arrieta has started at least 30 games in three straight seasons, but he’s only pitched more than 200 innings once — 229 in 2015.
He joins a rotation with Aaron Nola, Jerad Eickhoff, Vince Velasquez and Nick Pivetta.