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By GARY SCHATZ
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Scooter Gennett opened the game with a solo homer and Jonathan Lucroy had a two-run shot in the first inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
Gennett’s homer was his first of the spring and Lucroy followed a single by Jean Segura with his third home run before Raisel Iglesias retired a batter.
Matt Garza had a slow start giving up two runs in the first but settled in pitching out of a first-and-third, no-out situation. Garza gave up five runs in 5 2-3 innings in his next to last tuneup for the season.
Brandon Phillips had two doubles and four RBIs, and Joey Votto was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Iglesias allowed five hits and six runs — three earned — in his four-inning stint, his longest of the spring. The Cuban pitcher, who signed a seven-year, $27-million deal, may fill in for Homer Bailey the first week of the season.
Lucroy had two hits and Carlos Gomez hit two doubles.