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Recap: Indians 3, Brewers 4
Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 1
Venue: Maryvale Baseball Park
Date: March 15, 2013 4:05 PM EDT
  

PHOENIX (AP) - Aramis Ramirez had a single in two at_bats in his return to Milwaukee's lineup after missing two weeks because of a sprained left knee, helping the Brewers beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on Friday.

Ramirez, who hit .300 last year with 27 home runs, 105 RBIs and a National League-leading 50 doubles, was 1 for 11 before injuring himself while sliding in a March 2 game against the Los Angeles Angles.

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``I've always said that spring training, especially this one, is too long for position players,' Ramirez said about the exhibition season that started early this year because of the World Baseball Classic. ``The pitchers need to build innings, but for a player, 40-50 at_bats should be good. We've been here a month already and we still have 15 days to go. If you're going to get hurt, I did it at the right time.'

He grounded into an inning-ending double play in the first and started a two-run rally by reaching on an infield single to start the fourth before being replaced by a pinch runner.

``My speed is back. I'm flying,' Ramirez joked after legging out the hit. ``Everything felt normal and that's what I expected. I'm not going to do anything stupid out there, but I didn't feel like I needed to hold back. I'm going to play tomorrow, take a day off and then go hard the rest of the spring.'

Jean Segura and Blake Lalli each had a pair of RBIs for the Brewers, who had 10 hits. Mark Reynolds homered for Cleveland - a 430-foot-plus shot to left in the ninth. He's hitting .393 with seven extra base hits.

``That last swing was pretty impressive,' Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. ``He's a good hitter, that's why he's here.'

The Indians used first-inning singles by Michael Bourn, Michael Brantley and Nick Swisher to score two runs off Milwaukee starter Chris Narverson. But the Brewers tied it in the second off Cleveland's Brett Meyers when Segura tripled home Logan Schafer, then scored on Lalli's suicide squeeze.

``I felt like I made some of my best pitches in the first inning and I wound up giving up a few runs,' Narveson said after allowing seven hits in four innings. ``I felt like I settled down and it was nice to throw my breaking pitches for strikes.'

Indians catcher Yan Gomes singled and doubled in his two at_bats, but sustained a left hamstring injury running out the double in the fourth and had to leave the game. His replacement, Brian Jeroloman, appeared to score on Juan Diaz's single a batter later, but was called out for failing to touch third base.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Indians at Brewers
Fri, Mar 15 Final 3 to 4
 Recaps
GAME 2
Brewers at Indians
Mon, Mar 18 Final 2 to 4
 Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  -105   -175    
 MIL  -115   +155   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  +100       
 MIL  -120      
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  n/a   n/a   n/a 
 MIL  n/a   n/a   n/a 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB RECAPS
 Friday, Mar 15
 
    Blue Jays at Tigers
1:05 PM EDT
    Marlins at Yankees
1:05 PM EDT
    Mets at Braves
1:05 PM EDT
    Pirates at Astros
1:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Cardinals
1:05 PM EDT
    Phillies at Rays
1:05 PM EDT
    Indians at Brewers
4:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Giants
4:05 PM EDT
    Athletics at Diamondbacks
4:10 PM EDT
    Rockies at Reds
10:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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