Aramis Ramirez returns to Brewers' lineup, singles in 4-3 win over Indians
PHOENIX – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.