PHOENIX (AP) Aramis Ramirez hit a three-run double in the first inning on the first pitch he saw this spring, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Saturday.
The third baseman made his first start since having surgery in early January to remove a polyp from his colon. Ramirez went 2 for 2 with a walk and scored a run in his spring debut.
"I wanted to get that first hit out of the way, right away," Ramirez said. "I was hoping for a strike, and he did throw me a strike, and I put a pretty good swing on it.