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Brewers 4, Mariners 2

March 16, 1989

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) _ Joey Meyer’s RBI single broke a tie in the fifth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers beat Seattle 4-2 in exhibition baseball Wednesday.

Don August started for the Brewers and allowed only two unearned runs over five innings to pick up his third win in three spring decisions. August, 13-7 as a rookie in 1988, has a 1.20 ERA in four spring outings.

The Mariners, 7-6, scored their runs on an RBI single by Ken Griffey Jr. and an RBI double by Darnell Coles.

The Brewers, 8-7, made it 2-1 in the third on an RBI single by Paul Molitor and tied it in the fourth on an RBI single by Dave Engle off Seattle starter Mike Campbell.

After Meyer snapped the deadlock in the fifth with his hit off Reggie Dobie, the Brewers scored another run when LaVel Freeman bounced into a bases- loaded double play.

Tim Watkins, Chuck Crim and Dan Plesac combined to limit Seattle to two hits over the final four innings.

Meanwhile, the Brewers announced that Gary Sheffield, who suffered an ankle sprain Tuesday, would be sidelined three to five days.

The Brewers made their first cut of spring training, sending nine players to minor league camps.

Reassigned were pitchers Narciso Elvira, Doug Henry, Jaime Navarro, Ed Puig and Leo Perez, infielders George Canale and Bill Spiers, catcher Donny Scott and outfielder Matias Carrillo.

The cuts left 44 players in camp, including nine nonroster invitees.

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