PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Carlos Gomez led off the game with a home run, had three RBIs and made a sparkling catch in center field for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 9-9 tie with the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.
Ryan Braun had three hits including an RBI double, and Jonathan Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez added run-scoring hits as the Brewers rocked opening-day starter Sonny Gray for eight hits and six runs in 2 2-3 innings.
After an 0-for-12 start, Braun has seven hits in his last 13 at-bats (.538) to raise his spring average to .280.
Gomez has three home runs this spring and raised his average to .435 (10 for 23). Luis Jimenez added a three-run homer in the seventh for the Brewers, who had 17 hits.
Ike Davis had two hits and three RBI for Oakland including his first home run of the spring and is now hitting .520 (13-for-25).