Brandon Erbe gave up an unearned run in the top of the seventh inning to break a 5-5 tie, and Alfredo Simon retired Justin Turner on a sharp grounder to the mound to strand two runners and end the game.
Rhyne Hughes dropped a fly ball in left field, and a wild pickoff throw to third base from catcher Luis Bernardo put the Black Team ahead.
The two clubs combined for seven errors. It wasn’t pretty out there.
“Not good, huh?” manager Dave Trembley said. “It’s spring training. Mistakes. Got to work on it.”
Brandon Snyder lined a single to right off Simon in the bottom of the seventh, and Lou Montanez walked to bring Turner to the plate with two outs. Simon made a nice kick-save on Turner’s grounder and flipped the ball to first.
Asked what positives he took out of the game, Trembley replied, “(Jim) Johnson threw good. Everybody got in. I liked Erbe.”
Trembley also noted that Chris Tillman was more aggressive with his heater and kept the ball down. And that Erbe kept the ball down and it had late life on it.
“He’s what everybody has told me,” Trembley said of Erbe. “He’s certainly a lot better than I saw at the Hall of Fame game in 2007.”