Manny Parra matched Eveland with two scoreless innings, each fanning a batter, and Mark DiFelice followed with two scoreless frames. Omar Aguilar, R.J. Swindle, and Chris Narveson then each tossed an inning, with Swindle and Narveson each surrendering a run, before Chase Wright gave up the final three runs, all earned, in the 8th and 9th innings.
The Crew pounded out 14 hits, including a 2-for-3 day by Craig Counsell, and a 2-run homer by Angel Salome. Trot Nixon's chances of making the team was hampered by his 0-for-3 day, while Prince Fielder also went 0-for-3 and remains hitless in Cactus League action. Ken Macha had catcher Jason Kendall bat lead-off, with Chris Duffy getting the start in center and batting second; Kendall doubled in the 6th off A's reliever Russ Springer, while Duffy doubled in the 9th off of Andrew Carignan en route to a 1-for-5 day. Rickie Weeks and Ryan Braun got the day off.
The Crew is now 1-1-1 in Cactus League play, and host the Angels in Maryvale tomorrow.