Balls and strikes: Left-hander Matt Strahm essentially sealed his spot in the starting rotation with five scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and a walk. … A couple relievers who followed him likely punched their tickets to Triple-A at the start of the season. Gerardo Reyes, who has been unhittable at times, allowed three runs on two homers in the sixth inning. Sammy Solis, signed to a minor league deal on March 11, allowed four runs and got just one out in the eighth.