PHOENIX — First Milwaukee took three of four in Colorado. Now the Brewers have won two of three in Arizona. A trip to the usual NL West trouble spots turned out nicely indeed for Milwaukee. Travis Shaw, Domingo Santana, Christian Yelich and Tyler Saladino homered in the first four innings off Matt Koch, and the Brewers routed the Diamondbacks 8-2 in the series finale on Wednesday. “We had four homers and I thought we had some near-misses too,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell
PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks’ offense remains in something of a slumber. Strong pitching and one timely hit was enough to end their six-game losing streak. Daniel Descalso singled home Jarrod Dyson with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday night. The Diamondbacks opened the game with the worst batting average in the majors (.223) and learned earlier in the day they had lost A.J. Pollock for four-to-eight weeks with a
CINCINNATI (AP) — A resurgent night for the Brewers’ struggling offense ended with the bullpen stealing the show again. Ryan Braun’s two-run double put Milwaukee ahead to stay, and Jeremy Jeffress escaped a two-on, one-out threat in the eighth by fanning Joey Votto, preserving a 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. One day after Josh Hader set a major league record by fanning eight Reds in less than three innings to close out a 6-5 win, Jeffress came into
CINCINNATI — Homers by Manny Pina and Lorenzo Cain ended the Milwaukee Brewers’ historically bad slump, and Domingo Santana doubled home the go-ahead runs in the seventh inning Monday night for a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The Brewers managed only two runs while getting swept four games at Wrigley Field, matching their lowest total for a four-game series. They had 14 hits total, their worst for such a series, and were blanked on two hits in each of the last two games.
MILWAUKEE — After a rocky start, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon thinks Ian Happ finally can relax a little bit. Happ hit a tiebreaking two-run single during Chicago’s four-run ninth, helping the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Saturday. “Whatever he’s going to have tonight dinner dinner-wise is going to taste better, sleep is going to be much more tranquil and if he had a dog with him on the road he’s going to love his puppy even more,” Maddon said.