DENVER — Pedro Peralta cries every time his son Freddy pitches, and watching him make his major league debut was certain to bring tears. Young Freddy made sure they were tears of joy. Peralta took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning of his first big league start and set a Milwaukee rookie record with 13 strikeouts, leading the Brewers over the Colorado Rockies 7-3 on Sunday. It became a memorable Mother’s Day for Pedro, Peralta’s mother, Octavia, and his girlfriend, Maritza,
DENVER — Kyle Freeland pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Trevor Story homered twice and doubled to drive in Colorado’s runs, and the Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 Saturday night. Freeland (3-4) kept the Brewers in check the night after they had battered Rockies’ pitchers in an 11-10 win in 10 innings. He gave up four hits in 6 1/3 innings, striking out six and walking four while helping Colorado snap a three-game losing streak. Story put together
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers bring out the best in Chad Kuhl. Kuhl and Richard Rodriguez combined on a two-hitter, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Brewers 9-0 on Sunday. Kuhl is 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA in six starts against the Brewers, and the Pirates are unbeaten in those games. “There were a few games last year that really stand out,” Kuhl said. “This is up there, just for the amount of weak contact and all that. It was one of my better ones, for sure.
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 — Christian Yelich quickly made an impact in his return from the disabled list. The Milwaukee center fielder made a snazzy sliding catch on a fly ball that deflected off the glove of left fielder Hernan Perez, and the Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 on Wednesday. “I thought they really went at it the right way with one guy sliding,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “They weren’t going to run into each other.” Yelich, Perez and shortstop
NEW YORK — Todd Frazier and the New York Mets are grinding out win after win after win, and he already has devised the team gesture. Frazier hit his first two home runs with the Mets, new catcher Jose Lobaton tripled in his first at-bat with the team, and New York extended its winning streak to nine with a 6-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. Mets players are celebrating throughout games with a salt-and-pepper shaker motion promoted by Frazier to signify their
MILWAUKEE — The Chicago Cubs finally get to play at Wrigley Field again. They are coming home on a high note thanks to another nice outing for Jose Quintana at Miller Park. The left-hander tossed six innings of three-hit ball, Ben Zobrist homered and the Cubs finished their longest season-opening road trip in more than a century by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 on Sunday. Chicago wrapped up a nine-game trip at 5-4. It was the franchise’s longest road trip to open the season
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.
MILWAUKEE — Miles Mikolas won in his first big league game after a three-year stint in Japan, but left his biggest impression at the plate. Hitting a home run to help spoil the Milwaukee Brewers’ home opener sure was special for the St. Louis Cardinals right-hander. Paul DeJong connected for the second straight game, hitting his third homer this season, and Mikolas collected his first big league hit with a two-run homer in the Cardinals’ 8-4 win on Monday. Mikolas (1-0)