MILWAUKEE — Reliever Josh Hader’s most important role with the Brewers might be that he doesn’t really have a defined role at all. Come in with one out in the eighth with two runners on to preserve a four-run lead? No problem. Go 2q innings to save a one-run game on the road? Done. Hader makes quick work of high-pressure situations, no matter when they occur. A humble, team-first attitude helps. So does a 95-mph fastball and filthy slider. “Just mentality-wise, just
CINCINNATI — Wade Miley made a positive first impression in his debut with the Milwaukee Brewers. Miley pitched six effective innings, Christian Yelich homered and the Brewers swept the sloppy Cincinnati Reds with a 3-1 win on Wednesday night. “I would like to have been a little sharper, but the shutdown innings were huge,” said Miley, who retired his last seven batters. “I didn’t command the ball well inside. They were hitting it hard, but they were hitting it
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.
Jake Odorizzi and the Minnesota Twins pitched their way out of a rough slide. Odorizzi worked into the seventh inning, Mitch Garver homered and the Twins snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. The 28-year-old Odorizzi (2-2), who was acquired in an offseason trade with Tampa Bay, gave up one run and five hits. He had dropped each of his last two starts, allowing nine runs in 9q innings. “It’s a tough stretch, definitely.
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
MILWAUKEE — Eric Thames hit a two-run homer to back a three-hitter from Junior Guerra and three relievers, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 on Tuesday night. Reds starter Sal Romano (0-2) had a two-hit shutout going before Lorenzo Cain walked and Thames sent the first pitch he saw over the wall in right for his team-leading sixth home run. Thames was back in the lineup after leaving Sunday’s game with a left groin strain and sitting Monday. Guerra
MILWAUKEE — Billy Hamilton drove in three runs and the Cincinnati Reds ended an eight-game losing streak with a 10-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. The Reds won for just the third time in 16 games this season. Cincinnati is tied with Kansas City for the fewest wins in the majors. Cincinnati starter Luis Castillo (1-2) entered the game having allowed 13 earned runs in 16 innings over three starts this season. He shut out the Brewers for six innings before allowing