MILWAUKEE — Jhoulys Chacin and three relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Milwaukee Brewers slipped past the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 on Tuesday night. Domingo Santana drove in the only run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning for the NL Central leaders. Milwaukee (30-19) moved a season-high 11 games over .500, while the Diamondbacks have lost six in a row and 12 of 13 — scoring just 24 runs in that stretch. Arizona starter Matt Koch (2-3), who allowed four
MILWAUKEE — Chase Anderson needed a slight tuneup in the first inning and then kept on motoring. Anderson got all the run support he needed as Travis Shaw, Domingo Santana and Lorenzo Cain homered off Zack Greinke, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on Monday night. Anderson (4-3) threw six strong innings in his return to the rotation. He’d been ill and on the 10-day disabled list, came back and allowed three hits in his first start since May 6. That top
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
MILWAUKEE — Carlos Carrasco said he didn’t feel confident in his command. The results said otherwise. “For the first three innings, I didn’t find myself,” Carrasco said. Carrasco struck out 14 while pitching his second complete game of the season as the Cleveland Indians beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2. Carrasco fanned the side in the third inning. After a conversation between innings with catcher Roberto Perez and pitching coach Carl Willis, Carrasco got into 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 — With four of their first five wins coming in their final at-bat, the Milwaukee Brewers had established one thing this season. “The ninth inning,” third baseman Travis Shaw said Friday night, “is our inning.” Well, that didn’t last long. One day after shortstop Orlando Arcia’s walk-off single beat the Chicago Cubs on Friday night at Miller Park, the Brewers surrendered their claim to the ninth inning with some hideous infield defense.
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 — Milwaukee Brewers All-Star closer Corey Knebel was placed on the 10-day disabled list and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks because of a strained left hamstring. Knebel was walking with a limp Friday, a day after he was injured while pitching against the Chicago Cubs. “Right from the start I kind of thought it was pretty serious, the way it felt,” Knebel said. “Then once I got home I started to kind of realize it doesn’t feel as bad. I knew if it