MILWAUKEE — Hunter Renfroe’s power surge is a welcome sight for the San Diego Padres. Not so much for the Milwaukee Brewers. Renfroe’s grand slam keyed a six-run rally that stunned the Brewers and gave the Padres an 8-4 victory on Thursday. Renfroe hit a home run for the fourth straight game, a blast into the left-field bleachers off Brewers reliever Joakim Soria. San Diego entered the ninth inning trailing 4-2, but rallied against Brewers closer Corey Knebel and Soria.
MILWAUKEE — The Colorado Rockies can finally relax on the flight home. Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the 11th inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Sunday thanks to an overturned replay review. Arenado’s 29th homer of the season came off Brewers closer Corey Knebel (2-2) and helped the Rockies avoid a sweep, giving them a sigh of relief after finishing an otherwise tough Midwest trip losers of five of seven. “These games,
SAN FRANCISCO — Joakim Soria has been traded enough times to understand there are always significant adjustments with a new team, like no longer being a closer now that he has joined the contending Milwaukee Brewers. For a third time in his 11-year big league career, the reliever has moved to a team in the middle of the playoff chase near the trade deadline. This time, he’ll be part of the NL Central race after the Chicago White Sox traded him to Milwaukee. “It gets easier.
MILWAUKEE — Former Eau Claire Express player Nate Orf made sure his first big-league hit was a memorable one. Orf, called up by the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, hit a solo home run in the seventh inning as the minor league journeyman made the most of his first career hit. Miller Park requested a curtain call, and teammates Manny Pina and Jesus Aguilar hoisted him on their shoulders and brought him to the top step of the dugout. “They picked me up and that’s when
CINCINNATI — Eric Thames doesn’t give much thought to the way he wrecks the Reds, leaving everyone else to marvel. Thames hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning Thursday night, and the Milwaukee Brewers slowed the Cincinnati Reds’ best surge of the season with a 6-4 victory. Thames has been the Reds’ biggest nemesis. He hit a record 10 homers against Cincinnati last year — the most by a Brewer against one team in a single season. Thames gave the Brewers a 5-