MILWAUKEE — Gio Gonzalez is getting comfortable with his new team. The left-hander pitched six smooth innings on his 33rd birthday and Jesus Aguilar hit a three-run homer in the Milwaukee Brewers' 7-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. Manny Pina also had a three-run shot and Aguilar finished with four RBIs as he reached 103 for the season. Gonzalez's stellar showing helped the Brewers boost their lead for the top NL wild card to three games over St. Louis, which lost
MILWAUKEE — Jonathan Schoop responded to a tense situation in the biggest way possible. Schoop hit a grand slam after Ryan Braun was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning, and Milwaukee beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Sunday, completing a series sweep and preserving the Brewers’ lead in the NL wild-card race. Milwaukee moved within two games of the Cubs in the NL Central heading into a three-game series that opens tonight at Wrigley Field. In the sixth, Madison Bumgarner hit
CINCINNATI — After a long night at the ballpark followed by a full day under the sun, Lorenzo Cain just wanted the game to end. With Milwaukee winning, of course. Cain did his part, hitting a home run off the top of the left-field fence in the 11th inning that lifted the Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 on Thursday. NL batting leader Christian Yelich went 0 for 4 with a bases-loaded walk for Milwaukee. On Wednesday night, he went 6 for 6 and hit for the cycle as the Brewers
CINCINNATI — Junior Guerra might have pitched himself out of the Milwaukee Brewers’ rotation as they continue their August slide. Jose Peraza started Guerra’s rough outing with a two-run homer, and the Cincinnati Reds withstood Christian Yelich’s first multihomer game for a 9-7 victory Tuesday night. Since trailing the Cubs by a game on Aug. 4, Milwaukee has gone 8-11 and slid to third in the NL Central. Guerra (6-9) has been stuck in his own slump, going 0-4 in
MILWAUKEE — Freddy Peralta was pleased with his seven shutout innings. The rookie was happier with his offensive contribution. Peralta tossed seven scoreless innings and drove in a run with his first career hit, combining with two relievers on a five-hitter in the Milwaukee Brewers’ 4-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. “I was waiting for this day, my teammates too,” said Peralta, adding that his teammates have been razzing him about his hitting — or
CHICAGO — It’s purely about the math for Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs. A three-game lead is better than a one-game advantage, and that was all that mattered Wednesday. Rizzo homered, drove in three runs and stole two bases in his return to the cleanup spot, and Chicago beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 to strengthen its hold on the NL Central. The Cubs bounced back nicely from their 7-0 loss in the opener of the two-game series, improving to 9-4 against the Brewers this year.
ATLANTA — Kevin Gausman pitched eight strong innings to win his SunTrust Park debut, Ender Inciarte drove in four runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-1 on Friday night. Nick Markakis added three RBIs and Johan Camargo had two, helping the Braves win for the ninth time in 12 games. Atlanta began the night a game back in the NL East. Milwaukee, which has dropped four of five to fall three games back in the NL Central, had a runner in scoring position in the first and
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.