MILWAUKEE — Brewers manager Craig Counsell says every day is going to be difficult during the final two weeks of the regular season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates showed why. Jesus Aguilar and Domingo Santana hit back-to-back home runs to begin the ninth inning for Milwaukee, but the NL wild-card leaders couldn’t complete the rally and lost 3-2 on Sunday. “You’ve got to bring it every day,” Counsell said. “It’s a good message for us the rest of the
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Zach Davies couldn’t hold an early lead and it proved costly to the Milwaukee Brewers. Davies gave up a go-ahead double to Francisco Cervelli in the fourth inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Brewers on Saturday night. Milwaukee lost for just the fourth time in 15 games and dropped 2 1/2 games behind the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs. The Brewers’ lead for the NL’s top wild card was cut to three games over the Los Angeles
MILWAUKEE — Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw and Mike Moustakas homered to lead the Milwaukee Brewers past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 Friday night. Orlando Arcia drove in two runs with a bunt double for the Brewers, who stayed a game and a half behind first-place Chicago in the NL Central. Yelich belted a two-run homer to center off Pirates starter Chris Archer in the first to give the Brewers an early lead. Shaw followed two batters later with a solo shot to stake Milwaukee to a 3-0
CHICAGO — Curtis Granderson homered, tripled and scored three runs, Lorenzo Cain added three hits and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Wednesday night to move within a game of the NL Central lead. Granderson also got three hits and Mike Moustakas had a two-run single for Milwaukee, which took two of three from the first-place Cubs. Josh Hader (6-1) struck out three in a scoreless eighth to get the win. Six Brewers pitchers combined to hold Chicago to six hits.
MILWAUKEE — Gio Gonzalez didn’t need his affable personality to make new friends in Milwaukee on Saturday night. Gonzalez received a standing ovation following an impressive first start with the Brewers, and Milwaukee beat the slumping San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Saturday night. “They believed in me and gave me a second chance,” Gonzalez said. “I want to return the favor.” Gonzalez (8-11) allowed an unearned run and three hits over 5 2/3 innings, striking
MILWAUKEE — Christian Yelich beat out a throw at first to narrowly avoid a double play that allowed the winning run to score in the ninth. Game over, but the jubilant Yelich kept going — and turned across the outfield — before the rest of the happy Milwaukee Brewers finally caught up with him in short left. Yelich’s fielder’s choice with the bases loaded in the ninth allowed Keon Broxton to score from third, and the Brewers opened an important three-game series
MILWAUKEE — Chris Archer blamed nobody but himself for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ loss to Milwaukee. Mike Moustakas and Manny Piña each hit a two-run homer in the third inning, Jonathan Schoop went deep in the seventh and the Brewers beat the Pirates 7-4 on Sunday. The victory gave the Brewers their first series win against Pittsburgh this season. Milwaukee improved to 4-9 against the Pirates overall with two three-game series remaining between the NL Central rivals. The
ST. LOUIS — Jhoulys Chacin had some extra motivation. Mike Moustakas hit a two-run double, giving Chacin all the runs he needed to beat St. Louis for the first time in his career with the Milwaukee Brewers’ 2-1 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday. “I can die now,” Chacin joked to reporters. Milwaukee (69-57) snapped a three-game losing streak and moved back ahead of St. Louis (68-57) for the second National League wild card. The Cardinals lost for just the
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 — Mike Moustakas hit a two-run double in the eighth inning, Josh Hader recorded a two-inning save and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Saturday night. Atlanta began the game leading the NL East by one percentage point and had won nine of 12. Milwaukee snapped a two-game skid and pulled within two games of the NL Central lead. The Brewers scored three times in the eighth to take a 4-2 lead. Braves reliever Jesse Biddle (3-1) let the first batter,