PITTSBURGH — Jameson Taillon let a lead get away in his last start. This time, he had the answer when he got in trouble. Taillon struck out a career-high 10 to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. “You don’t want to live and die by the strikeout, but whenever you need it, you definitely want to be able to get it,” Taillon said. “I felt like I got some pretty big ones in big spots. Those are the ones where it
MIAMI — Milwaukee slugger Jesus Aguilar was added to the NL All-Star team Wednesday night and then validated the selection with three hits and three RBIs, but the Brewers went 3 for 16 with runners in scoring position and lost 5-4 to the Miami Marlins in 12 innings. Starlin Castro singled home the winning run with one out in the 12th. Aguilar learned he won the online vote for the final NL roster spot, and he’ll also compete in the Home Run Derby next week in Washington. He
MIAMI — Christian Yelich had three hits and four RBIs against his former ball club, Travis Shaw homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 8-4 on Tuesday night. Shaw and Tyler Saladino had two RBIs each, and Milwaukee won for the seventh time in nine games. Jhoulys Chacin (8-3) allowed four runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked three. Corbin Burnes pitched two perfect innings in his major league debut for the save. Miami’s Pablo Lopez
Three Milwaukee Brewers were selected by their peers to represent the National League in Tuesday, July 17th’s All-Star game in Washington, D.C. The trio of pitcher Josh Hader and outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain hope to have a fourth teammate with them in the nation’s capital as first baseman Jesus Aguilar is one of five players fans can vote for in the final spot. The Brewers sport the best record in the National League with a 54-36 record entering play today.
MILWAUKEE — Jesus Aguilar is bashing his way to a breakout season. Just listen to his manager sing his praises. “He’s been brilliant, man, he really has,” Milwaukee skipper Craig Counsell said. Aguilar homered twice and Hernan Perez added a three-run shot, powering the Brewers to a 10-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Aguilar hit a solo drive in the seventh and a three-run shot in the eighth. The burly slugger moved into a tie with Colorado’s Nolan
MILWAUKEE — Anibal Sanchez abruptly ended Atlanta’s season-long losing streak. Sanchez pitched effectively into the seventh and Freddie Freeman added three hits, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 5-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. “I know the potential for this team to be in the playoffs is really high,” Sanchez said. “I’ve been in October games. I can bring a lot of things to October.” Sanchez (4-2) retired 19 in a row at one point to
MILWAUKEE — Jesus Aguilar hit his 20th homer, rookie Freddy Peralta pitched six sharp innings and the surging Milwaukee Brewers held off the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Friday night. Tyler Saladino also homered for the Brewers, who have won five straight to extend their NL Central lead to 2 1/2 games over the second-place Cubs. After Peralta (4-1) departed, Atlanta rallied for three runs in the seventh off Jacob Barnes. But the Braves’ rally faltered when they failed to score with two
MILWAUKEE — Maikel Franco didn’t know he’d be in Philadelphia’s starting lineup until he arrived at Miller Park. The Milwaukee Brewers likely wish he’d been on the bench. Franco homered and drove in four runs and the Phillies held off Milwaukee’s ninth-inning rally for a 10-9 victory. “We didn’t tell him he was going to be starting,” Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler said. “He worked great at-bats. He punished pitchers when they made
MILWAUKEE — Zach Eflin has made all the difference for the Philadelphia Phillies against the National League’s top team. Rhys Hoskins and Andrew Knapp hit home runs and Eflin beat the Milwaukee Brewers for the second time in a week, helping the Phillies strand 15 runners in a 4-1 victory on Saturday. Philadelphia is 2-3 against NL-leading Milwaukee this season, allowing 37 runs over the three losses. Both victories have been pitched — and pitched well — by Eflin.
MILWAUKEE — Brent Suter drove in two runs and pitched a season-high seven innings, Christian Yelich, Hernan Perez and Jesus Aguilar homered and the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers beat Jake Arrieta and the Philadelphia Phillies 13-2 on Friday night. Suter (7-4) allowed one run on six hits to win his fifth start in the last six, including a 12-3 victory over the Phillies six days ago. He pushed the Brewers to 43-27 for the best record in the NL. Milwaukee has scored 40 runs against