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Sports McCutchen hits 2 solo homers, Phillies beat Brewers 6-5

09:00  05 may  2021
09:00  05 may  2021 Source:   thecanadianpress.com

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Milwaukee Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado watches as Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen is congratulated at home by Garrett Jones (46) and James McDonald after McCutchen hit a two -run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Milwaukee. In a tight spot in the sixth inning, he kept a cool head, striking out Rickie Weeks and Cody Ransom before departing. The Pirates hung on to win 6 - 5 . ''It was a big moment for my team in the sixth and I was able to bump my chest and slow myself down and get out of that inning because I wasn't very sharp today

MILWAUKEE – Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones hit consecutive homers and James McDonald struck out eight and won for the third time in four starts when the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6 - 5 Sunday. McDonald (5- 2 ) held the Brewers to four hits and a walk, and only Morgan's solo homer in the first inning Friday night snapped his major league record of 138 consecutive plate appearances without an RBI to start a season. Brewers slugger Ryan Braun was held out of the lineup for a second consecutive day after aggravating a right Achilles tendon injury and hurting his right hip

PHILADELPHIA — Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of solo homers and Brad Miller slammed a three-run shot to back Aaron Nola, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Tuesday night.

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Nola (3-1) struck out 10 and allowed one run and five hits in six gritty innings as the Phillies held on to earn consecutive wins for the first time since they started the season 4-0.

“Having the results I had, it felt good,” said McCutchen, who entered the game batting .176. “Still more work to be done. I'll look at the positives and take those into the next game.”

Phillies reliever Enyel De Los Santos, called up from the minors earlier in the day, came out of the bullpen to pitch the seventh but was denied entry by umpires because he didn’t appear on their lineup card.

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Philadelphia Phillies ' Rhys Hoskins (17) celebrates with Jean Segura after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, May 24, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash). Five relievers combined for six scoreless innings and Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking double to help Philadelphia beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6 -4 on Friday night, overcoming Christian Yelich's major league-leading 20th homer . ''Our bullpen was really good tonight,'' manager Gabe Kapler said.

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“It’s ultimately my fault because I didn't catch it,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said.

The Brewers took advantage, scoring four runs off David Hale and JoJo Romero. Hale lasted three batters, exiting after Luis Urías' RBI single. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run homer to centre off Romero to cut the deficit to 6-5. Center fielder Odubel Herrera got his foot stuck in the padding halfway up the wall and needed help from right fielder Miller to get untangled.

Sam Coonrod got five outs for his second save. He retired Bradley on a fly ball to left with runners on first and third to end it.

“Nola gave us a gutsy performance. We knew our bullpen was short and Coonrod did a tremendous job,” Girardi said.

Brewers starter Eric Lauer (1-1) gave up six runs — two earned — and eight hits in six innings, striking out seven.

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Andrew McCutchen hits tiebreaking double as Philadelphia Phillies beat Milwaukee Brewers 6 -4. MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies needed a big performance from their bullpen after Jerad Eickhoff struggled. Vince Velasquez and company delivered. Five relievers combined for six scoreless innings and Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking double to help Philadelphia beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6 -4 on Friday night, overcoming Christian Yelich's major league-leading 20th homer .

Phillies : Philadelphia 's Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez allowed one run and five hits in 3 1-3 innings. He has allowed eight runs and 17 hits in 10 1-3 innings. Pirates: Worley walked none and has allowed just one in 11 innings. Pirates: CF Andrew McCutchen remains out due to lower body soreness and was not in the posted lineup for Saturday game. UP NEXT. Phillies : LHP Cole Hamels is the planned starter against Toronto's R.A. Dickey on Saturday in Clearwater. Hamels has allowed seven runs in seven innings.

McCutchen led off the bottom of the first with a drive into Philadelphia’s bullpen to tie it at 1. He connected to left-centre to ignite a five-run third that put the Phillies ahead 6-1. After a fielding error by third baseman Travis Shaw on J.T. Realmuto’s grounder with two outs kept the inning going, Didi Gregorius had an RBI single before Miller launched one into the second deck just inside the right-field foul pole.

Daniel Vogelbach’s RBI single in the first gave Milwaukee a 1-0 lead.

Nola retired 12 in a row during one stretch before running into a bases-loaded jam in the sixth. He struck out Jacob Nottingham on his 114th and final pitch to end the threat.

“They got the big hit. We had chances,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “I think we can be better than we’ve been (offensively). There’s definitely room for improvement. You feel a bunch of guys are gonna get going. I’m still confident in that.”

Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. blasts three home runs vs. Washington Nationals

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Andrew McCutchen and Scott Kingery each added two hits , including an RBI double for each, to help the Phillies win for the sixth time in eight games. Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff lasted only three innings as he allowed five hits and four runs. Vince Velasquez ( 2 - 2 ) tossed two scoreless innings Brewers starter Chase Anderson lasted four innings, giving up six hits and three runs. Freddy Peralta ( 2 - 2 ) was charged with two runs in two innings. The Phillies took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Bryce Harper lofted a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring McCutchen . Milwaukee tied the game at 1 in the

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NAIL-BITERS

The Phillies have played six straight one-run games for the first time since 2000.

“Just finding a way,” Miller said. “I feel like every game has been like this. It was a good ending.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: OF Christian Yelich went back on the injured list due to a lower back strain just one day after getting activated. The 2018 NL MVP was 2 for 4 on Monday night in his first game since April 11. The Brewers recalled outfielder Tyrone Taylor from Triple-A Nashville.

Phillies: RF Bryce Harper wasn’t in the lineup for the second straight game because of a sore left wrist. ... CF Roman Quinn needed nine stitches for a cut on his right index finger. He was hit on the hand while offering to bunt during an at-bat in the second inning. He stayed in, hit a single and then left the game after the inning.

UP NEXT

RHP Freddy Peralta (3-0, 2.25 ERA) starts for Milwaukee and RHP Chase Anderson (1-3, 5.40) goes for the Phillies on Wednesday night. Anderson was 38-27 with a 3.83 ERA in four seasons with the Brewers from 2016-19.

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Alonso, Mets top Phillies 8-7 after replay reversal .
PHILADELPHIA — Pete Alonso capped New York’s six-run eighth inning with a three-run double, and the Mets used a defensive meltdown by Philadelphia and a replay reversal to beat the Phillies 8-7 on Sunday night. Michael Conforto snapped a tie with a bases-loaded walk against José Alvarado, driving in Jose Peraza, and Alonso followed with a liner off David Hale that split the gap in right-centre and went all the way to the wall for an 8-4 lead. “IMichael Conforto snapped a tie with a bases-loaded walk against José Alvarado, driving in Jose Peraza, and Alonso followed with a liner off David Hale that split the gap in right-centre and went all the way to the wall for an 8-4 lead.

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