Sports Streak stopper: Tellez 3-run HR leads Brewers past Twins 6-2
Corbin's resurgent outing helps Nationals beat Brewers 4-1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Patrick Corbin broke out of his slump by pitching three-hit ball into the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Friday night. Corbin (7-12) struck out seven, walked nobody and held the Brewers scoreless until allowing a homer to Avisaíl García on his 92nd and final pitch with one out in the seventh. Corbin entered the night with a 6.04 ERA and had allowed at least four earned runs in his last six starts. “It's been frustrating because I've been feeling pretty good," Corbin said. "Tonight, it was great to see the results.” Lane Thomas went 2 for 4 and hit a two-run triple for the Nationals.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers and their superb pitching staff are cruising toward the playoffs, but the more powerful performances they can produce at the plate, the better off they'll be.
Sunday's slugging outburst was perfect timing for Milwaukee's upcoming trip to San Francisco, a potential postseason preview.
Rowdy Tellez hit a three-run home run, Aaron Ashby recorded his first major league win, and the Brewers muscled their way out of a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
“We can hit. It’s not just a coincidence these things show up," Tellez said. “That’s what we have to continue to do throughout the rest of the season into the playoffs. When pitchers make mistakes, we’ve got to capitalize.”
Woodruff strikes out 10 in Brewers' 4-1 win over Reds
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brandon Woodruff struck out 10 in six shutout innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat Cincinnati 4-1 on Wednesday night, extending their NL Central lead over the Reds to 9 1/2 games. Avisaíl García hit an RBI double and made two big defensive plays in right field for the Brewers, who have won 12 of 15. Woodruff (8-7), an All-Star in 2019 and 2021, struggled in his two previous starts, giving up six runs in five innings at St. Louis after lasting only three innings in Chicago against the Cubs. But this time, he permitted only four hits and retired 13 straight batters during one stretch. “The difference for me is just getting ahead. That’s like number one for me.
and Kolten Wong hit a two-run double for the Brewers, whose first seven hits went for extra bases to keep the many Milwaukee fans among the crowd of 26,186 cheering consistently. Christian Yelich, who went 2 for 4 with a walk, had Milwaukee's first single in the seventh inning.
“It’s hard to argue with a series win against a decisively first-place team that we just played,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said.
The Brewers raised their major league-best road record to 43-23 while ending their only losing streak longer than two games since the All-Star break. The NL Central leaders, who stretched their advantage over second-place Cincinnati to 8 1/2 games, have had only two losing streaks longer than three games all season. They're in control of the No. 2 seed, 5 1/2 games behind the league-leading Giants.
Anderson, Braves shut out Giants for 9-0 victory
ATLANTA (AP) — Jorge Soler and Austin Riley homered off Anthony DeSclafani, Ian Anderson pitched into the sixth inning in his return from the injured list, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 9-0 on Sunday. Soler opened the fourth inning with his 20th homer, a drive into the seats in left. Freddie Freeman followed with an infield single and Riley then launched his 28th homer into the seats in left-center. Eddie Rosario addedSoler opened the fourth inning with his 20th homer, a drive into the seats in left. Freddie Freeman followed with an infield single and Riley then launched his 28th homer into the seats in left-center.
“This is going to be a big series for us. It’s going to test us. We’re going to test them. It’s not like they’re the almighty,” Tellez said. “We played good against them at home. We had some tough breaks. I think we can take a series.”
The Brewers, who are in the middle of the pack at best in the majors in most hitting categories, scored five runs during their three-game losing streak. They were more than ready for Twins rookie Griffin Jax (3-3), who gave up six hits and all six runs over five innings.with two outs in the third, his first homer in 13 games after entering in a 6-for-37 slump.
Ashby (1-0) allowed three hits in five innings, including a. The nephew of former major league pitcher Andy Ashby had his sinker in sharp form in the longest appearance of his brief career. Ashby gave up seven runs in the first inning of his debut on June 30.
Brewers knock Giants from top spot in NL, win fourth in row
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are suddenly in second place, and the defending World Series champion Dodgers are atop the National League ahead of a weekend visit to the Bay Area. Sure looks like September is going to be wild out West. Jace Peterson hit a go-ahead single in the seventh, Lorenzo Cain homered for a second straight game and the Milwaukee Brewers knocked the Giants out of the NL lead for the first time in more than three months with a 5-2 win Wednesday night. “We just have to try to go after it and get back into that position,” San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler said.
“It’s something you always dream of as a little kid," Ashby said, reflecting on his milestone win. "It’s a special day, and I’m glad we got it for the team. It’s awesome.”
The rookie was holding a place in the rotation for the injured Freddy Peralta.
“I think we’re going to find a spot for him to pitch. It doesn’t matter where it is," manager Craig Counsell said.
Ashby left his lead in the capable hands of the Brewers bullpen, which logged nine strikeouts in four scoreless innings. Devin Williams struck out the side in a perfect eighth, and Josh Hader did the same with one hit allowed in the ninth.
Williams has 30 strikeouts and one unearned run in his last 20 innings, a sparkling stretch of 21 appearances since June 23. Hader pitched a shutout in nine August outings, with just two hits and two walks surrendered.
Sanó hit his 23rd homer into the second deck above left field. He and has reached base in 26 of his last 28 games, with 26 RBIs and a .971 OPS during that span.
“The swing can get longer and shorter depending on what’s going on. It’s in a very good, short place right now,” Baldelli said.
Brewers: CF Lorenzo Cain and RF Avisaíl García were on the bench to rest.
Twins: CF Byron Buxton went 0 for 11 with a walk and six strikeouts in the series, playing all three games after returning from a broken left pinky finger. Buxton made a leaping catch in the gap to take a likely extra-base hit away from Jackie Bradley Jr. with a runner on first.
Brewers: All-Star RHP Corbin Burnes (8-4, 2.30 ERA) starts on Monday night as the Brewers visit San Francisco. RHP Johnny Cueto (7-6, 3.73) takes the mound for the Giants.
Twins: RHP Bailey Ober (1-2, 4.06) pitches on Monday night in a makeup of an earlier rainout in Detroit, before the team returns to Minnesota for another home series. RHP Casey Mize (7-6, 3.55) starts for the Tigers.
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Lauer takes no-no into 6th; Brewers hit 5 HRs in 11-1 rout .
CLEVELAND (AP) — Eric Lauer no-hit Cleveland into the sixth inning a day after Milwaukee threw a history-making no-no, his teammates belted five homers and the Brewers beat the Indians 11-1 on Sunday. Just hours after Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader combined on the record ninth no-hitter in the majors this season — and Cleveland's record third time being no-hit this year — Lauer threatened to make it two in a row. Lauer, a native of Northeast Ohio, didn’t give up a hit until Ryan Lavarnway singled to center with one out in the sixth. Lavarnway, the Indians’ backup catcher, lined a 1-2 pitch into center field.