MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell juggled his lineup, hoping for a spark. Yasmani Grandal certainly delivered it.
Grandal led off for the first time in his career and...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — It wasn't pretty, but Zach Davies did something Saturday that no other starting pitcher in Milwaukee Brewers history had done before.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — When Brandon Woodruff starts, the Milwaukee Brewers win.
Woodruff struck out 10 in six innings and Ryan Braun hit a three-run homer, helping the Brewers beat the Pittsburgh...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — After being humbled by the lowly Miami Marlins two days in a row, the Milwaukee Brewers bounced back Thursday with their usual home run power.
Davies improves to 6-0, Brewers top Pirates 4-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Zach Davies wanted a shot at becoming the first Milwaukee pitcher in two years to toss a complete game. So with the Brewers nursing a two-run lead heading into the ninth on...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Encouraged by his progress, the Milwaukee Brewers have activated pitcher Jimmy Nelson off the injured list and put him at Triple-A San Antonio.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — NL MVP Christian Yelich has been scratched from Milwaukee's lineup against Cincinnati for a second consecutive day because of back spasms.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — With Christian Yelich on the bench, Milwaukee couldn't even get a runner past second base.
Sonny Gray and three Cincinnati relievers held down the Brewers, who were missing...
ATLANTA (AP) — The longest start of Brandon Woodruff's career felt like a win to him, even though he wasn't involved in the decision.
Woodruff allowed only two runs in eight innings and Ben...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell sneaked peeks at the television in his office for a Bucks score as he praised another solid outing from Gio Gonzalez. Once the...
CHICAGO (AP) — Gio González is quite comfortable with the Milwaukee Brewers.
After a strange start to the season, that's a big deal for the veteran left-hander.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun knew the best night of his career at the plate wouldn't mean much if the Milwaukee Brewers didn't win.
Braun made sure they did with his career-high sixth hit, a...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jesus Aguilar got benched after his power at the plate went dormant for nearly a month.
Now he's enjoying a sudden surge that's even left his manager a bit...
NL MVP Yelich out of lineup with lower back stiffness
MILWAUKEE (AP) — NL MVP Christian Yelich was out of Milwaukee's lineup for the series opener against Colorado, a day after leaving a game because of lower back discomfort.
Yelich, Canó both injured as Mets beat Brewers 5-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Yelich's superb start to the season hit a snag.
The reigning NL MVP is day to day with a sore lower back after being pulled in the fifth inning of the New York...
González to start Sunday for Brewers
NEW YORK (AP) — The newest member of the Milwaukee Brewers is a familiar face.
Gio González is back after finalizing a $2 million, one-year contract, and the veteran left-hander will start...
Yelich’s 3 homers lift Brewers past Cardinals, 10-7
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich got a big reward for a little extra early work.
Yelich hit three homers, including a pair of three-run shots, and drove in a career-high seven runs to power...
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Brewers hand Dodgers 6th straight loss, 4-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zach Davies is off to a strong start for the Milwaukee Brewers, allowing three earned runs in 17 2/3 innings so far.
After being limited to 13 games because of shoulder...
Orioles Chris Davis nearing record futility steaks
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis is nearing a record streak for futility.
Davis was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in Sunday's 15-3 loss to the New York Yankees. He is 0 for...
Arcia’s HR breaks slump, leads Brewers over Reds 4-3
CINCINNATI (AP) — Six games into the season, Orlando Arcia was still waiting for that first hit. The Brewers shortstop finally got it, connecting for the biggest one in Milwaukee's latest...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich and Josh Hader, breakout stars during Milwaukee's surprising run to the NL Championship Series last year, are managing to look even better in 2019.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit three home runs and then was intentionally walked in the ninth inning with a chance to tie the major league record, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt was hoping to swing for baseball history when Brewers manager Craig Counsell took the bat out of his hands.
Brewers’ overpowering bullpen banged up entering ’19
PHOENIX (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers vaunted bullpen is entering the season without a couple of its most imposing pieces.
Corey Knebel is out indefinitely with a partial tear of the ulnar...
National League Central capsules
Capsules of National League Central teams, listed in order of finish last year:
Chacin picked to start Brewers’ opener against St. Louis
PHOENIX (AP) — Jhoulys Chacin has been picked to start the Milwaukee Brewers' opener against St. Louis on March 28.
A 31-year-old right-hander, Chacin was 15-8 with a 3.50 ERA in 35 starts...
PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan Braun already is seeing a difference in his swing this spring.
The longtime Milwaukee Brewers star was the designated hitter in his exhibition debut, going 1 for 3 on...
Brewers’ prospect Keston Hiura just keeps on hitting
PHOENIX (AP) — All those swings, all those at-bats are paying off now for Keston Hiura.
The Milwaukee Brewers prospect who began working with a hitting coach when he was 9 connected for his...
Anderson, Davies hoping to return to form with Brewers
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — So far, all the talk about the Milwaukee Brewers adding a front-line starting pitcher has turned into absolutely nothing.
Brewers’ Braun aiming to build off strong finish last season
PHOENIX (AP) — Those days of playing every day, they're done for Ryan Braun. Most important for the longtime Milwaukee Brewers star these days is making the most of the time he's in the...
Brewers open spring training with lots of familiar faces
PHOENIX (AP) — It didn't take long for the Milwaukee Brewers to start enjoying the benefits of a $60 million renovation to their spring training facility.
As rain fell in Phoenix on Thursday, Milwaukee's pitchers and catchers headed out to new covered mounds for the first official bullpen session of the spring.
"It's awesome," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "It's absolutely remarkable."
NL Central teams at the start of spring training
A team-by-team look at the National League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:
Brewers round out staff, add Steve Karsay as bullpen coach
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers have rounded out manager Craig Counsell's staff, bringing in Steve Karsay as bullpen coach to work with new pitching coach Chris Hook.
Brewers pitching coach Derek Johnson leaving team
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers pitching coach Derek Johnson is leaving the team, the third departure on manager Craig Counsell's staff since the end of the season.
General manager David Stearns said on Wednesday that Johnson was leaving the NL Central champions. Johnson wrapped up his third season with the Brewers, overseeing a staff that was fifth in the majors with a 3.73 ERA.
The Brewers' bullpen was fifth in the majors with a 3.47 ERA, but even better in September with a 1.98 ERA.
Brewers’ bullpen runs out of gas in Game 7 loss to Dodgers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Craig Counsell and the Milwaukee Brewers relied on their bullpen all season long.
Those hard-throwing relievers finally ran out of gas in the NL Championship Series.
Josh Hader was brilliant as usual, but Jeremy Jeffress was tagged for a crucial three-run homer by Yasiel Puig and the Brewers never recovered, losing 5-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 on Saturday night.
LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Brewers in Game 7 of NLCS, Red Sox wait
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
The Dodgers and Brewers meet in an all-or-nothing matchup at Miller Park to decide the NL Championship Series. Los Angeles will start 24-year-old rookie Walker Buehler, who showed flashes of brilliance this season but has not fared well in his two playoff starts. Jhoulys Chacin is set to pitch for Milwaukee — the journeyman had a career year and has done even better in the postseason, pitching 10 1/3 shutout innings in two starts.
Freese leads off for Dodgers with Brewers LHP Miley on mound
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Left-hander Wade Miley will have to face to a right-handed hitter right away in Game 6 as the Milwaukee Brewers try to stave off elimination in the NL Championship Series.
First baseman David Freese is leading off for the Los Angeles Dodgers after hitting third in Game 5.
LEADING OFF: Dodgers face Miley for real, Granderson’s grin
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
Take two: Miley back to NLCS hill, Brews try to deny Dodgers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wade Miley, take two.
And this time, the Milwaukee Brewers left-hander figures to seeing more than one batter in his next start in the NL Championship Series.
It comes on Friday night when Miley will try to help the Brewers stave off elimination, down 3-2 to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After Counsell uses Miley as decoy, Brewers ’pen cracks late
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wade Miley threw just five pitches in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series before Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell emerged from the Dodger Stadium dugout and abruptly removed his starter.
Oddly enough, five innings after this extraordinary bit of subterfuge, Counsell probably waited a bit too long to go to his bullpen again.
Power outage: Brewers’ bats struggle in 13-inning loss
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time since the Milwaukee Brewers began their incredible late-season surge, their bats went cold enough to lose.
The Brewers managed just eight hits over 13 innings in their 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night, evening the NL Championship Series at 2 games apiece.
Pederson replaces Taylor leading off for Dodgers in NLCS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Outfielder Joc Pederson is leading off for the Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. He replaces Chris Taylor, who is out of the lineup.
Yasmani Grandal is back in the lineup and hitting seventh for Los Angeles against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.
Grandal made two errors and had two passed balls in a Game 1 loss. Austin Barnes replaced Grandal behind the plate for Game 2 in Milwaukee.
Cedeno joins Brewers bullpen for NLCS; Dodgers add Urias
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers put Xavier Cedeno on their roster for the NL Championship Series against Los Angeles, adding another left-hander to their deep bullpen for the matchup with the Dodgers' power-packed lineup.
Cedeno had a 1.13 ERA in eight innings over 15 games after he was acquired in a trade with the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 31. Cedeno replaces slick-fielding outfielder Keon Broxton, who homered in Game 3 of the NLDS sweep against Colorado.
Brewers going with lefty Gio Gonzalez in Game 1 of NLCS
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gio Gonzalez will start for the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell announced his rotation on Thursday. Gonzalez was 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA in five starts for the Brewers after being acquired in a deal with the Washington Nationals.
The Brewers have chosen Wade Miley to start in Game 2 on Saturday, meaning that Milwaukee will open the NLCS with two straight lefties.
October staffing: Sale, Kershaw, aces become bullpen aces
Chris Sale is all set to start Game 1 at Fenway Park. If the Boston Red Sox later need him for middle relief, he's ready. Or a setup spot, sure.
"I mean, it's postseason baseball. You have to be prepared for anything," the All-Star lefty said.
Especially when it comes to pitching, particularly after seeing the likes of Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer and other All-Star aces working in unusual roles during recent Octobers.
Weekend Sports in Brief
DENVER (AP) — Wade Miley pitched masterfully into the fifth inning before turning it over to a lights-out Milwaukee bullpen, 38-year-old catcher Erik Kratz kept up his torrid hitting and the Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-0 in Game 3 on a cool, misty Sunday to sweep their NL Division Series.
Rockies’ Marquez in Game 3 of NLDS; Miley likely for Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — German Marquez will start Game 3 for the Colorado Rockies in the NL Division Series against the Brewers.
Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said he will likely turn to Wade Miley in the third game on Sunday unless the left-hander is needed out of the bullpen in Game 2.
The Brewers won the opener 3-2 in 10 innings.
Marquez going in Game 3 likely means that Kyle Freeland will start Game 4 if necessary on Monday at Coors Field.
Brewers turn to Woodruff to open bullpen day vs Colorado
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Young right-hander Brandon Woodruff not only made the Milwaukee Brewers' playoff roster, but he's starting Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Colorado Rockies.
LEADING OFF: Brewers go bullpen, Dodgers send out Ryu
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
OPENER FOR THE OPENER
The Brewers will begin their NL Division Series against the Rockies with a bullpen game at Miller Park. Manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday he had not decided on the order of his relievers. The group will almost certainly include All-Star left-hander Josh Hader, though Colorado will have a tough test start to finish — Milwaukee led the majors with a 1.98 bullpen ERA in September.