LEADING OFF: Scherzer to start for Nats after relief outing
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:
PROBABLE — BUT NOT DEFINITE
With Washington and the Los Angeles Dodgers tied 1-1 in their NL Division Series, Nationals ace Max...
A capsule look at the Brewers-Nationals playoff game
A look at the National League wild-card game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals:
Schedule: Tuesday, at Washington, 8:08 p.m. EDT (TBS).
Thames homers twice, Brewers move into tie for top wild card
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Thames and Orlando Arcia had been hushed at the plate during the Milwaukee Brewers' crucial homestand. They made some noise Sunday.
Padres beat Brewers 2-1 behind Lamet’s 14 strikeouts
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Since losing Christian Yelich for the season, the Milwaukee Brewers stepped up their push for the playoffs, winning six of their first seven games without the reigning NL...
Brewers top Houston 4-2; Greinke loses 1st with Astros
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Houston had a tough night. Zack Greinke was disappointed after getting beat, and all the Astros were concerned about losing teammate George Springer.
Diamondbacks look to break 3-game skid against Brewers
Arizona Diamondbacks (64-66, third in the NL West) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (67-62, third in the NL Central)
Brewers keep D-backs’ bats quiet again in 4-0 win
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chase Anderson needed a solid start after a dismal performance his last outing. The Milwaukee Brewers' right-hander got it.
Anderson expected to start as Brewers host the Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks (64-65, second in the NL West) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (66-62, third in the NL Central)
Grandal breaks up Cards’ bid for combined no-hitter in 8th
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yasmani Grandal has ended the St. Louis Cardinals' bid for a combined no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers with a two-out double in the eighth inning.
Thames’ HR in 14th, Yelich’s 2 help Brewers beat Nats 15-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — After witnessing two dozen runs and multiple comebacks over nine innings, Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell knew he had never seen something quite like the Brewers' game against...
Thames hits game-ending homer as Brewers beat Rangers 6-5
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Thames wanted to avoid extra innings.
One swing later, it was over.
Thames hit a game-ending homer to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-5 victory over the Texas...
Matt Olson homer in 10th sends Athletics past Brewers 3-2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis hardly counted the number of days between his home runs. Wins matter so much more to him.
Still, the one he hit Tuesday night sure was timely to tie the...
Anderson scheduled to start for Brewers at Pirates
Milwaukee Brewers (47-43, second in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (43-45, fourth in the NL Central)
Yelich hits 31st homer; Reds beat Brewers 5-4 in 11 innings
CINCINNATI (AP) — Christian Yelich's throw short-hopped first baseman Eric Thames, deflected off the end of his glove and skittered across the infield. Yasiel Puig saw an opening to end the...
Brewers slip past Pirates 2-1 on Thames’ homer in 8th
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Thames is figuring out how to excel as a part-time player.
Thames homered leading off the eighth inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers past the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on...
Davies scheduled to start as Milwaukee hosts Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Pirates (39-42, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (44-39, second in the NL Central)
Woodruff wins 10th as Thames, Brewers beat Pirates 3-1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brandon Woodruff said he hasn't thought much about the possibility of playing in his first All-Star Game.
The Milwaukee Brewers right-hander may want to start giving it some...
Thames, Aguilar help Brewers hold of Giants 5-3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sometimes, even veterans get nervous.
Milwaukee Brewers reliever Matt Albers acknowledged he had to shake off jitters when he inherited a base-loaded, no-outs situation...
Moustakas hits 2-run HR in 14th as Brewers beat Astros 6-3
HOUSTON (AP) — On a night when the Milwaukee Brewers struck out again and again, piling up a season-high 24 Ks against the Houston Astros, one big swing by Mike Moustakas made all those whiffs way...
Woodruff fans 10, Brewers’ bats shine in 10-4 win over Bucs
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...
Braun’s 6th hit for Brewers ends 18-inning game vs. Mets
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun's career-high sixth hit, a two-run single with one out in the 18th inning, lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 comeback victory over the New York Mets on Saturday...
Cain helps Brewers beat deGrom, Mets 10-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Lorenzo Cain is building quite a collection of spectacular plays in center field.
Bellinger robs Yelich, homers off Hader, Dodgers top Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger saved a run with his glove and nailed down a series-clinching win for the Los Angeles Dodgers with his bat.
Brewers hit 5 home runs, send Cubs to 6th loss in row, 13-10
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers used a power surge to maintain their strong start and keep the Chicago Cubs reeling.
Facing off for the first time this season on Friday night, the...
Brewers beat Cardinals 6-4 to open 3-game wild-card lead
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A chuckling Eric Thames said it felt so good he almost ripped third base out of the ground and hoisted it above his head.
A lot of that going around for Milwaukee these days.
Thames tripled and scored on reliever Bud Norris' throwing error in the eighth inning, and the Brewers improved their playoff positioning by topping the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Monday night.
Aguilar’s 2-run double helps Brewers beat Giants 4-2
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jesus Aguilar has cooled off some since the All-Star break, yet still brings in clutch runs.
Aguilar hit a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.
Aguilar sent a low, 0-1 pitch from Tony Watson into the gap in right-center field to score Curtis Granderson and Eric Thames. Hunter Strickland (3-5) started the seventh and walked the pinch-hitters. Watson took over one out later.
Brewers’ Thames exits with sore knee after outfield run-in
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Eric Thames collided with center fielder Lorenzo Cain while making a catch in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals and was later removed from the game.
Thames exited before the bottom of the third inning Friday night with a sore left knee.
Matt Carpenter drove a ball into the right-field gap in the first that Thames caught before running into Cain.
Three HRs in first lift Brewers past Padres
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Welcome to the big leagues, Brett Kennedy.
Jesus Aguilar, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames hit consecutive first-inning homers to spoil Kennedy's San Diego debut and propel the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-4 victory over the Padres on Wednesday night.
Kennedy, who was 10-0 in 16 starts at Triple-A El Paso before being called up Monday, was tagged for six runs on 11 hits in four innings.
Thames hits walk-off homer, Brewers top Davis and Rockies
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The first pitch Eric Thames swung at made him look foolish — a looping curveball that bounced at the plate.
"I was like, 'OK, see the ball and trust whatever happens, happens,'" Thames said.
Thames found what he was looking for, hitting a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth off embattled Rockies closer Wade Davis, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat Colorado 5-3 on Friday night.
Thames, Yelich lead Brewers to 5-2 win over Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers fans nearly filled their home stadium Monday night for a reboot of "Mannywood," and then the Milwaukee Brewers stepped in to spoil the party.
Eric Thames hit a three-run home run and Christian Yelich extended his hitting streak to 14 games as the Milwaukee Brewers overcame a brief power outage delay and beat Los Angeles 5-2.
Brewers activate outfielder Ryan Braun from DL
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have activated Ryan Braun from the 10-day disabled list after the outfielder was sidelined by a strained back.
Braun returns to a team that has lost seven straight and fallen three games behind of the first-place Cubs in the NL Central. He was hitting cleanup Saturday against the Dodgers and left-handed ace Clayton Kershaw.
Thames leaves Brewers game with tight hamstring
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee outfielder Eric Thames left the Brewers game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday with right hamstring tightness.
Thames suffered the injury while playing a ball hit into the right field corner in the top of the second inning.
He was replaced by Hernan Perez. Thames finished the game 0 for 1 and is hitting .250 on the season with 13 home runs and 28 RBIs.
Aguilar homers as Brewers beat Braves 5-4
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich stayed in the game after he was hit on the left knee by Mike Foltynewicz. He tested his legs with an easy jog around the bases.
Yelich and Eric Thames scored on Jesus Aguilar's towering drive to center, capping a five-run third inning and sending the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Aguilar's 20th homer traveled an estimated 433 feet.
Thames homers as Brewers down Twins 2-0
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Thames has a penchant for game-changing home runs this season.
Thames hit a two-run homer that accounted for the game's only runs as the Milwaukee Brewers slipped past the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Tuesday. Thames has three home runs in the past six games.
"I'd say that's a hot streak," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.
Eight of Thames' 12 homers have put the Brewers on the board and seven have given his team a lead.
Thames homers, benches clear as Brewers beat Reds 6-4
CINCINNATI (AP) — Eric Thames doesn't give much thought to the way he wrecks the Reds, leaving everyone else to marvel.
Thames hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning Thursday night, and the Milwaukee Brewers slowed the Cincinnati Reds' best surge of the season with a 6-4 victory .
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have activated first baseman Eric Thames from the 10-day disabled list and optioned right-hander Brandon Woodruff to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Thames had been out since April 25 after tearing a ligament in his left thumb. The bearded slugger was hitting .250 with seven homers and 13 RBIs when he got hurt.
Aguilar homers twice as Brewers beat Twins 8-3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Ryan Braun and Eric Thames on the disabled list, the Milwaukee Brewers are missing plenty of power in the middle of their lineup.
Jesus Aguilar is proving to be quite the fill-in slugger.
Aguilar homered twice and Ji-Man Choi hit a solo home run in his return to the majors as Milwaukee beat the Minnesota Twins 8-3 on Friday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Brewers first baseman Eric Thames had surgery on his left thumb, and Milwaukee said it expects him to return in six-to-eight weeks.
Dr. Donald Sheridan operated Friday in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Brewers’ Thames to miss 2 months with torn thumb ligament
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eric Thames earned a reputation as a workout warrior during his days playing professionally in South Korea, where he cultivated the prodigious power that served him so well last season with the Brewers.
Well, his leg muscles are going to be pretty strong in a couple months.
Shaw, Braun homer in Brewers’ 8-0 win over Marlins
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers needed only three pitches to pull away from the Miami Marlins.
Ryan Braun and Travis Shaw hit back-to-back homers, helping the Brewers to an 8-0 victory on Friday night. It was the fourth consecutive win for Milwaukee, which has outscored Miami 20-3 in the first two games of the series.
Zach Davies, Eric Thames deliver for Brewers in 2-0 win over Reds
MILWAUKEE — Christian Yelich quickly made an impact in his return from the disabled list.
The Milwaukee center fielder made a snazzy sliding catch on a fly ball that deflected off the glove of left fielder Hernan Perez, and the Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 on Wednesday.
"I thought they really went at it the right way with one guy sliding," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "They weren't going to run into each other."
Guerra deals, Thames homers to lift Brewers over Reds 2-0
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Junior Guerra settled in after a shaky first inning, and Eric Thames made sure the effort wasn't wasted.
Thames hit a two-run homer to back a three-hitter from Guerra and three relievers, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 on Tuesday night.
"Especially how the score ended up, I was happy to kind of help the team win on that one," Thames said. "But pitching was also good for us."
Brewers blow two save opportunities, Cardinals win on walk-off homer in 11 innings
ST. LOUIS — Matt Carpenter hit a two-run home run with no outs in the 11th inning to lift the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Carpenter turned around a pitch from J.J. Hoover (0-1) for the third game-ending homer of his career. It capped a night in which St. Louis rallied from one-run deficits in the ninth and 10th innings.