Peralta dominates, Brewers beat Reds 1-0 for sweep
CINCINNATI (AP) — Freddy Peralta threw the ball past the free-swinging Reds or got them to hit it into the air harmlessly. The 22-year-old right-hander had a career day and provided the Brewers...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado was called out on batter's interference after dropping his bat near John Ryan Murphy while the Diamondbacks catcher tried to catch a popup, a disputed decision that...
National League Central capsules
Capsules of National League Central teams, listed in order of finish last year:
Yelich, Brewers look for another playoff season
Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers think the best way to duplicate their success from last season is to forget it happened altogether.
Stearns: Brewers will stick by core after NLCS loss
MILWAUKEE (AP) — David Stearns doesn't expect wholesale change for the Milwaukee Brewers after they fell a game short of the World Series.
Brewers look to bright future after NLCS loss to Dodgers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers think they're just getting started.
Sure looks that way, too.
Led by breakout performances by Yelich, Josh Hader and Jesus Aguilar, Milwaukee chased down the Chicago Cubs to win the NL Central for the first time since 2011. The youthful Brewers then swept Colorado in the Division Series before taking the Los Angeles Dodgers all the way to Game 7 in the NL Championship Series.
Friday’s Sports in Brief
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jesus Aguilar and the Milwaukee Brewers forced the NL Championship Series to Game 7, bolting to a big lead and handing it to their dominant bullpen in a 7-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
Aguilar hit a two-run double in the Brewers' four-run first inning against Hyun-Jin Ryu and added a late RBI single that helped the Brewers even the matchup at three games each.
Dodgers’ Machado whiffs on chance to silence Game 6 boos
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manny Machado gestured with hands, appearing to egg on the booing crowd as he retreated down the dugout steps following a first-inning strikeout.
The jeers kept coming for the Los Angeles Dodgers star. So did the outs.
Aguilar, Brewers beat Dodgers 7-2, send NLCS to Game 7
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun slid across home plate and raised his arms in sheer joy.
A big lead, a bruising bullpen and a boisterous crowd have the Milwaukee Brewers all set up for Game 7.
Jesus Aguilar sparked Milwaukee's slumping lineup with three RBIs on a pair of two-out hits, and the Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 on Friday night to even the NL Championship Series at three games each.
Dodgers’ Machado fined by MLB for kicking Brewers 1B Aguilar
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers star Manny Machado has been fined by Major League Baseball for kicking Milwaukee first baseman Jesus Aguilar in the NL Championship Series.
MLB fined Machado an undisclosed amount Wednesday, a day after the baserunning incident caused the benches to clear at Dodger Stadium and prompted Brewers MVP candidate Christian Yelich to call Machado a "dirty player."
Machado called ‘dirty player’ by Yelich after benches clear
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Machado has stepped into trouble again, causing at least one opponent to call him "a dirty player."
Both benches cleared after the Los Angeles Dodgers' star shortstop clipped the back leg of Milwaukee first baseman Jesus Aguilar while running out his groundout Tuesday night in the 10th inning of Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.
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.
On hot streak, OF Ryan Braun hitting third for Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun will hit third for the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 1 of their National League Division Series against the Colorado Rockies.
The veteran outfielder, who hit .346 with five homers over the final seven games of the regular season, will hit behind table-setters Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich.
Yelich, Brewers dent Cards’ playoff chances with 12-4 win
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Milwaukee's last NL MVP thinks he is about to get some company.
Led by Christian Yelich's silky smooth game, the Brewers are closing in on the playoffs.
Yelich homered and drove in a career-high six runs, and surging Milwaukee hurt St. Louis' postseason chances with a 12-4 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday.
"Just trying to help the boys out any way you can," Yelich said. "A lot of guys came through in some big situations for us. That was a lot of fun tonight."
Gonzalez, Aguilar lead Brewers to 7-0 win over Reds
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gio Gonzalez is getting comfortable with his new team.
The left-hander pitched six smooth innings on his 33rd birthday and Jesus Aguilar hit a three-run homer in the Milwaukee Brewers' 7-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.
Brewers can’t complete rally in 9th, lose to Pirates 3-2
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers manager Craig Counsell says every day is going to be difficult during the final two weeks of the regular season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates showed why.
Jesus Aguilar and Domingo Santana hit back-to-back home runs to begin the ninth inning for Milwaukee, but the NL wild-card leaders couldn't complete the rally and lost 3-2 on Sunday.
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.
- Tribune-ReviewReport: MLB to fine Dodgers' Manny Machado for controversial collisionOctober 31, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalJesus Aguilar helps propel Brewers to 7-2 win over Dodgers and send NLCS to Game 7October 21, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalBrewers fall to Dodgers 5-2 in Game 5 as Los Angeles takes 3-2 lead in NLCSOctober 18, 2018
- Norfolk Daily NewsJoe's Morning Sports-Monday, October 8, 2018October 8, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalBrewers believed all along they could catch Cubs and win NL CentralOctober 2, 2018
Yelich hits for cycle, Brewers beat Reds 13-12 in 10 innings
CINCINNATI (AP) — Christian Yelich sat on a chair in front of his locker, trying to take in all that had just happened.
"I'm so tired," he said.
No wonder. For more than four hours, Yelich led an improbable comeback with an historic effort.
Yelich became the eighth Brewers player to hit for the cycle on Wednesday night and tied the club record with six hits. Jesus Aguilar took it from there, hitting a homer in the 10th inning for a 13-12 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Moustakas, Piña, Schoop go deep as Brewers bash Pirates 7-4
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Archer blamed nobody but himself for the Pittsburgh Pirates' loss to Milwaukee.
Mike Moustakas and Manny Piña each hit a two-run homer in the third inning, Jonathan Schoop went deep in the seventh and the Brewers beat the Pirates 7-4 on Sunday.
The Brewers rocked Archer (4-7) for six runs and six hits in the third, when two close calls in the outfield started the trouble for Pittsburgh.
Shaw, Yelich power Brewers past Reds, 5-2
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw and Christian Yelich homered to help the Milwaukee Brewers overcome an early deficit, and Chase Anderson kept the ball in the ballpark when it mattered.
Anderson settled in after giving up two early solo homers and the Brewers rallied for a 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
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.
Margot, Reyes rally Padres past Brewers 11-5
MILWAUKEE (AP) — San Diego rookie Franmil Reyes is getting less of a kick at the plate these days. The Padres are OK with that.
Reyes homered for the second straight game and doubled in the go-ahead runs off All-Star Josh Hader as the Padres overcome an early deficit and beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-5 Tuesday night.
Manuel Margot homered, tripled, singled and drove in five runs for San Diego. Reyes, called up Saturday after two earlier stints with the Padres, also added a single.
Shaw, Aguilar pace Milwaukee in 10-3 win over Marlins
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The hurricane-displaced Miami Marlins finally get to go home — not a day too soon after the Milwaukee Brewers battered them on Sunday.
Travis Shaw, Jesus Aguilar and Manny Pina each had two hits in Milwaukee's eight-run fourth inning, lifting the Brewers to a 10-3 victory.
Marlins’ Miguel Rojas leaves after straining left shoulder
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas left Sunday's game against Milwaukee after straining his left shoulder strain while diving for a ground ball in the second inning.
Rojas was moving toward second when Jesus Aguilar's grounder got past him for a single. Rojas dived, rose to his knees and held his left wrist. He was replaced by Mike Aviles.
Aguilar homers twice as Anderson, Brewers beat Rockies 8-4
DENVER (AP) — A day after coming off the bench to hit a decisive home run, Jesus Aguilar made the most of his start at first base.
Aguilar picked up where he left off and homered twice, Chase Anderson won in his return from the disabled list and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 8-4 on Sunday for their sixth victory in seven games.
Aguilar’s go-ahead HR in 9th lifts Brewers over Rockies 6-3
DENVER (AP) — Jesus Aguilar went to the plate as a pinch-hitter, ready for a steady diet of breaking balls from Greg Holland. Colorado's closer obliged, and the big right-hander made him pay with a game-turning drive.
Aguilar connected for a go-ahead home run with two outs in the ninth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Rockies 6-3 Saturday night for their fifth win in six games.
Brewers win 6-5 on wild pitch in 10th to snap losing streak
MILWAUKEE (AP) — For the slumping Milwaukee Brewers, winning on a wild pitch felt just as good as a home run.
Eric Sogard scampered home with the winning run on Tim Adleman's pitch that got away in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Brewers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — On a night when Aaron Judge broke a New York Yankees record held by Joe DiMaggio for eight decades, it was Jesus Aguilar who put on the most impressive rookie power show.
Brewers: Jesus Aguilar homers twice, drive in seven against Yankees
NEW YORK — Jesus Aguilar had a blast in his first visit to Yankees Stadium.
The first baseman, who made the Brewers’ roster in spring training after spending parts of the previous three seasons in Cleveland, hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the seventh inning to fuel Milwaukee to a 9-4 victory over New York on Friday night.
Aguilar also hit a two-run homer in the fourth and drove in Travis Shaw with a sacrifice fly to tie the game at four in the sxith.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers weren't happy when the Chicago Cubs decided to postpone a game in May on what turned out to be a totally dry afternoon — especially since the decision cost them a day off.
The Brewers also weren't pleased the makeup game was scheduled for a 1:20 p.m. CDT start on Thursday after they played a night game in Milwaukee on Wednesday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Ryan Braun homered to ignite a seven-run third inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 11-2 on Thursday for their fourth straight victory.
The Brewers opened a 4 1/2-game lead over the second-place Cubs in the NL Central and are guaranteed to hold the top spot at the All-Star break. This was a makeup of a May 20 rainout.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ryan Braun's homer was as close as could be, smacking into the screen alongside the left field foul pole — a modest start to Milwaukee's big night.
Braun began Milwaukee's six-homer barrage , hitting the first of three off Homer Bailey, and the Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-3 on Thursday night, salvaging the final game of their series.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — At first glance, Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson had a relatively pedestrian start against the San Francisco Giants. After all, he struck out a combined 21 hitters without a walk over his previous two games.
What might make his six-inning outing against San Francisco more impressive is that he won without having lights-out stuff.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have placed right-hander Matt Garza on the 10-day disabled list because of a chest contusion.
The Brewers announced the move before their game Wednesday night against the San Francisco Giants. The move is retroactive to Sunday.
Garza got hurt on Saturday after colliding with first baseman Jesus Aguilar on a play at first.
CHICAGO (AP) — Brewers slugger Eric Thames has left Milwaukee's game against the Chicago Cubs in the bottom of the fifth inning because of leg cramping.
Thames went 0 for 3 on Sunday. He had a run-scoring groundout to first base in his last at-bat in the top of the fifth.
Jesus Aguilar replaced Thames at first base. Thames has 13 homers this season.
Brewers score 8 runs in 5th, beat Mets 11-4
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw finished what he started during an eight-run fifth inning for the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Brewers' cleanup hitter singled to start the inning and smacked a three-run homer to cap it as the Brewers beat the New York Mets 11-4 on Saturday night.
"I think that's the first time I've ever gotten two hits in the same inning," Shaw said.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jesus Aguilar doesn't need to worry about a Mother's Day present. It was sitting in a paper cup in his locker.
Aguilar's first major league home run broke a seventh-inning tie, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the banged-up St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Thursday night. He's giving the ball to his mother.
"Right away, knew it was out of here, and haven't stopped smiling since," Aguilar said through an interpreter.
Brewers: Waiver addition Jesus Aguilar picking up in regular season where he left off in spring camp
Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell likes to say the players dictate the lineup, that their performance impacts playing time more than scouting reports or analytical data.
In short, Counsell and his coaching staff challenge the Brewers’ bumper crop of young talent to show they belong not only on the roster, but on the field every day.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers mobbed Ryan Braun at home plate after he scored the winning run by beating a desperate throw home from catcher Willson Contreras.
It was a satisfying end to an 11-inning game for Milwaukee against the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs.
Braun scored from third base on a wild pitch by reliever Mike Montgomery with one out, and the Brewers turned crucial double plays in the 10th and 11th innings to beat their NL Central rivals 2-1 on Friday night.
AL Central teams at the start of spring training
A team-by-team look at the American 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:
Manager: Terry Francona (fifth season).
2016: 94-67, first place, AL champions, lost to Chicago Cubs in World Series.