Milwaukee Brewers (89-72, second in the NL Central) vs. Colorado Rockies (70-91, fourth in the NL West)
Denver; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Adrian Houser (6-7, 3.86...
San Diego Padres (68-83, fourth in the NL West) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (82-69, third in the NL Central)
Milwaukee; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Dinelson Lamet (2-5,...
Milwaukee Brewers (75-68, third in the NL Central) vs. Miami Marlins (51-92, fifth in the NL East)
Miami; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Chase Anderson (6-4, 4.58...
Chicago Cubs (76-64, second in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (72-68, third in the NL Central)
Chicago Cubs (76-63, second in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (71-68, third in the NL Central)
Milwaukee; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Cole Hamels (7-5, 3.70...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers showed last year they know how to finish strong.
They are hoping for a repeat performance this season.
St. Louis Cardinals (73-58, first in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (67-65, third in the NL Central)
San Francisco Giants (42-48, fifth in the NL West) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (47-45, second in the NL Central)
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The San Francisco Giants went into the All-Star break playing solid baseball. Buster Posey made sure they kept up their winning ways in their first game back.
Cincinnati Reds (36-39, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (41-36, second in the NL Central)
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...
HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez's teammates told the slugger they'd fine him if he didn't homer in his first game for the Houston Astros.
After he connected in his debut they warned him that...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper made up for his offensive struggles with a spectacular, run-saving catch.
J.T. Realmuto doubled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Cesar Hernandez...
Los Angeles Dodgers (13-8, first in the NL West) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (12-8, first in the NL Central)
Milwaukee; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Ross Stripling (1-1,...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich chatted in the outfield after batting practice ended. Once Thursday's game started, the bats of the National League home run co-leaders kept...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have put right-hander Matt Albers on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring.
The Brewers made the move Tuesday. Right-hander Jordan Lyles, claimed off waivers Sunday from San Diego, was added to the roster.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Anthony Rizzo turned on the power with a long homer down the right-field line in the 11th inning. Jason Heyward delivered a tying single in the eighth against one of the toughest relievers in baseball.
The Chicago Cubs dented the Milwaukee Brewers' normally lights-out bullpen to return to first place in the NL Central.
Rizzo's shot opened the scoring in a five-run 11th, and Heyward drove in three runs during a 7-2 victory that gave the Cubs a half-game lead in the division.
ATLANTA (AP) — Robert Gsellman enjoyed a rare double dose of success for a pitcher: He earned a win on the mound while also scoring the go-ahead run in extra innings.
Yoenis Cespedes, who struck out in his previous four at-bats, drove in Gsellman with a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 12th inning to lift the New York Mets to a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Josh Ravin hit Gsellman with a pitch to open the 12th. The pitch grazed Gsellman's shirt.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Following a pair of extra-inning games, the Milwaukee Brewers hoped to establish a decent margin in their series finale against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Matt Albers held on to a one-run lead in the ninth inning to earn his first save for Milwaukee, retiring Kolten Wong and Dexter Fowler to strand a pair of runners, and the Brewers beat the Cardinals 3-2 Wednesday.
Capsules of National League East teams, listed in order of finish last year:
2017: 97-65, first place, lost to Cubs in NLDS.
Manager: Dave Martinez (first season).
He's Here: 1B-OF Matt Adams, C Miguel Montero, RHP Jeremy Hellickson, RHP Joaquin Benoit, INF Matt Reynolds.
He's Outta Here: Manager Dusty Baker, LF Jayson Werth, 1B-LF Adam Lind, C Jose Lobaton, RHP Matt Albers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Howie Kendrick closed out one long day for the Washington Nationals with one big swing.
Kendrick hit a game-ending grand slam in the 11th inning, and the Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Sunday in the finale of a day-night doubleheader.
Daniel Murphy and Ryan Zimmerman also homered for Washington in the makeup of Friday night's rainout. Max Scherzer struck out 10 in seven innings and Matt Albers (6-2) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Gio Gonzalez was tired after throwing eight shutout innings on a hot and muggy evening. His manager wanted him to face one more batter, and the left-hander took it as a compliment.
Gonzalez pitched four-hit ball into the ninth inning, retired Joey Votto to open the inning on his 113th pitch, and let the bullpen finish off the Washington Nationals' 5-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Daniel Murphy's one-out RBI single in the 10th inning capped the Washington Nationals' 5-4 comeback victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Adrian Sanchez led off the 10th against Ian Krol (1-2) with his first major league hit and two batters later moved to third on Ryan Zimmerman's single. Murphy then lofted an opposite-field single over left fielder Matt Kemp's head to win it for Washington.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Raburn drove in the game-winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as the Washington Nationals survived another bullpen collapse for a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night.
Curtis Granderson tied the game with a two-out, two-run homer off Nationals reliever Matt Albers (4-1). Granderson's heroics came after Michael Taylor's two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth broke a scoreless tie.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fireworks started once the bullpens showed up in Washington.
Ryan Raburn drove in the game-winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the Nationals survived another late-inning collapse for a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After getting to Stephen Strasburg early, Tyler Flowers wouldn't let the Atlanta Braves squander the opportunity.
Flowers hit a go-ahead three-run home run off Matt Albers in the ninth inning and Atlanta came from three runs down to beat Washington 11-10 on Monday night.
"It was definitely one of those games where you could have rolled over a few times there, just as they could have, too" Flowers said. "Lot of big hits early and throughout the game."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg struck out a career-high 15 while allowing three hits over seven innings to lead the Washington Nationals over the Padres 3-0 on Saturday.
Strasburg (6-1) also singled and scored Washington's first run on Bryce Harper's third-inning grounder while Michael A. Taylor hit a two-run homer for the second consecutive game. Matt Albers and Koda Glover provided hitless relief, with Glover getting his fifth save.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox declined a $3 million club option on reliever Matt Albers and exercised a $250,000 buyout, making the right-hander a free agent.
The club also released right-hander Daniel Webb, reinstated third baseman Matt Davidson and reliever Jake Petricka from the 60-day disabled list, and outrighted outfielder J.B. Shuck to Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday.
Albers was 2-6 with a 6.31 ERA over 58 appearances (one start) last season, his second with the White Sox.