PHOENIX (AP) — Tyler Saladino had his first career grand slam, Mike Moustakas hit a go-ahead run-scoring single in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 on...
Milwaukee Brewers (52-48, second in the NL Central) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (50-49, second in the NL West)
PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Greinke stymied Milwaukee's hitters most of the night, wriggling out of one jam while moving up baseball's all-time strikeouts list.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ben Gamel picked a great time to break out of a slump.
Gamel's pinch-hit double in the bottom of the ninth drove in Ryan Braun with the winning run and the Milwaukee Brewers...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman had a big night at the plate for the Pirates. So did Colin Moran. Starling Marte, too.
They all helped power Pittsburgh to a 12-2 thumping of the Milwaukee...
Milwaukee Brewers (40-31, first in the NL Central) vs. San Diego Padres (35-37, fourth in the NL West)
San Diego; Monday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: San Diego and Milwaukee will play at...
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...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers topped their crowd-pleasing Christian Yelich bobblehead giveaway with another surprise gift, thanks to Mike Moustakas.
Pittsburgh Pirates (30-33, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (37-28, second in the NL Central)
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.
Miami Marlins (21-36, fifth in the NL East) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (34-26, first in the NL Central)
Milwaukee; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Pablo Lopez (3-5, 4.99...
Milwaukee Brewers (32-25, second in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (27-28, third in the NL Central)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Moustakas doesn't have a secret behind his power resurgence this season.
Moustakas homered twice among his four hits and drove in four runs, helping the Milwaukee...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his major league-leading 17th and 18th homers to help Zach Davies and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-3 Thursday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Christian Yelich took advantage of the few pitches he saw in the zone.
Yelich hit his major league-leading 17th and 18th homers to help Zach Davies and the Milwaukee...
Realmuto, Hernandez lead Phils over Brewers 7-4
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...
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...
- Wisconsin State JournalTom Oates: Offseason spending has paid off offensively for BrewersJune 10, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalBrewers' Brandon Woodruff pitches 5 scoreless innings in win over PadresMarch 17, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalMike Moustakas will start at second base for Brewers, Craig Counsell saysMarch 13, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalTravis Shaw homers, Chase Anderson solid as Brewers beat CubsMarch 4, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalMike Moustakas returning to Brewers on one-year dealFebruary 18, 2019
Colorado Rockies (14-17, fourth in the NL West) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (17-15, third in the NL Central)
Colorado Rockies (13-15, fourth in the NL West) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (15-14, third in the NL Central)
Milwaukee; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Brewers favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is...
Yelich and the Brewers take on division foe St. Louis
Milwaukee Brewers (13-11, third in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (13-9, second in the NL Central)
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...
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.
National League Central capsules
Capsules of National League Central teams, listed in order of finish last year:
Infielder Brad Miller gets minor league deal with Dodgers
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Infielder Brad Miller has agreed to a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and will report to big league spring training.
Moustakas has unfinished business in Milwaukee
PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Moustakas fell one win shy of reaching the World Series with the Milwaukee Brewers.
"I think we had some unfinished business after last year," Moustakas said Tuesday...
Moustakas’ return has Brewers’ teammates excited
PHOENIX (AP) — NL MVP Christian Yelich tweeted a GIF of a leaping Moose .
The Milwaukee Brewers were excited to know Mike Moustakas likely is sticking around for 2019.
AP source: Moustakas, Brewers nearing deal for $10M
Mike Moustakas and the Brewers are nearing a deal that would keep the third baseman in Milwaukee for a guarantee of $10 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because the agreement will be subject to a successful physical. The sides were negotiating a deal that includes a mutual option for 2020, the person said.
Talks toward a deal were first reported by The Athletic.
Harper, Machado, Kimbrel, Keuchel on market as camps open
Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel won't be around when the bat and ball bags are opened at spring training throughout Florida and Arizona this week.
They are among the dozens of free agents still looking for jobs, joined by Mike Moustakas, Marwin Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez and Gio Gonzalez.
For the second straight winter, camps are opening with many rosters in exceptional flux.
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:
Moose is loose from Brewers; Soria also elects free agency
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas is becoming a free agent again, and so is reliever Joakim Soria.
In addition, the Brewers exercised a $3,175,000 option on All-Star right-hander Jeremy Jeffress, who would have been eligible for salary arbitration if it had been declined.
Moustakas declined a $15 million mutual option Tuesday.
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.
Loose Moose: Moustakas brings pivotal playoff experience
MILWAUKEE (AP) — It sounds, at first, like a long, drawn out "Booooo!"
But look at the name on the scoreboard and it becomes apparent what fans at Miller Park are really chanting.
Friday’s Sports in Brief
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw tossed eight innings of two-hit ball in the Dodgers' second straight playoff shutout, and Manny Machado slugged a two-run homer as Los Angeles beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead in their NL Division Series.
The Dodgers used a nearly identical formula to win 6-0 in Game 1 behind Hyun-Jin Ryu, who allowed only four two-out singles over seven innings, and home runs by Joc Pederson, Max Muncy and Enrique Hernandez.
Chacin, Brewers blank Rockies 4-0, take 2-0 lead in NLDS
MILWAUKEE (AP) — It turns out there is way more to the Milwaukee Brewers than just Christian Yelich.
The rest of this Brew Crew can play, too. Especially those guys in that loaded bullpen.
Jhoulys Chacin pitched five sparkling innings on short rest, Mike Moustakas contributed two more big hits and the Brewers blanked the Colorado Rockies 4-0 Friday to take a 2-0 lead in their NL Division Series.
Rockies’ bats go mostly quiet in Game 1 of NLDS
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nolan Arenado and Colorado had one good stretch at the plate. That was it for the whole afternoon.
Tough couple of days for the Rockies' star-studded lineup.
Arenado helped Colorado rally against Milwaukee's vaunted bullpen in Game 1 of the NL Division Series, but the Rockies were unable to finish off Jeremy Jeffress. Mike Moustakas then hit an RBI single in the 10th inning to lift the Brewers to a 3-2 win Thursday.
Moustakas scores Yelich in 10th, Brewers top Rox in opener
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Extra innings, two outs and the winning run on third in Game 1 of the playoffs.
Short on playoff experience, the Milwaukee Brewers dealt for veteran Mike Moustakas over the summer to produce in just this kind of spot.
Moustakas scored MVP front-runner Christian Yelich with a two-out single in the 10th inning, and the Brewers bounced back to beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Thursday in their NL Division Series opener.
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.
Brewers cruise past Pirates, move closer to playoff berth
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers used their power to put the Pittsburgh Pirates on the ropes. Some heads-up baserunning — and more than a little help from the mistake-prone home team — pushed the Brewers closer to the club's fifth playoff berth in franchise history.
Brewers use home run barrage to gain ground in NL Central
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A long rain delay did not dampen the Milwaukee Brewers' hopes of catching the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central.
Travis Shaw, Mike Moustakas and Erik Kratz homered during a six-run sixth inning, and the Brewers rallied for an 8-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Milwaukee trailed 3-1 in the top of the fifth inning when rain stopped play for two hours and 14 minutes.
Yelich, Shaw, Moustakas homers lead Brewers past Pirates
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers played long ball with homers by Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw and Mike Moustakas. It was a small-ball play by Orlando Arcia that was the game-changer.
With the Brewers clinging to a one-run lead in the sixth, Arcia pushed a bunt down the first-base line past Pittsburgh first baseman Josh Bell for a two-run double in a 7-4 victory over the Pirates on Friday night.
Brewers beat Cubs 5-1 to move within 1 game in NL Central
CHICAGO (AP) — Although the Milwaukee Brewers still trail in the NL Central, they believe the pressure has shifted to the first-place Cubs.
Curtis Granderson homered, tripled and scored three runs, Lorenzo Cain added three hits and the Brewers beat Chicago 5-1 on Wednesday night to move within a game of the division lead.
Granderson finished with three hits and Mike Moustakas had a two-run single for Milwaukee, which took two of three at Wrigley Field.
Brewers trim Cubs’ NL Central lead to 1 with 3-2 win
CHICAGO (AP) — Right after Tommy La Stella struck out swinging for the final out, Jeremy Jeffress pounded his glove with his right hand and Erik Kratz pumped his right arm in jubilation.
Forget about the wild-card standings. The Milwaukee Brewers are fighting for the NL Central title.
Lorenzo Cain had four hits, Mike Moustakas scored on Carl Edwards Jr.'s wild pitch in the sixth inning and the Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Monday night to move within one game of the division leaders.
Royals rookie Lopez loses perfect game and no-hit bid in 9th
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kansas City rookie Jorge Lopez came within three outs of a perfect game before Max Kepler walked leading off the ninth inning and Robbie Grossman followed with a single in the Royals' 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.
The 25-year-old right-hander made just his seventh big league start, his fifth for Kansas City since he was acquired from Milwaukee in the late-July trade that sent Mike Moustakas to the Brewers.
Lopez 3 outs shy of perfect game as Royals beat Twins 4-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Lopez was so calm on the mound that Royals catcher Salvador Perez didn't even realize the rookie had a perfect game going until the late innings.
The right-hander came within three outs of perfection before Max Kepler walked leading off the ninth and Robbie Grossman followed with a single in Kansas City's 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.
"I was so close and I think my heart accelerated a little bit," Lopez said.
Royals rookie Lopez loses perfect game and no-hit bid in 9th
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kansas City Royals rookie Jorge Lopez allowed a walk and a single to start the bottom of the ninth inning, ending his bid for a perfect game — and then a no-hitter — against the Minnesota Twins.
After retiring his first 24 batters, Lopez walked Max Kepler on a 3-1 pitch leading off the ninth Saturday night. Robbie Grossman followed with a clean single to center field, and Lopez was removed from the game after 110 pitches.
He was charged with one run in Kansas City's 4-1 victory.
Yelich beats throw to 1st in 9th, Brewers beat Cubs 4-3
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich drove in the winning run with the bases loaded in the ninth after beating a throw from third to avoid a double play, and the Milwaukee Brewers opened an important three-game series with the Chicago Cubs with a 4-3 win Monday.
- After back-to-back ALCS appearances, Blue Jays stumble
- Reds' big shortcoming sets up 3rd straight 90-loss season
- Rebuilding White Sox see foundation starting to take shape
- Royals likely bidding fond farewell to championship core
- Phillies have reason to be optimistic about future
- Braves' meager progress leaves Snitker's status uncertain
- McCutchen's future again offseason focus for Pirates
- Marlins are in transition, their direction uncertain
- Injuries derail Mariners' hopes of ending playoff drought
- Rebuilding begins in earnest for 98-loss Tigers
- Cardinals: Cupboard isn't bare after missing playoffs again
- Angels miss postseason again, yet optimism reigns in Anaheim
- Rebuilding Padres have work to do to catch up in NL West