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MILWAUKEE — On a night when Josh Hader, Jeremy Jeffress and Corey Knebel were essentially unavailable out of the Brewers’ bullpen, Jhoulys Chacin delivered seven effective innings.

The veteran right-hander came one batter shy of three trips through the Braves’ lineup, scattering three hits — two  JJ Watt Women’s Jersey off the bat of Ozzie Albies — and just two, first-inning runs. Aided by four early runs off Atlanta starter Max Fried, Chacin picked up his seventh win as th JJ Watt Wisconsin Badgers Jersey e Brewers defeated the Braves, 7-2, at Miller Park on Thursday night. With the Cubs idle, the Brewers extended their lead in the National League Central to 1 1/2 games with their NL-best 52nd win.

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MILWAUKEE — On a night when Josh Hader, Jeremy Jeffress and Corey Knebel were essentially unavailable out of the Brewers’ bullpen, Jhoulys Chacin delivered seven effective innings.

The veteran right-hander came one batter shy of three trips through the Braves’ lineup, scattering three hits — two off the bat of Ozzie Albies — and just two, first-inning runs. Aided by four early runs off Atlanta starter Max Fried, Chacin picked up his seventh win as the Brewers defeated the Braves, 7-2, at Miller Park on Thursday night. With the Cubs idle, the Brewers extended their lead in the National League Central to 1 1/2 games with their NL-best 52nd win.

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“We’re doing a really nice job,” Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. “It’s our starting pitching that’s doing the nice job. Our bullpen’s gotten on a roll here and is putting up a bunch of zeros. But we’re also getting very effective starts and tonight, seven really strong innings from our starter. The whole staff is pitching very well.”

Chacin struggled in the first, hitting Ender Inciarte to lead off the four-game series, and followed that up by allowing Albies’ third triple of the season. Albies scored when Freddie Freeman bounced a grounder at Chacin, who didn’t hold his gaze at Albies enough to keep him at third base on the throw to first — a play that Counsell said was “really good” and “heads-up baserunning” by Albies.

Video: ATL@MIL: Albies races home on comebacker to the mound

“We started off behind the eight-ball, obviously,” Counsell said. “Jhoulys shut them down in the second, then we had really good at-bats in the second inning.”

Chacin settled in after the first and retired 20 of his last 24 batters faced, striking out seven over his final six innings of work. The two hit batters was a season high, as was the seven innings pitched, tying his May 15 outing in Arizona.

He credited his longevity Thursday to an efficient breaking ball that kept his pitch total at 93 — 62 of which were strikes.

Video: ATL@MIL: Counsell on Chacin’s start, insurance runs

“I threw a lot of curveball/sliders today, well-located, and when I threw my sinker, [I got] the [inning-ending] double play in the sixth [that] was a huge play there,” Chacin said. “Everything was working for me. I was throwing strikes. I threw a lot of balls the last couple games, so I tried to throw strikes and keep the ball down.”

Video: ATL@MIL: Chacin induces double play to end the frame

Counsell needed an extended outing out of Chacin after heavy workloads for his top relievers during the three-game sweep over the Twins earlier this week. Hader worked three scoreless innings of relief Tuesday, Jeffress threw 23 pitches in 1 2/3 innings Wednesday and Knebel worked both days, picking up his ninth and 10th saves.

Already up 4-2 in the eighth inning, the Brewers added three insurance runs, highlighted by a two-run homer from Hernan Perez, who finished a double shy of the cycle. The extra runs kept Jeffress, who warmed up during the eighth inning, in the bullpen as Dan Jennings retired all six batters he faced over the final two frames en route to his first save of the season and second of his career.

Video: ATL@MIL: Perez belts 2-run HR to straightaway center

“Add-on runs always make it a little more comfortable for the ninth,” Counsell said. “We were able to avoid [Jeffress] today, which was nice. Really, two solid and important outings for the bullpen.”

Chacin’s cushion came when the Brewers chased Fried — who was battling a blister on his left middle finger — after three innings and four runs, starting with Jonathan Villar scoring on a sacrifice fly following his first-inning leadoff double. Milwaukee added three more in the third, highlighted by Perez’s triple and Tyler Saladino taking home on a wild pitch.

Video: ATL@MIL: Saladino speeds in from third on wild pitch

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With a 52-35 record, the Brewers are tied with the 1982 team for the best record through 87 games in franchise history.

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Highlight-reel catches are becoming the norm for Keon Broxton JJ Watt Jersey  in center field, who, according to Statcast™, made his fifth four-star catch of the season on Albies’ soft liner in the sixth inning. Entering Thursday, only nine other players had five 4-star catches all season, and Broxton didn’t make his season debut until being called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs on June 27. On this occasion, Broxton covered 48 feet in 3.7 seconds to take the wind from Albies’ sails on a play that had just a 35 percent catch probability.

Video: ATL@MIL: Broxton shows off range with running catch

Broxton made just his seventh start of 2018 on Thursday, but has made quite an impact in that short time. The 28-year-old robbed the Twins’ Brian Dozier of a ninth-inning homer Wednesday.

“With Keon, it’s been that he’s in a stretch that is like a hot hitter at the plate, and he makes a play a day where he takes runs off the board,” Counsell said. “Defensively, you’ve got to get opportunities. You’re not guaranteed opportunities like you are when you’re in the lineup. But he’s gotten opportunities and he’s made some plays, and they’ve been run-scoring plays. It’s been incredible really, just to get those opportunities and make very difficult plays.”

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“It is frustrating. I don’t know if they saw something else there. The picture on the scoreboard felt clear. I thought [Acuna] was shaking his top hand on the bat, not even his bottom hand. So I’m not sure what they were looking at on that one. If there are pictures that they saw that we didn’t, maybe we’ll get them. But I don’t know what they saw on that one.” — Counsell, on the Brewers’ seventh-inning challenge where a Ronald Acuna Jr. hit-by-pitch ruling was not overturned, despite it appearing the ball hit the knob of the bat, not Acuna’s hand

Video: ATL@MIL: Acuna hit by pitch after review in the 7th

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Right-hander Freddy Peralta (3-1, 2.28 ERA) makes his second career start at Miller Park when he faces the Braves on Friday at 7:10 p.m. CT. Peralta allowed three runs in the first inning during his last start in Cincinnati, but followed that up with four shutout frames. Atlanta will send right-hander Mike Foltynewicz (6-4, 2.02) to oppose him in the second game of the four-game set.

Stephen Cohn is a reporter for MLB.com based in Milwaukee. Follow him on Twitter @Stephen__Cohn.


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MIAMI — Ideally, the Brewers would have found a low-leverage situation for their 23-year-old top pitching prospect, Corbin Burnes, to make his Major League debut. But sometimes, the baseball gods don’t let you choose.

With his name floated in Manny Machado trade rumors earlier in the day, Burnes debuted in a tight spot Tuesday and went six up, six down to get the job done. He protected a two-run lead with a perfect eighth inning, then returned with a four-run lead in the ninth and finished the Brewers’ 8-4 win at Marlins Park.

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MIAMI — Ideally, the Brewers would have found a low-leverage situation for their 23-year-old top pitching prospect, Corbin Burnes, to make his Major League debut. But sometimes, the baseball gods don’t let you choose.

With his name floated in Manny Machado trade rumors earlier in the day, Burnes debuted in a tight spot Tuesday and went six up, six down to get the job done. He protected a two-run lead with a perfect eighth inning, then returned with a four-run lead in the ninth and finished the Brewers’ 8-4 win at Marlins Park.

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“I would have preferred a different setting for his first outing, but the way our bullpen was lined up, it was his job to get these outs,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “The next time he enters the game, there’s not going to be any bigger spot. So he’s kind of conquered that hurdle and gotten over that bridge. That’s a great sign.”

Video: MIL@MIA: Counsell on win over Marlins, Burnes’ debut

Another great sign for Counsell’s club: At 55-37, the Brewers set a franchise record for victories before the All-Star break with six games left on their first-half schedule.

So, Burnes can say he was part of some history.

“That was everything I’ve dreamed and plus some,” he said. “That was pretty cool.”

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Christian Yelich collected three hits and four RBIs against his former team, and Travis Shaw and Tyler Saladino drove in two runs apiece as Milwaukee rode a four-run second inning to its seventh win in nine games on a night starter Jhoulys Chacin had to grind through 5 2/3 innings.

Video: MIL@MIA: Saladino scores 2 with a single to left

He exited with a 5-4 lead, relievers Dan Jennings and Jeremy Jeffress preserved it, and Shaw added insurance with his 16th home run of the season in the eighth before Burnes, the Brewers’ No. 2 prospect per MLB Pipeline, took over. He’d been in the news Tuesday before throwing his first pitch, after a report that the Orioles coveted the right-hander in trade talks with the Brewers for All-Star shortstop Machado.

As it happened, both men had a big night. Machado had just hit his second home run of the night against the Yankees in Baltimore when Burnes took over in Miami and induced a Miguel Rojas groundout for his first out in the Majors. Cameron Maybin lined out to deep center field, and Bryan Holaday swung on a slider in the dirt for Burnes’ first big league strikeout.

Video: MIL@MIA: Burnes ends clean inning with 1st K in debut

Yelich provided some breathing room in the ninth with a two-run double, giving him a season-high four RBIs in the game and five hits in 10 at-bats in his first two games back at Marlins Park since Miami dealt him to Milwaukee in January.

Those runs sent Burnes back to the mound for another 1-2-3 inning in the ninth and gave closer Corey Knebel a day of rest.

“They were chipping away all night, so to give us a little more breathing room was huge,” Yelich said. “And Corbin was able to shut the door.”

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Shaw provides insurance: One night after a one-run lead slipped away from Josh Hader in the seventh inning, the Marlins were similarly hanging around in the late innings on Tuesday before Shaw and Yelich helped the Brewers pull away. Shaw’s home run in the eighth off Javy Guerra, a solo shot off the facade in t JJ Watt Wisconsin Badgers Jersey he second deck in right field, made it 6-4 and gave Shaw two homers in the past week after he’d gone without one for a 20-game stretch.

Video: MIL@MIA: Shaw clobbers a solo homer to deep right

“I thought Travis’s homer was huge,” Counsell said. “That probably was the big run.”

Welcome home: Yelich was a thorn in his former team’s side from the start, delivering a double in the first inning that set up Shaw’s run-scoring groundout. Then, after Miami scored twice off Chacin in the bottom of that inning, Yelich drove in two more runs with a single in Milwaukee’s four-run second. Each of Yelich’s five hits in the first two games of the series have gone to the opposite field.

“The hit in the second inning was a hit we needed. It got us back into the lead after giving up the lead,” said Counsell. “That was a nice inning. We got the leadoff hitter on, and it looked like it was going to fizzle, and we end up with four runs that inning with some two-out hits.”

Video: MIL@MIA: Yelich smacks a 2-run double down the line

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When Burnes finished the game, he qualified for his first Major League save and became the first pitcher since the Cubs’ Kyuji Fujikawa on April 1, 2013, at Pittsburgh to notch a save in his Major League debut. The only other Brewers pitcher to get a save in his debut was Dave LaPoint in 1980.

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Before he could settle into his outing, Burnes had to deal with some butterflies in his stomach. Catcher Erik Kratz greeted him on the mound at the start of the eighth, and, JJ Watt Color Rush Jersey  according to Burnes, reminded the rookie that he was playing the same game he played growing up in Bakersfield, Calif., and at St. Mary’s College before the Brewers made him their 2016 fourth-round pick.

“Go out there and try to pound the strike zone,” Kratz told him.

The first pitch: A 95.5-mph fastball to the backstop.

Video: MIL@MIA: Burnes’ 1st pitch in MLB goes to backstop

“You can’t groove one for the very first pitch,” Burnes said afterward.

From there, he made quick work, throwing 18 of his final 24 pitches for strikes while topping out at 96.5 mph.

“My read on it is if you get to the big leagues this fast, you know what you’re doing, and you can handle yourself,” said Counsell. “To put together a season like he did last year [when Burnes was Milwaukee’s Minor League player of the year] tells me you’ve got to keep it together, and you’re mentally a pretty focused kid. Our feel on him is limited, but based on his history as a Brewer, that’s kind of what I’ve gathered.”

HE SAID IT
“There is really good depth on this team. I’m so happy in this organization, and hopefully, I can teach them a little bit and learn from them, too. They have such good stuff. Freddy [Peralta] has that good cut fastball, and then to see Burnes with electric stuff. To go to the postseason, you see guys like that, rookies, make the difference.” — Chacin, on what he’s seen from Brewers callups

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Peralta (4-1, 2.14 ERA) will start in Wednesday’s series finale against Miami at 6:10 p.m. CT at Marlins Park. Peralta, the No. 9 Brewers prospect per MLB Pipeline, has held big league batters to a .134 average and tallied 46 strikeouts through his first six starts. The Marlins will counter with right-hander Dan Straily (3-4, 4.55).

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MILWAUKEE — Playing with a chip on his shoulder worked for one notable Wisconsin athlete. Perhaps it will work for another.

Sounding a bit like Cal quarterback Aaron Rodgers after he slipped to the Green Bay Packers at No. 24 in the 2005 NFL Draft, California prep shortstop Brice Turang said he was determined to make teams regret letting him fall to the Brewers at No. 21 in the MLB Draft last month. Turang signed Thursday for $3.4111 million, a Los Angeles Rams Custom Jersey ccording to MLB.com’s Jim Callis.

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MILWAUKEE — Playing with a chip on his shoulder worked for one notable Wisconsin athlete. Perhaps it will work for another.

Sounding a bit like Cal quarterback Aaron Rodgers after he slipped to the Green Bay Packers at No. 24 in the 2005 NFL Draft, California prep shortstop Brice Turang said he was determined to make teams regret letting him fall to the Brewers at No. 21 in the MLB Draft last month. Turang signed Thursday for $3.4111 million, according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis.

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“Obviously, there were some teams that didn’t like me and some teams that did,” said Turang, who was mentioned as a possible top overall pick before his senior season at Santiago High School in Corona, Calif. “It happened to work that way, and I’m happy with where I’m at. I’m going to go out there and put a chip on my shoulder and play as hard as I can to pretty much show what they lost.

“That’s just kind of how I am.”

Video: Draft 2018: Brewers draft SS Brice Turang No. 21

Turang had a scholarship waiting at LSU had he opted not to sign with the Brewers, and he said the decision went nearly down to the wire. It wasn’t until Wednesday, Turang said, that he knew for sure he was going the professional route. He put pen to paper at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoeni Custom Los Angeles Rams Women’s Jersey x on Thursday, a day before the deadline.

In the run-up to that life-altering decision, Turang tried to keep things as normal as possible.

“I went out and hit, I hung out with my friends,” he said. “I wasn’t quite thinking about it. Then we were kind of getting to the deadline and I was like, ‘OK, let’s try to figure this out.’ So we did. Now I’m out here in Arizona playing for the Brewers.”

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It was “extremely hard” to pass on a scholarship to play for LSU, he said.

“I’m not going to look behind,” said Turang. “I wish LSU the best of luck. They’re going to go out here and win a national championship. I know they will. It was a tough call, but I’m excited to be out here.”

Turang will begin his professional career in the Rookie-level Arizona League, but the Brewers have shown a willingness to advance high school picks to the Pioneer League in their first year of pro ball. That was the path of outfielder Tristen Lutz last year after the Brewers drafted him 34th overall. This year, Lutz is playing at Class A Wi Custom Women’s Rams Jersey sconsin as a 19-year-old.

“[Turang] hasn’t seen live pitching in quite a while, so we’ll get him ramped back up down there in Arizona and let him get his feet wet on the routine of being a professional baseball player,” Brewers amateur scouting director Tod Johnson said. “Then, we’ll see.”

The Brewers struck one other agreement on deadline day with 20th round pick Joey Matulovich, a right-hander coming off his junior season at Cal. His bonus was lower than $125,000, so it did not count against Milwaukee’s pool. The Brewers signed fewer players than in past years — 23 of 40 Draft picks, plus eight undrafted free agents — but still exceeded their pool by nearly four percent and will pay a tax on that overage. Milwaukee used its remaining dollars to make some last-minute offers Friday to players with college offers, but none bit.

“I think we took an ‘aggressive’ class, as far as a lot of high school kids after the 10th round,” Johnson said. “They obviously have options, and junior college players as well, to go to school if we don’t reach an agreement. In other cases, for instance with [12th rounder] Korry Howell and [12th rounder] Reese Olson and [24th rounder] Wade Beasley and [25th rounder] Pablo Garabitos, we were able to get those guys to sign. We feel good abo Women’s Nike Custom Made Los Angeles Rams Elite Navy Blue Team Color Jersey for Sale ut that.”

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MILWAUKEE — One day after the Brewers signed 2018 first-round Draft pick Bryce Turang, last year’s top pick was named to the prestigious SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

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MILWAUKEE — O Custom Rams Jersey ne day after the Brewers signed 2018 first-round Draft pick Bryce Turang, last year’s top pick was named to the prestigious SiriusXM All-Star Futu Custom Los Angeles Rams Women’s Jersey res Game.

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Fast-rising infielder Keston Hiura, MLB Pipeline’s No. 1 Brewers prospect and No. 30 on the overall Top 100 list, will be Milwaukee’s lone representative at the prospect showcase on July 15 at Nationals Park in Washington.

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The Brewers drafted Hiura ninth overall last year, and he was limited to designated hitter duty while recovering from a right elbow injury. He has split time between second base and DH this year and remains a hitt Los Angeles Rams Custom Jersey ing machine at Class A Advanced Carolina and Double-A Biloxi, entering Friday with a .322/.381/.523 slash line between the two stops.

Hiura was sidelined recently with a mild strain of his left thumb, but returned to Biloxi’s lineup on Friday.

He’s one of 30 members of MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 prospects slated to take part in the game, which will stream live on MLB.com. MLB Network will exclusively televise the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at 3 p.m. CT, with Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds, Lauren Shehadi and Jim Callis calling the contest live. The game will also be available to SiriusXM subscribers.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MILWAUKEE — With Friday’s news of a setback for right-hander Zach Davies just as left-hander Brent Suter hit the disabled list, starting pitching is at a premium for the Brewers while GM David Stearns weighs adding reinforcements.

In other words, Milwaukee needs performances from the likes of rookie right-hander Freddy Peralta. And despite another shaky beginning and some bullpen trouble behind him in a 5-4 win over the Braves at Miller Park, Peralta delivered.

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MILWAUKEE — With Friday’s news of a setback for right-hander Zach Davies just as left-hander Brent Suter hit the disabled list, starting pitching is at a premium for the Brewers while GM David Stearns weighs adding reinforcements.

In other words, Milwaukee needs performances from the likes of rookie right-hander Freddy Peralta. And despite another shaky beginning and some bullpen trouble behind him in a 5-4 win over the Braves at Miller Park, Peralta delivered.

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“It’s the best, man. It’s what we preach, what we talk about — guys stepping up,” said Suter, who is sidelined by a forearm strain. “It’s awesome to watch, and I’m so proud of Freddy. We’re deep. We’ve got a lot of guys who buy right into our clubhouse.”

Video: ATL@MIL: Counsell on Peralta, bullpen in win

Said reliever Dan Jennings, who played a pivotal role in Peralta’s wake: “They just keep bringing guys up when we need [them], and they keep producing. It’s such a unique thing. I don’t think everybody has that.”

That depth was on display all night. Tyler Saladino hit a two-run home run and Jesus Aguilar followed four batters later with a three-run blast off Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz in the third, and Peralta pitched six quality innings for his second victory in as many starts in front of the home fans before Jennings authored a brilliant escape in the seventh. Only Aguilar was on the Opening Day roster, and he was the third-string first baseman.

Video: ATL@MIL: Aguilar launches a 3-run homer to center

Now they are all central players for a Brewers team that improved to 5-0 on the homestand, moved a season-high 18 games over .500 at 53-35 and once again denied Atlanta a spot in the National League’s 50-win club, of which Milwaukee remains the lone member.

“When you get on a little streak like this it’s going to take everybody on your pitching staff, but our starters are certainly doing a heck of a job,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “Freddy is one of those guys, man. He keeps delivering.”

Peralta’s start conjured bad memories of six days earlier in Cincinnati, where he fell into a 3-0 hole before recording his first out, and needed 43 pitches to navigate the opening inning. This time, a walk, an Ozzie Albies double and second baseman Brad Miller‘s error mishandling the throw back to the infield gave the Braves a 1-0 advantage after Peralta had recorded an out, and he needed 30 pitches to get through the frame.

But Peralta found smooth sailing from there, giving Milwaukee six innings of three-hit, one-run ball. He walked three but tallied six strikeouts, giving the 22-year-old 46 strikeouts in his 33 2/3 innings.

“[In Cincinnati] it was because I was a little bit excited in the first inning and I was feeling really good. Today, I was too fast,” Peralta said. “After that, everything was really good.”

The Brewers rewarded him by doing what they do best: Hitting dingers. Foltynewicz did not allow a baserunner in the first Custom Rams Jersey  two innings, but Manny Pina singled off shortstop Dansby Swanson‘s glove leading off the third and Saladino followed with his first home run off the disabled list for a 2-1 lead.

Video: ATL@MIL: Saladino crushes a 2-run home run to left 

Four batters later, Aguilar smashed a 433-foot, three-run shot that left his bat at 108 mph, according to Statcast™. It was the 20th of his breakthrough season, and he joined Colorado’s Nolan Arenado (22 home runs) and Washington’s Bryce Harper (21 and the Dodgers’ Max Muncy (20) at the 20-homer plateau in the NL.

“Every game, it’s usually I get in that mess and I get out of it,” said Foltynewicz, a strong All-Star candidate. “Not this time around.”

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Jennings’ jam: The Braves climbed back into the game with three runs in the seventh off Milwaukee reliever Jacob Barnes, and Jennings took over with runners at second and third, no outs and the Brewers trying to hold a one-run lead. He retired all three men he faced, finishing with a groundout from the dangerous Albies. Jennings has inherited 23 runners this season, and only five have scored.

Video: ATL@MIL: Jennings retires Albies to end jam in 7th

Asked whether it was his most satisfying outing in a Brewers uniform, Jennings said, “Oh, for sure. That’s just a big win in general. To get [five] consecutive wins this close to the All-Star break, you just want to keep the momentum going.”

Jeffress’ jam: An inning later, the trouble was partly of Jeffress’ own making, as he walked Kurt Suzuki following a one-out single to put the tying runner in scoring position. Jeffress got out of trouble by getting the ground ball he was looking for from Johan Camargo to the shortstop Saladino, who started a slick double play. Forty-two appearances into his season, Jeffress has a 1.05 ERA.

Video: ATL@MIL: Jeffress escapes jam with double play in 8th

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Eric Thames turned back the clock to his days as an everyday outfielder to help end Peralta’s long first inning with a diving catch in the right-field corner to rob Suzuki with a runner aboard. The Brewers have been playing Thames in the outfield in part because Lorenzo Cain remains on the DL, and in part  Women’s Nike Custom Made Los Angeles Rams Elite Navy Blue Team Color Jersey for Sale because they want both Aguilar’s and Thames’ bats in the lineup.

Video: ATL@MIL: Thames lays out to make a spectacular catch

“That was awesome, man,” Peralta said. “When I saw the contact, I just looked and I knew it was almost on the line but he would catch it. I don’t know why, but when I saw him sliding and everything, I was like, ‘Oh my God.'”

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“[Peralta] is such a happy kid that I don’t think the moments affect him too much. Playing behind him and you watch him go about it, he trusts his stuff and he’s not afraid to go right after guys. It’s a sneaky confidence that you feel when you’re out there.” — Saladino

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The Braves had nothing to lose when they challenged a critical out at second base in the ninth inning, after Manny Pina threw out Swanson trying to steal. It was Pina’s second caught-stealing of the game.

Did the Brewers catch a break on the play?

Video: ATL@MIL: Pina nabs Swanson for crucial out in 9th

“I don’t know. Maybe,” Counsell said. “But at this point, I think we can agree it’s hard to figure out what they’re going to do.”

UP NEXT
Back from Triple-A Colorado Springs after a short stay there, right-hander Aaron Wilkerson will make his first Brewers start this season on Saturday at 3:10 p.m. CT in place of injured lefty Brent Suter. Wilkerson made two starts for Milwaukee late last season, but his only big league action in 2018 came Sunday at Cincinnati, where he surrendered five runs in his first inning of work before settling in to deliver two more scoreless frames. Veteran Anibal Sanchez will start for Atlanta.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MILWAUKEE — Brewers left-hander Brent Suter made an unexpected trip to the 10-day disabled list Friday with a forearm strain and won’t start as scheduled on Saturday against the Braves. Right-hander Aaron Wilkerson was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs and will start that game instead.

Suter said he developed tightness near his left elbow in the first inning of his most recent outing against the Twins on Monday, when he lasted five innings and surrendered five earned runs on nine hits. He told the team’s athletic trainers and underwent treatment, but the discomfort lingered and he was unable to throw his between-starts bullpen session.

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MILWAUKEE — Brewers left-hander Brent Suter made an unexpected trip  Custom Women’s Rams Jersey to the 10-day disabled list Friday with a forearm strain and won’t start as scheduled on Saturday against the Braves. Right-hander Aaron Wilkerson was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs and will start that game instead.

Suter said he developed tightness near his left elbow in the first inning of his most recent outing against the Twins on Monday, when he lasted five innings and surrendered five earned runs on nine hits. He told the team’s athletic trainers and underwent treatment, but the discomfort lingered and he was unable to throw his between-starts bullpen session.

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“We saw the doc and he was like, ‘Let’s just skip a start,'” Suter said. “Disappointment, for sure. But I’ll try to come back stronger. Our team is gelling so well right now that you want to be a part of it.”

Suter aims to rejoin the rotation in Pittsburgh during the Brewers’ final series before the All-Star break, but the club will be cautious. Forearm strains have been known to lead to more serious elbow injuries.

Initial tests, however, indicate the ligaments in Suter’s elbow are sound, he said.

“You’re always cautious when a pitcher has a forearm injury, but at this point it’s a minor injury,” manager Craig Counsell said. “I think it’s important we don’t let it become something big. That’s why we’re putting him on the DL.”

Suter is 8-5 with a 4.53 ERA in 16 starts and two relief appearances covering 93 1/3 innings.

His replacement, Wilkerson, made two big league starts for the Brewers last season and was briefly in the bullpen last weekend in Cincinnati. He allowed five runs in his first inning of work in a loss to the Reds, then bounced back to pitch two more scoreless innings and was sent back to Triple-A.

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For the SkySox this season,  Women’s Nike Custom Made Los Angeles Rams Elite Navy Blue Team Color Jersey for Sale Wilkerson has a 2.08 ERA in 34 2/3 innings.

“I’ll tell you, as we’re mapping out this n Los Angeles Rams Custom Jersey ext week, especially with that doubleheader [on July 14 in Pittsburgh], there are going to be a lot of guys involved,” Counsell said. “We’re going to need pitching help, for sure.”

More back woes for Davies
Right-hander Zach Davies, whose comeback from a right shoulder injury was scuttled by lower back pain, had another setback in a throwing session and will be further delayed, Counsell said.

“The first part of his throwing went well, and then he felt it at some point at the end of his session,” Counsell said. “We’re going to have to take a more conservative route with him and just get him back to pain-free.

“It wasn’t something minor — a spasm, so to speak. It’s probably something a little more that we’re going to have to get out of there.”

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MILWAUKEE — Lorenzo Cain returned from the disabled list, Ryan Braun and Manny Pina hit the DL and the Brewers promoted top pitching prospect Corbin Burnes amid a flurry of roster moves on Sunday.

It was a week’s worth of transactions packed into one busy morning:

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MILWAUKEE — Lorenzo Cain returned from the disabled list, Ryan Braun and Manny Pina hit the DL and the Brewers promoted top pitching prospect Corbin Burnes amid a flurry of roster moves on Sunday.

It was a week’s worth of transactions packed into one busy morning:

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• Cain (left groin) activated from the 10-day DL
• Braun placed on the 10-day DL with a back strain
• Pina placed on the 10-day DL with a left biceps strain
• Burnes selected from Triple-A Colorado Springs
• Catcher Jacob Nottingham recalled from Triple-A
• Infielder Nate Orf recalled from Triple-A
• Pitcher Aaron Wilkerson optioned to Triple-A
• Pitcher Mike Zagurski designated for assignment

“I don’t know that I’ve been in a situation where you make [this many] moves in a day and feel completely comfortable with what’s coming back to replace it,” Brewers general manager David Stearns said. “Getting ‘LoCain’ back is a huge boost for this club.”

Cain had been on the DL with a left groin strain but passed a final test on Saturday, just before Braun was scratched with tightness in his back and right side.

“Today was just the combination of a lot of circumstances. It all just came to one day,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

Wilkerson was sent back down to Triple-A after an effective start on Saturday against the Braves, and Zagurski was designated for assignment to make room for Burnes, the 23-year-old ranked second on MLB Pipeline’s top Brewers prospects behind second baseman Keston Hiura, and No. 56 in the Top 100.

Video: ATL@MIL: Wilkerson strikes out Swanson in the 4th

Zagurski, a 35-year-old journeyman left-hander, was ineffective in two Brewers appearances, including Saturday when he yielded back-to-back RBI triples to left-handed hitters Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis in a three-run eighth inning that sealed Milwaukee’s 5-1 loss.

When a player’s contract is designated for assignment — often abbreviated “DFA” — that player is immediately removed from his club’s 40-man roster, and 25-man roster if he was on that as well. Within seven days of the transaction (it was previously 10 days), the player must either be traded, released or placed on irrevocable outright waivers. Zagurski was effective in Triple-A, and the Brewers hope to Custom Rams Jersey  keep him in the organization, Counsell said.

Timing played role in Braun, Pina moves
The pending All-Star break, which is one week away, played a role in the Brewers’ decisions to place Braun and Pina on the 10-day DL with injuries that might have been treated as day-to-day matters in a different segment of the schedule.

Braun said the issue was related to a bout of back tightness last week while the Brewers were in Cincinnati.

“Counsell talked to me after the game yesterday, and where we’re at as a team and the timing of it, the fact that I’ve been dealing with this for a while now, we just felt like it was the right thing to do,” Braun said. “I irritated it a little bit again the other day to the point where it’s painful to swing.

“I’ve played through these intercostal-type things plenty of times, but once it gets to that point, you have to shut it down. Sometimes it’s two days, sometimes it’s 10 days. You just don’t know.”

Video: ATL@MIL: Brewers make multiple roster moves

Pina said he felt biceps pain on a swing in his second at-bat against the Braves on Friday. He managed to stay in the game before undergoing an MRI on Saturday morning that confirmed a muscle strain.

“There was some debate whether we needed [the DL], but it’s close enough with the All-Star break that we can just get him good for the second half, and he’ll be active after the break,” Counsell said. “It’s not a bad injury, but it’s enough that DL time is required, especially with a catcher.” 

Erik Kratz and Nottingham are expected to share starts over the next week. Nottingham, MLB Pipeline’s No. 25 Brewers prospect, made his Major League debut in April and played in three games, including two starts.

Burnes set for MLB debut
The Brewers see Burnes as a starter long term, but they recently shifted him to relief at Triple-A to give him experience in that role in the event of a callup. He will be used out of the bullpen.

Like left-hander Josh Hader last year and right-hander Brandon Woodruff this year, it can take some time for prospects accustomed to the routine of starting games to adjust to the bullpen. Of his six relief appearances for the SkySox, Burnes allowed seven total runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings in two of them, and pitched scoreless ball in the other four. His three most recent outings were scoreless.

“We had shortened his length in between appearances and amended his p Custom Los Angeles Rams Women’s Jersey rep time,” Counsell said. “When you call down there, how fast can you get ready? And that’s a big issue, when you’re starting and you have this use at the time, or the phone rings and it’s two hitters later. That’s the biggest adjustment those guys make. We feel like we got through that and he handled it very well.”

Last call
• Left-hander W Women’s Nike Custom Made Los Angeles Rams Elite Navy Blue Team Color Jersey for Sale ade Miley will rejoin the Brewers on Monday in Miami and is an option to fill the next opening in the starting rotation on Thursday in Pittsburgh. Miley, on the 60-day DL with a right oblique strain, pitched four scoreless innings on 57 pitches in his latest rehab start for Double-A Biloxi on Saturday and is eligible to come off the DL beginning Monday.

• Woodruff’s most recent start for the SkySox was cut short after four innings on Monday, and he did not pitch  Los Angeles Rams Custom Jersey again before the Triple-A schedule reached its All-Star break on Sunday night. That was by design, according to Stearns.

“There’s nothing up with him. He’s fine,” Stearns said. “We got the Triple-A All-Star break coming up, managing innings. We’ve got a lot of [Major League] innings coming this week, and we’re likely going to need a couple of pitchers to cover those innings. We want to make sure we’re giving ourselves flexibility.” 

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MILWAUKEE — Craig Counsell predicted back in Spring Training that relief ace Josh Hader was so talented and versatile that a spot would arise in most every game that called for his services. Answer every time, and Hader’s arm would be dragging when the Brewers needed him most.

In a 5-1 loss to the Braves on Saturday at Miller Park, that spot arose in the eighth inning. Milwaukee trailed by a run and had Hader warmed up in the bullpen in the event the Brewers tied the game or took a lead in the seventh. They did not, so Hader remained in the ‘pen while Atlanta put the game away with a trio of insurance runs off recent callups Mike Zagurski and Jorge Lopez.

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MILWAUKEE — Craig Counsell predicted back in Spring Training that relief ace Josh Hader was so talented and versatile that a spot would arise in most every game that called for his services. Answer every time, and Hader’s arm would be dragging when the Brewers needed him most.

In a 5-1 loss to the Braves on Saturday at Miller Park, that spot arose in the eighth inning. Milwaukee trailed by a run and had Hader warmed up in the bullpen in the event the Brewers tied the game or took a lead in the seventh. They did not, so Hader remained in the ‘pen while Atlanta put the game away with a trio of insurance runs off recent callups Mike Zagurski and Jorge Lopez.

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The loss snapped Milwaukee’s five-game winning streak and resurrected a common question: why won’t the Brewers pitch Hader when they are behind in a close game?

“You’re not going  Custom Los Angeles Rams Women’s Jersey to have him when you want him, and you’re going to run out of games,” Counsell said. “He can’t pitch 90 games. It’s just not going to work. If anybody thinks it’s going to work, show me how. It’s pretty simple: he’s going to pitch if it’s tied. He’s not going to pitch if we’re losing.

“There are circumstances when he will pitch if we’re losing, but a lo Women’s Nike Custom Made Los Angeles Rams Elite Navy Blue Team Color Jersey for Sale t of other stuff has to be lined up. … Today just wasn’t one of those days.”

The Brewers being unable grab a lead had much to do with veteran right-hander Anibal Sanchez, who bucked his 6.37 ERA in eight previous starts against the Brewers by setting a season high with eight strikeouts in 6 2/3 quality innings.

Sanchez carried a shutout into the seventh, when Brad Miller‘s line drive single off Sanchez’s hip drove in the Brewers’ first run. It represented their first hit since the opening inning.

“When he’s dotting like that, it’s tough,” said Eric Thames, whose leadoff single was one of Milwaukee’s four hits. “You want to be aggressive, but he did a good job of keeping the ball away from our barrels.”

Miller’s hit made it 2-1, but the Brewers missed their chance to get Hader into the game when when Tyler Saladino grounded out against reliever Dan Winkler. The Braves tacked on three runs in an eighth inning, highlighted by back-to-back RBI triples by Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis off the left-hander Zagurski.

Video: ATL@MIL: Markakis adds to lead with a triple to right

Wilkerson, another callup from Triple-A Colorado Springs, who started in place of injured left-hander Brent Suter, had similar trouble in the top of the first. Five straight Braves batters reached safely with one out, including Johan Camargo with a two-run single. Wilkerson retired the final two men he faced in the inning to strand the bases loaded and begin a stretch in which he retired 14 of the final 16 batters he faced.

Over the five innings of his first 2018 start in the Majors, Wilkerson was charged with two runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts.

“He gave up three ground balls that first inning,” Counsell said. “He did his job, for sure. Five good innings. He kept us in the game.”

Video: ATL@MIL: Wilkerson strikes out Swanson in the 4th

Freeman finished a home run shy of the cycle for the Braves, who improved to 50-38 and joined the 53-39 Brewers as the National League’s only 50-win teams.

MOMENT THAT MATTERED
In hindsight, the Brewers’ best chance to get to Sanchez was in the very first inning, when Thames led off with a single and Jesus Aguilar was hit by a pitch with one out. Travis Shaw followed with what looked like a single to right field but turned into a rare 9-6 fielder’s choice because Aguilar had to briefly hold between first and second base to see if the baseball would drop. When it did, right fielder Markakis threw to second base for an out.

Instead of having the bases loaded with one out, the Brewers had runners at the corners with two outs, and Hernan Perez took a called strike three to end the threat. Shaw ended up being the first of 19 retired in a row by Sanchez.

Video: ATL@MIL: Markakis cuts down Aguilar in the 1st

“Tough read for Jesus,” Thames said. “It’s one of those things where it would have been a different ballgame if that fell and it was bases loaded. But it happens. [Sanchez] was locating everything so well.”

“That was our opportunity against Sanchez, for sure,” Counsell said.

HE SAID IT
“[The Brewers] are such a good ballclub, and they just keep coming at you and coming at you. They’re so deep player-wise. I think every run you can add on is huge against a team like this. That is a great club. They have done a great job here of putting together a really strong, deep team.” — Braves manager Brian Snitker

MITEL REPLAY OF THE DAY
Just as Sanchez’s opening inning turned on one close play, so did Wilkerson’s. Braves leadoff man Ender Inciarte flew out before Ozzie Albies grounded out to the right side of the infield, with Wilkerson covering the bag. But the Braves challenged that call at first base, and it was overturned, starting a streak of five batters reaching base (three singles and two walks), and left Wilkerson in a 2-0 deficit.

Video: ATL@MIL: Albies safe at first on overturned call

“That play Albies beats out, it’s a different inning if [Wilkerson] starts with two out and nobody on,” Counsell said. “He did a nice job. He had to work hard to get through that first inning, but he got pretty locked in after that.”

“I felt like I was in position to get there,” Wil Los Angeles Rams Custom Jersey kerson said of the play with Albies. “I got my steps mixed up a little bit, and trying to judge who wa Custom Rams Jersey s throwing and fielding the ball. It was another little key factor there that turned that first inning.”

UP NEXT
Junior Guerra (5-5, 2.87 ERA) takes the mound Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee’s final home game before the All-Star break, as the Brewers finish their four-game series against the Braves at 1:10 p.m. CT. Guerra has a 3.24 ERA in his last six starts and pitched five shutout innings in a win over the Twins last time out. Lefty Sean Newcomb (8-3,  Custom Women’s Rams Jersey 3.10) starts for Atlanta.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MILWAUKEE — Relief ace Josh Hader, outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich and first baseman Jesus Aguilar are headed to the All-Star Game for the Brewers.

Aguilar made the National League roster on Wednesday when it was announced he won the Camping World Final Vote, which determined the final All-Star roster spot in each league via fan balloting.

MILWAUKEE — Relief ace Josh Hader, outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich and first baseman Jesus Aguilar are headed to the All-Star Game for the Brewers.

Aguilar made the National League roster on Wednesday when it was announced he won the Camping World Final Vote, which determined the final All-Star roster spot in each league via fan balloting.

“We’ve got the best record in the National League, so we should have some All-Stars,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said after Sunday’s 10-3 win over the Braves at Miller Park. “That means we have guys having big years, and we earned a bunch of guys on the team. There should be more.”

Cain is a second-time All-Star, having played for the American League in 2015. Hader and Yelich made the cut for the first time, and Aguilar would be a first-time All-Star, too.

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All three were voted onto the team via the Player Ballot.

“I’m going to just try to enjoy it as much as I can,” Yelich said. “I’ve been to one before as a fan, I think that was 2010 [in Anaheim] right after I got drafted. It’s one thing to make it to the big leagues, but it’s another thing to make it to an All-Star Game. It’s a pretty cool honor and an experience you should appreciate and take in.”

Added Cain: “It’s a great experience. Everybody should get a chance.”

For Hader, the Midsummer Classic is close to home. He grew up in Millersville, Md., a half-hour drive from Nationals Park.

Video: Cain discusses 2nd all-star selection

“It’s definite Custom Los Angeles Rams Women’s Jersey ly special,” Hader said. “Last year, I was able to play in front of my family and friends in D.C., but to go back there for the All-Star Game, words just really can’t describe it.”

One can’t quibble with any of the Brewers’ selections, particularly Hader, the 24-year-old left-hander in his first full season as a reliever who has flourished in the role. Entering Sunday’s series finale against the Braves, Hader led Major League relievers with a 50.9 percent strikeout rate, putting him on pace to join Aroldis Chapman (52.5 percent in 2014) and Craig Kimbrel (50.2 percent in ’12) among the only pitchers in Major League history to pitch more than a handful of innings in a season and strike out more than half of the batters they faced.

“It’s extraordinary,” Brewers general manager David Stearns said. “He’s surpassed all of our expectations, and I had pretty high expectations coming into  Women’s Nike Custom Made Los Angeles Rams Elite Navy Blue Team Color Jersey for Sale this year on what he could accomplish. He’s teaching us how valuable a bullpen person can be.” 

If Cain and Yelich have not surpassed expectations, they certainly have met them since the Brewers acquired both outfielders within 24 hours in late January. Cain came via the richest free-agent contract in Brewers history, a five-year, $80 million deal. Yelich came via a trade with the Marlins for four premium prospects, including Lewis Brinson.

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 Custom Women’s Rams Jersey So far, those investments have paid off.

Cain just returned to the Brewers’ lineup on Sunday after a stint on the disabled list for a groin strain. He entered Selection Sunday fourth in the NL with a .394 on-base percentage, and despite missing a dozen games during his DL stint, led NL position players at 3.9 Wins Above Replacement.

“He’s done everything we could’ve asked him to do,” Stearns said. “What everyone sees him do on the field is impactful, and who he is when he’s off the field has added a very nice dimension to our club. He’s been great, I’m really happy we have him.”

It marks the first time since 2014 and the eighth time in the last 13 years that the Brewers have at least three All-Stars. The Brewers earned their selections by going 54-36 in their first 90 games for the NL’s best record.

“It’s nice to represent Milwaukee in something like the All-Star Game,” Cain said, “but there’s still a long way to go.”

Video: Craig Counsell talks about All-Star Game hopes

On Tuesday, while watching the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, fans can submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2018 All-Star Game MLB.com MVP Vote.

Video: MIN@MIL: Hader throws three hitless frames, K’s two

The 89th Midsummer Classic, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage.

For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, visit AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MILWAUKEE — Two more Jesus Aguilar home runs helped the Brewers roll the Braves on Sunday afternoon and finish off a sensational first half at Miller Park.

With a 10-3 victory, the Brewers have won 28 of their past 40 home games after a 2-6 start to the season at Miller Park.

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MILWAUKEE — Two more Jesus Aguilar home runs helped the Brewers roll the Braves on Sunday afternoon and finish off a sensational first half at Miller Park.

With a 10-3 victory, the Brewers have won 28 of their past 40 home games after a 2-6 start to the season at Miller Park.

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“We played very well on this homestand,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “It’s a 6-1 homestand in the middle of this stretch with no days off and a bunch of games. To do that, it’s about contributions from a lot of guys. A lot of guys doing good things.”

Milwaukee concluded its pre-All-Star break home slate with a 30-18 record behind four homers, including Aguilar’s third multi-homer game of the season. It upped his season total to 22 — all of which have come since April 21.

Video: ATL@MIL: Aguilar, Counsell discuss win over Braves

It was just another day at the ballpark for Aguilar, who has made crushing baseballs his thing in 2018, even though he didn’t start consecutive games until May 1-2 against the Reds.

“[Aguilar’s] awesome,” Christian Yelich said. “He’s a great teammate. He has an unbelievable story, and he’s taken advantage of his opportunities. It’s great to see and it’s easy to root for guys like that. I think every guy in that clubhouse is really happy for him and what he’s doing for us because he’s a big reason we’re at where we’re at. His swing is so short and he’s so strong that he can leave the ballpark to any part of the field on any pitch. He’s been winning ballgames by himself, pretty much.”

Both of Aguilar’s blasts Sunday came with two strikes. The first one was in the seventh inning off Braves reliever Sam Freeman toward right field, while the second was a three-run shot in the eighth, courtesy of right-hander Evan Phillips and a 96-mph fastball that he drove down the left-field line.

While the fact that 12 of his 22 homers have come with two strikes this season seems like it warrants certain adjustments, Aguilar said he doesn’t change his approach when down in the count.

“See the ball. Just hit the ball,” Aguilar said. “I don’t care what pitch or what you want to or like to throw. I’ve just got to see the ball and hit it over right field.”

Aguilar helped out his pitcher, Junior Guerra, in the field, too. The first baseman started two double plays, which aided Guerra in hurling six innings of one-run ball en route to his seventh quality start of 2018.

Video: ATL@MIL: Guerra allows 1 run over 6 strong innings

The bullpen finished the job for the final three frames, and Counsell didn’t even have to use his top relief arms — Josh Hader, Jeremy Jeffress and Corey Knebel. Dan Jennings and Taylor Williams each threw a shutout inning, while Jacob Barnes surrendered two runs in the ninth.

“I’ve been telling [Hader] all day, ‘OK, it’s your turn,'” Jennings said. “But I like to joke with him. He’s thrown a lot of innings this year, and we like to go back and forth a little bit. Sometimes it’s fun when he throws a few innings one day, and I know he’s down and out  Women’s Nike Custom Made Los Angeles Rams Elite Navy Blue Team Color Jersey for Sale the next, and I know I can hopefully take over.”

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Cain’s double play: Guerra issued a leadoff walk to Ender Inciarte to open the third inning, and Ozzie Albies followed with a flyout to Cain in center. Cain, in his first appearance since June 23, threw out a tagging Inciarte at second base. The call was confirmed via replay after a Braves challenge.

While Cain helping out his pitcher was critical, seeing Cain — who was activated from a stint on the disabled list with a groin strain on Sunday morning — make the play and show that he’s healthy may have been even more important. Keon Broxton replaced Cain as a defensive substitution in the ninth inning, but the healthy Cain said he wants to play a full nine innings Monday in Miami.

“I was a little rusty out there, a little out of shape,” Cain said. “Overall, a good day. I got winded on a few sprints out there, but a good day overall. I just want to continue to play. As long as I feel good, I’ll be out there.” More >

Video: ATL@MIL: Braves challenge Cain nabbing Inciarte

Perez goes yard: While Aguilar’s two homers take the headlines, Hernan Perez broke open the game by capping the five-run third inning with a three-run homer to straightaway center. After Jonathan Villar, Yelich and Cain started the inning with singles and Aguilar drew a walk, Travis Shaw hit a sacrifice fly to bring home Villar for the game’s first run. That set the table for Perez, who hit his sixth homer of the season.

With Ryan Braun on the DL and Eric Thames a liability versus left-handed starters, Perez is the Brewers’ ul Los Angeles Rams Custom Jersey timate utilityman. Perez has played every position on the diamond except for catcher this season, and his homer off starter Sean Newcomb was his second of the series.

Video: ATL@MIL: Brewers score 5 runs in the 3rd inning

SOUND SMART
The Braves finished four homerless games in Milwaukee. They’re the first visitors in Miller Park history not to go deep over a four-game series, and it’s the first time the visitors haven’t homered in Milwaukee since the Tigers in 1993.

YOU GOTTA SEE THIS
Thames didn’t get the start against the left-handed Newcomb, but he did pinch-hit. Thames batted for Williams to lead off the eighth inning and deposited a 464-foot homer to right field for his first career pinch-hit homer. It was the ninth-longest home run in the Major Leagues this season, per Statcast™. More >

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HE SAID IT
“It’s awesome for the fans to support us as they are right now. We’re winning and the fans are feeling the energy as we are. To have the series we had against this team, which is the top contender in the [National League], to take three from those guys is a huge thing, especially against their ace. We just have to keep rolling with it in Miami and Pittsburgh and go to the All-Star Game on a high note.” — Thames, on the Brewers’ first half at Miller Park

UP NEXT
The Brewers start an eight-game road trip to end the season’s first half in Miami at 6:10 p.m. CT on Monday. Right-hander Chase Anderson (6-6, 3.99 ERA) gets the nod for Milwaukee after a strong start (6 1/3 innings, one run) last Wednesday against the Twins. Righty Jose Urena (2-9, 4.18 ERA) goes for the Marlins as Miami looks to avenge a four-game April sweep at the hands of the Brewers.

Stephen Cohn is a reporter for MLB.com based in Milwaukee. Follow him on Twitter @Stephen__Cohn.


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