Lind's big night not enough for Brewers

Lind's big night not enough for Brewers

MILWAUKEE -- The D-backs hit four home runs, including shortstop Nick Ahmed's go-ahead solo shot in the eighth with two outs off reliever Jonathan Broxton for a 7-5 win over the Brewers on Friday night at Miller Park.

Two of the other three homers came off the bats of right fielder Ender Inciarte and left fielder David Peralta in Arizona's two-run third inning. Both left the park on the first pitch of the at-bat against Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson. Center fielder A.J. Pollock added insurance runs in the ninth with a two-run shot. Brewers' pitchers have now allowed 64 homers this season, second to only the San Diego Padres, who surrendered 66 entering Friday's game.

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Brandon Curry is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy, like him on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Counsell ready to switch up bullpen roles

Broxton's struggles continue while Jeffress, others get outs

Counsell ready to switch up bullpen roles

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers reliever Jonathan Broxton's struggles in the eighth inning have been a reoccurring theme this season. Those same problems reappeared in Milwaukee's 7-5 loss to the D-backs on Friday night.

The two teams entered the eighth tied at 4, before D-backs shortstop Nick Ahmed smacked a 94-mph fastball from Broxton into Arizona's bullpen in right-center field at Miller Park to take a lead Arizona would never relinquish.

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Brandon Curry is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Wagner to get call from Double-A for start

Milwaukee's No. 11 prospect will start on Sunday vs. D-backs

Wagner to get call from Double-A for start

MILWAUKEE -- Why did the Brewers dip down to Double-A to fill a hole in their starting rotation? It was simple, manager Craig Counsell said.

"He's the best guy right now," Counsell said while announcing Friday that 24-year-old right-hander Tyler Wagner will start Sunday's game against the D-backs, replacing the injured Wily Peralta.

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Parra doubles, catches ball meant to throw him out

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Parra doubles, catches ball meant to throw him out

How many people do you need to play a game of baseball? At least nine per lineup, right? Not if you're playing with Brewers outfielder Gerardo Parra. He'll hit and field all in the same inning, and all you have do is watch. 

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Lohse looks to turn season around vs. D-backs

Lohse looks to turn season around vs. D-backs

It will be a battle of two starting pitchers seemingly headed in opposite directions Saturday when Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse and D-backs right-hander Jeremy Hellickson square off in the second game of a three-game set at Miller Park.

Lohse's 5.80 ERA entered Friday's play as the eighth-highest mark in the Major Leagues, almost a run and a half over his career average of 4.32. He's surrendered 11 home runs this season (fourth most in the National League) and has been bitten by big innings. Lohse allowed five runs in 5 1/3 innings last time out in an 8-4 loss to the Giants, while four of those runs came across in a rough fourth inning.

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Brewers rescind Kintzler DFA, place righty on DL

Brewers rescind Kintzler DFA, place righty on DL

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers reliever Brandon Kintzler's brief designation for assignment was rescinded Friday and changed to an injury move after Kintzler complained of discomfort in his knee. The team placed Kintzler on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Thursday, with left knee tendonitis.

Kintzler pitched through pain in the same knee for most of last season and had surgery in October to repair a partially torn patella tendon.

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Brewers open doors to 'Selig Experience'

Miller Park multimedia exhibit honors feats of former owner, Commissioner

Brewers open doors to 'Selig Experience'

MILWAUKEE -- Part history lesson, part homage to the man who brought Major League Baseball back to Milwaukee, the "Selig Experience" opened at Miller Park on Thursday with a pair of Allan H. "Bud" Seligs in attendance -- one in the flesh, another in hologram.

And while he's no expert on the technology that makes the latter work, Hall of Famer Robin Yount offered a glowing review.

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Interactive exhibit captures Selig's legacy

Story of baseball in Milwaukee relived in multimedia experience at Miller Park

Interactive exhibit captures Selig's legacy

MILWAUKEE -- "The Selig Experience at Miller Park" is the story of one city, one sport and one very determined man. It is a compelling story that has the added virtue of being true.

Allan H. "Bud" Selig's life in baseball is now a multimedia presentation. It is a story that takes us from 1937 to the present. There is a lot of ground to cover, starting with the time when Selig's mother, Marie, took him to his first baseball game at Borchert Field, to watch the Minor League Brewers.

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Mike Bauman is a national columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

How to see the 'Selig Experience'

Free exhibit inside Miller Park delivers story of former owner, Commissioner

How to see the 'Selig Experience'

MILWAUKEE -- The "Selig Experience" is a new attraction on Miller Park's loge level that tells the story of club founder Allan H. "Bud" Selig. Here's how to experience it for yourself:

• The attraction will be open to the general public during all Brewers home games from the time that gates open until the seventh inning. Admission is free for those with tickets to the game, including two reserved showings each day. Fans can register in advance to see the Selig Experience at Miller Park for no charge by visiting brewers.com/SeligExperience.

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Brewers drop finale despite Fiers' outing

Brewers drop finale despite Fiers' outing

MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Vogelsong practiced damage control for six innings, Joe Panik hit a go-ahead home run and the Giants finished a three-game sweep of the slumping Brewers with a 3-1 win on Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park.

Panik's two-run home run came in the fifth inning against Brewers starter Mike Fiers, who pitched on three days' rest in place of an injured Wily Peralta. Former Brewer Nori Aoki had opened the inning with a single -- his ninth hit of the series -- before Panik connected with a first-pitch fastball to erase a short-lived Brewers lead. It was the 60th home run off a Brewers pitcher this season, second most to San Diego's staff in the Major Leagues, but the first homer off Fiers in four starts.

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Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast. Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy, like him on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Fiers delivers on short rest as bats go quiet

Right-hander fans six over five innings in losing effort vs. Giants

Fiers delivers on short rest as bats go quiet

MILWAUKEE -- There wasn't much more the Brewers could ask out of starter Mike Fiers on Wednesday. The right-hander, pitching on three days rest, allowed just two runs and struck out six over five innings in the 3-1 loss to the Giants. In fact, Fiers' performance is exactly what manager Craig Counsell was looking for.

"That's what I was thinking: Get five good innings from him," Counsell said afterward. "He gave us a chance. He kept us in the game."

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Braun, Brewers seeking ASG voting push

No Brewers players among leading vote-getters in first round of results

Braun, Brewers seeking ASG voting push

MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Braun's recent hot streak has yet to make an impact at the virtual ballot box, as not a single Brewers player ranked among the leading vote-getters at his position when the first round of 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot results for the National League was released on Wednesday.

The Brewers have had multiple All-Stars eight times in the past nine years, including at least three representatives in seven of those seasons. But as of Wednesday, when Major League Baseball released the first of six weekly NL balloting updates, no Brewers infielder ranked among the top five at his position, and no outfielder ranked in the top 15, including Braun, who entered the day with 33 RBIs since April 28 -- tops in baseball during that span.

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MLB.TV unveils new media player, price drop

MLB.TV unveils new media player, price drop

Along with the new Web-based media player (version 5.0) that was introduced this week by Major League Baseball Advanced Media, there is another new reason to sign up now to watch live out-of-market games. The cost of a yearly subscription was lowered on Friday to $99.99 for MLB.TV Premium and $79.99 for MLB.TV.

This is the final weekend of May, and the price drop for MLB.TV reflects the fact that nearly a third of the regular season is in the books. The new HD media player has an in-page layout, so it all happens in your browser with no need for an additional download, and the new game scoreboard will make it easier to track games.

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Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com. Read and join other baseball fans on his MLB.com community blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Bumgarner-Gomez issue a clash of styles

Brewers center fielder took exception to glare from Giants ace in Tuesday's game

Bumgarner-Gomez issue a clash of styles

MILWAUKEE -- The Madison Bumgarner and Carlos Gomez dustup on Tuesday night was merely the latest collision of old school vs. new school in Major League Baseball, said Giants manager Bruce Bochy and Brewers manager Craig Counsell on Wednesday morning.

Some background: In the third inning of Tuesday's 6-3 Giants win, Gomez yelled at himself after fouling off a 0-1 fastball that split the middle of the strike zone. Bumgarner took issue and stared at Gomez, then delivered an inside fastball for ball 1. They stared at each other again before Gomez flew out on the next pitch.

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Garza continues Brewers' starting woes

Right-hander joins Lohse in struggling atop Milwaukee rotation

Garza continues Brewers' starting woes

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers are paying $23.5 million this season for stability from the top two spots of the starting rotation, and Kyle Lohse and Matt Garza are struggling to deliver on that investment.

Lohse's ERA after 10 starts is 5.80, inflated by a 5 1/3-inning, five-run loss to the Giants on Monday afternoon. Garza's ERA after 10 starts is 6.00, pushed up by a five-inning, five-run, two-homer performance against the Giants on Tuesday night in the Brewers' 6-3 loss at Miller Park.

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Arcia stays hot with second straight multi-hit game for Double-A Biloxi

Brewers No. 1 prospect goes 3-for-6 with a homer, knocks in two for Shuckers

Arcia stays hot with second straight multi-hit game for Double-A Biloxi

Two top prospects squared off in Chattanooga on Wednesday, with Brewers No. 1 prospect Orlando Arcia going 3-for-6 with a homer to lead Double-A Biloxi past Twins No. 1 prospect Byron Buxton and the home Lookouts, 8-6, in 10 innings.

Arcia has been on fire over the past two days, going 6-for-9 with a home run and three RBIs. The No. 80 prospect in baseball now has an impressive season line of .343/.396/.485 with three jacks and 23 RBIs.

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Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Brewers can't overcome Giants homers

Brewers can't overcome Giants homers

MILWAUKEE -- Hunter Pence, Matt Duffy and Brandon Belt homered to back Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, who fought through a long sixth inning to preserve his fifth win in six starts, 6-3 over the Brewers on Tuesday at Miller Park.

Bumgarner did not allow a hit through three innings and carried a 5-1 lead into the sixth, when the Brewers worked Bumgarner for 32 pitches and knocked two runs off the deficit. But a defensive gem from shortstop Brandon Crawford ended Milwaukee's rally, and San Francisco's bullpen finished the victory.

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Gomez takes issue with Bumgarner's glare

Gomez takes issue with Bumgarner's glare

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez was seething in the wake of Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Giants from what he viewed as a condescending stare from San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner during the pair's showdown in the third inning.

Gomez screamed to himself after fouling off an 0-1 fastball, loud enough to be picked up on the television broadcast of the game. Bumgarner appeared to take issue and gave Gomez a stare, then threw another fastball inside for ball one. The two looked at each other again before Bumgarner again came inside with a fastball, which Gomez hit for an inning-ending flyout to left field.

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Goforth gets pickoff in Major League debut

Brewers prospect records two outs in ninth inning vs. Giants

Goforth gets pickoff in Major League debut

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers reliever David Goforth knew this time was coming. He admitted that the thought of running out of a Major League bullpen for the first time had raced through his mind many times before.

That opportunity came Tuesday in Milwaukee's 6-3 loss to the Giants when Brewers manager Craig Counsell called him in to pitch in the ninth inning. The message: Go right after 'em.

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Brandon Curry is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Braun, McCutchen share NL Player of the Week

Braun, McCutchen share NL Player of the Week

Two of the National League's prime sluggers have tied as the face of the league. Milwaukee's Ryan Braun and Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen were named the NL's Co-Players of the Week on Tuesday in recognition of a powerful week for both outfielders.

Braun, a five-time All-Star, led all Major League hitters with 11 RBIs and tied for the NL lead with three home runs last week. He also posted the league's second-best marks in slugging (.952) and on-base percentage (.481), and tied for the second-most total bases (20). Braun hit .381 (8-for-21) last week.

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Brewers' 3 homers negated by Giants' big 6th

Brewers' 3 homers negated by Giants' big 6th

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers hit a trio of home runs off Tim Lincecum, but Lincecum's Giants responded with a barrage of base hits for a seven-run sixth inning and an 8-4 win at Miller Park on Monday.

Trailing, 4-1, entering the decisive sixth, San Francisco sent 12 men to the plate against four Brewers pitchers during a rally that featured seven hits, two walks and two errors charged to Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez. The first six hits of the inning were singles, including Andrew Susac's tying hit off Brewers starter Kyle Lohse and Gregor Blanco's pinch-hit, go-ahead single on the first pitch from reliever Jeremy Jeffress.

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Peralta out 4-6 weeks with rib-cage injury

Brewers righty lands on DL; Fiers, Blazek among options for Wednesday start

Peralta out 4-6 weeks with rib-cage injury

MILWAUKEE -- On Monday morning, Brewers manager Craig Counsell still clung to hope that right-hander Wily Peralta would be able to make a Wednesday start against the Giants as scheduled. By day's end, Peralta was on the disabled list, expected to miss more than a month with a left rib-cage strain.

The Brewers recalled reliever David Goforth from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take Peralta's place on the active roster, but Counsell has yet to determine who will pitch in Peralta's place Wednesday afternoon. Mike Fiers could start on short rest, Counsell said, or Michael Blazek could move from the bullpen.

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Braun blasts Miller Park's longest righty homer

Brewers slugger's shot tracked at 474 feet, clears left-field bleachers

Braun blasts Miller Park's longest righty homer

MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Braun's fifth-inning home run vs. the Giants sailed clear out of Miller Park on Monday, conjuring memories of Russell Branyan against Greg Maddux and Sammy Sosa in the All-Star Home Run Derby more than a decade ago.

Braun's two-run homer left the bat at 113 mph, according to Statcast™, and sailed 474 feet, over the bleachers and onto the concrete concourse that lines Miller Park. It was the most prodigious home run by a right-handed hitter in the 15-year history of Miller Park and the fourth-longest home run by any batter. Branyan holds the record with his 480-foot shot off future Hall of Famer Maddux on July 27, 2004, and Prince Fielder hit a pair of 475-footers during his Brewers tenure.

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Davis nearly loses homer for missing plate

After Brewers challenge, replay restores first of outfielder's two dingers

Davis nearly loses homer for missing plate

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers left fielder Khris Davis had to wait out a replay review in Monday's 8-4 loss to the Giants after his first-inning home run was nullified because the plate umpire ruled he didn't touch home. Three minutes and 15 seconds later, Davis got his home run back.

Davis had connected against Giants starter Tim Lincecum for a homer to right field that by all appearances gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead at Miller Park. But the Giants appealed at home plate, where umpire Will Little called Davis out, ruling he'd missed home plate after circling the bases. The Brewers challenged that ruling, and the call was overturned after a review.

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Memorial Day especially moving for Lucroy

Brewers catcher dedicates time to support military endeavors

Memorial Day especially moving for Lucroy

MILWAUKEE -- Every branch of the U.S. military was represented at Miller Park on Monday as the Brewers and Giants paused before the start of the Memorial Day matchup for a moment of silence in recognition of those who lost their lives in service to the country.

The ceremony carried extra meaning this year for Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Last fall, Lucroy volunteered for a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight with 88 World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans who traveled from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C.

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Walks bite Nelson in duel with Braves rookie

Walks bite Nelson in duel with Braves rookie

ATLANTA -- Braves rookie Mike Foltynewicz pitched his best game of the season in the Braves' 2-1 win over Jimmy Nelson and the Brewers on Sunday afternoon, giving Atlanta its third victory in the finale of a four-game series at Turner Field.

"It's all about the pitching," said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez. "You get a good pitching performance, and you're in the game and you can do some stuff offensively to score runs."

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