Garza looks to stay rolling on road vs. Braves

Garza looks to stay rolling on road vs. Braves

Pitching on the road hasn't been a problem for the Brewers' Matt Garza this season. The right-hander will face the Braves for the second time this season Saturday night at SunTrust Park. R.A. Dickey is slated for Atlanta.

The 33-year-old Garza has posted a 3.80 ERA in his road starts compared to a 4.88 ERA at Miller Park. Garza (3-3, 4.42 ERA) has not allowed a home run in 23 2/3 innings pitched in away games. He pitched well against Atlanta at Miller Park on April 30, when he allowed three runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and no walks over 6 2/3 innings in a 4-3 Brewers win.

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Aimee Sachs is a contributor to MLB.com based in Atlanta. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Brewers put men on, can't cash them in

Brewers put men on, can't cash them in

ATLANTA -- As the rain fell upon SunTrust Park in Friday night's 5-4 loss to the Braves, the Brewers had something cooking in each of Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz's five innings of work. But Milwaukee stranded seven runners in that span, scoring just once on a solo homer from Keon Broxton.

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Crew's late comeback falls just short

Crew's late comeback falls just short

ATLANTA -- Given a chance to extend their recent success against a division leader, the Braves got five solid innings from Mike Foltynewicz to claim a 5-4 win Friday night over the National League Central-leading Brewers at SunTrust Park.

The Braves, who have won six of their past seven and eight of 11, won on the strength of two extra-base hits from Brandon Phillips (including a homer), Dansby Swanson's decisive two-out RBI single in the seventh and a couple of game-saving gems in the final two innings.

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Sogard, Brinson, Franklin banged up in loss

Sogard, Brinson, Franklin banged up in loss

ATLANTA -- The Brewers needed Eric Sogard's bat with two on and one out in the top of the eighth inning on Friday after cutting the Braves' lead to one. But after getting hit by a pitch in the elbow in the top of the seventh, Sogard was replaced with Jesus Aguilar, even though he had played the field in the bottom of the seventh.

"I tried swinging in the cage a little bit and it was pretty sore," Sogard said. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Sogard will be evaluated on Saturday.

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Aimee Sachs is a contributor to MLB.com based in Atlanta who covered the Brewers on Friday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Braun, Villar expected back during road trip

Braun, Villar expected back during road trip

ATLANTA -- If all goes well for Ryan Braun and Jonathan Villar in their rehab games this weekend, Brewers manager Craig Counsell expects them to rejoin the club during its current road trip.

Braun and Villar were slated to start their rehab stints at Class A Wisconsin on Thursday, but the Timber Rattlers' game against Kane County was rained out. Counsell said the duo will both start the first game of Friday's doubleheader.

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Aimee Sachs is a contributor to MLB.com based in Atlanta who covered the Brewers on Friday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Burnes dominant once again for Biloxi

Burnes dominant once again for Biloxi

After a dominant start to his season with Class A Advanced Carolina, Corbin Burnes is continuing to make it look easy in Double-A.

The Brewers' No. 20 prospect tossed a four-hit shutout on Friday as Biloxi defeated Mississippi, 2-0, in Game 1 of a doubleheader. He threw 62 of his 94 pitches for strikes over seven innings, allowing one walk and striking out seven.

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With baby in hospital, Shaw doing double duty

Third baseman flooring teammates with focus at ballpark amid scary period

With baby in hospital, Shaw doing double duty

MILWAUKEE -- The easy part was the three hits and three RBIs. The hard part was getting on that airplane.

Yet that is what the job required on Thursday of Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw, after his productive day at the plate fueled a 4-2 win over the Pirates at Miller Park. Shaw had spent the early morning with newborn daughter Ryann and wife Lindy at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, where he's been every morning and night since Ryann was born earlier this month with a congenital heart defect.

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Chase paces Crew with 6th straight quality start

Chase paces Crew with 6th straight quality start

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson logged his sixth straight quality start and Travis Shaw homered and drove in three runs in a 4-2 win over the Pirates on Thursday at Miller Park, which sent the Brewers back on the road with at least a game and a half lead over the rest of the National League Central.

"This team, this run," said Anderson, "it's been a lot of fun."

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Atmosph-Eric: Sogard ranges for key play

Run-saving defensive gem complements sparkplug's 3-hit game

Atmosph-Eric: Sogard ranges for key play

MILWAUKEE -- "Nerd power" apparently applies to defense, too.

Eric Sogard, one of the most surprising players on one of Major League Baseball's most surprising teams, tallied three more hits and made the defensive play of the game in the Brewers' 4-2 win over the Pirates on Thursday at Miller Park. While it wasn't quite Orlando Arcia's game-ending gem of the night before, Sogard's eighth-inning effort produced an out at the plate that helped seal a winning homestand.

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Arcia's gem among Crew's top game-enders

Yount's layout, Gomez's grab, quirky DP round out list of win-sealing plays

Arcia's gem among Crew's top game-enders

MILWAUKEE -- What's better: A walk-off home run or some walk-off robbery?

The Brewers were still buzzing Thursday morning after shortstop Orlando Arcia and first baseman Eric Thames combined for the latter in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Pirates. Arcia's daring spin and throw to Thames' soft-handed scoop prompted another question. What are the best game-ending defensive plays in Brewers history?

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Gatewood goes deep, triples for Carolina

Gatewood goes deep, triples for Carolina

After a long wait to begin his professional career, Brandon Marsh is showing just what all the hype was about.

The Angels' No. 3 prospect continued his torrid start on Thursday as he connected on his first pro homer and finished a triple shy of the cycle in a 3-for-4 effort for Rookie-level Orem. He tallied four RBIs and scored three runs in the contest, a 13-8 victory over Ogden.

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Domingo delivers late 2-run HR to beat Bucs

Domingo delivers late 2-run HR to beat Bucs

MILWAUKEE -- Domingo Santana's two-run home run in the seventh inning gave the Brewers their first lead, and Orlando Arcia made it stand in the ninth with one of the sweetest game-ending plays you'll ever see.

Arcia's daring play finished the Brewers' 4-3 win over the Pirates on Wednesday at Miller Park, decided by Santana's opposite-field homer off Pirates reliever Daniel Hudson that barely stayed fair in the the Brewers' three-run seventh. As it left his bat, Santana wasn't sure to which side of the foul pole it would sail.

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Arcia's sensational play seals Brewers win

Shortstop robs Jaso of potential game-tying hit in ninth inning

Arcia's sensational play seals Brewers win

MILWAUKEE -- If Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia wins the Gold Glove Award, which his coaches and teammates are already lobbying for, this may be the play that leads his highlight reel.

The situation: Two outs in the ninth inning at Miller Park on Wednesday night, the tying runner at second base for the Pirates. Brewers closer Corey Knebel was battling hard after Adam Frazier worked an eight-pitch at-bat for a single, and Josh Harrison coaxed nine more pitches before striking out. Frazier moved to second on a wild pitch, and John Jaso sent a grounder up the middle that Knebel thought would tie the game.

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Injured duo Braun, Villar to start rehab games

Pair could join Brewers next Tuesday on road vs. Reds

Injured duo Braun, Villar to start rehab games

MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Braun is ready to make another attempt at escaping the 10-day disabled list.

Braun, who has been bothered by a strained left calf since the start of May, is scheduled to report to Class A Wisconsin on Thursday along with second baseman Jonathan Villar (lower back) to begin a Minor League rehab assignment, weather permitting. If those games go well, Braun and Villar could rejoin the Brewers as soon as Tuesday in Cincinnati.

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Top pick Hiura signs, won't need surgery

Brewers announce signing of first-rounder Wednesday

Top pick Hiura signs, won't need surgery

MILWAUKEE -- Keston Hiura's professional career began Wednesday with great news for the Brewers' first-round Draft pick and his new team: He won't need elbow surgery.

"That was a big relief," said Hiura, a second baseman who was the consensus top college bat in this year's Draft but was limited to designated hitter duty during his junior season at UC Irvine over concerns about a partially torn ligament in his right elbow.

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Freese congratulates Brewers fan after catch

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Freese congratulates Brewers fan after catch

It's been a good week for Brewers fans in the stands. On Father's Day, one dad ruled supreme over all others with a great catch on a second-deck foul ball and basked in well-deserved glory.

During Wednesday night's Pirates-Brewers game at Miller Park, a fan decked in a slick throwback Robin Yount jersey made a play the Brewers' Hall of Fame legend would be proud of -- making a great grab on a popup off the bat of Travis Shaw. It was such a solid play, Pirates third baseman David Freese gave the fan a congratulatory fist/glove-bump as a result. 

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Franklin hits HR, but Davies struggles in loss

Franklin hits HR, but Davies struggles in loss

MILWAUKEE -- Chad Kuhl picked up a bat before he threw his first pitch. That's never a bad thing for a starting pitcher.

The Pirates spotted Kuhl a six-run lead before he took the mound in Pittsburgh's 7-3 win over the Brewers on Tuesday at Miller Park. Jose Osuna hit a three-run home run to punctuate Pittsburgh's six-run first inning, and Andrew McCutchen stayed hot with a homer and three RBIs for the second straight night, as the Pirates piled up the sort of clutch hits that eluded the Brewers.

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Hader adjusting well to bullpen transition

Brewers' top pitching prospect makes first Miller Park appearance Tuesday

Hader adjusting well to bullpen transition

MILWAUKEE -- Top Brewers pitching prospect Josh Hader worked two scoreless, hitless innings in his Miller Park debut for a historical footnote to a 7-3 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday.

In his fourth scoreless appearance since a promotion from Triple-A Colorado Springs, Hader -- the Brewers' No. 3 overall prospect according to MLBPipeline.com -- walked a batter, hit another, struck out two and reached 96.6 mph with his fastball, according to Statcast™. Hader's first batter of the night, Adam Frazier, became his first strikeout victim in front of the home fans.

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Brewers ink Wilhelmsen to Minors deal

Brewers ink Wilhelmsen to Minors deal

MILWAUKEE -- Fourteen years after he last threw pitch in the Brewers organization, Tom Wilhelmsen is back.

Two sources said the Brewers signed the hard-throwing righty reliever to a Minor League contract after he was released by the D-backs on Monday, reuniting Wilhelmsen with the organization that drafted him out of high school in 2002. Wilhelmsen is expected to join Triple-A Colorado Springs in New Orleans on Thursday for the start of a four-game series.

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Harrison homers twice in All-Star Game

Harrison homers twice in All-Star Game

The ball was flying out of the yard for Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, as Jeimer Candelario, Mark Zagunis and Victor Caratini all hit home runs to power the Cubs past Omaha, 6-4.

Candelario, the Cubs' No. 4 prospect and No. 84 on the Top 100, was the last of the trio to join the home-run party, though it was his two-run shot in the bottom of the sixth inning which ultimately proved the difference in the victory. It was the second homer in three games and ninth of the season for Candelario, who's slashed .268/.357/.521 with 33 extra-base hits (21 doubles) and 40 RBIs in 60 games.

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Shaw homers, but Crew drops opener to Bucs

Shaw homers, but Crew drops opener to Bucs

MILWAUKEE -- Andrew McCutchen has long been a Brewers-killer, and Gerrit Cole is becoming one.

McCutchen's two-run shot in the sixth inning was his 29th career homer against Milwaukee, and he drove in three runs in the Pirates' 8-1 win over the Brewers at Miller Park on Monday, as Pittsburgh pulled away late to back Cole's second straight seven-inning gem. The Pirates tacked on four more runs in the seventh to win for the seventh time in their last eight games in Milwaukee.

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Peralta's struggles give Brewers relief dilemma

Peralta's struggles give Brewers relief dilemma

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers starter-turned-reliever Wily Peralta is "frustrated" with his poor results out of the bullpen. From the sound of it, he is not alone.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell minced no words in assessing Peralta's performance after the right-hander surrendered four runs in the seventh inning of Monday's 8-1 loss to the Pirates. Peralta's ERA since being bumped from the starting rotation ticked up to 10.54, and he has a 2.20 WHIP in nine appearances out of the 'pen.

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Villar nears rehab games; Feliz becomes FA

Villar nears rehab games; Feliz becomes FA

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers second baseman Jonathan Villar, on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back injury, participated in a series of hitting, fielding and running drills Monday at Miller Park and suddenly is on the brink of a Minor League rehab assignment.

"I feel good. One-hundred percent," Villar said.

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Thames' power not translating into ASG votes

Brewers' first baseman is NL leader in home runs

Thames' power not translating into ASG votes

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers are hanging onto first place thanks in part to Eric Thames' recent power surge, but that has yet to translate into success at the All-Star Game ballot box. Thames was outside the top five vote-getters among National League first basemen as of Monday's update from Major League Baseball.

The Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman led the way with more than 1.4 million votes, followed by Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs, Paul Goldschmidt of the D-backs, Freddie Freeman of the Braves and Joey Votto of the Reds.

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Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. 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.

Brewers draftee slams Oregon St. into semis

Third-round pick Harrison leads Beavers in rout of LSU

Brewers draftee slams Oregon St. into semis

Brewers third-round Draft pick KJ Harrison hit a grand slam to pace No. 1 Oregon State's 13-1 second-round win over No. 4 LSU in the College World Series on Monday, catapulting the top-seeded Beavers into the national semifinals.

Oregon State used 10 hits to run away from LSU and force the Tigers into an elimination game Wednesday against Florida State.

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Nelson picks up 'pen by going the distance

Right-hander throws Brewers' first complete game since July 2015

Nelson picks up 'pen by going the distance

MILWAUKEE -- A complete game is rare enough. A Brewers pitcher hadn't thrown one since Taylor Jungmann's Dodger Stadium dandy in July 2015. The home fans hadn't cheered one at Miller Park since Kyle Lohse went the distance against the Reds in September 2014.

But it was the context that made Jimmy Nelson's Father's Day gem something special. Nelson surrendered a lone unearned run while pitching all nine innings of Sunday's 2-1 win over the Padres, a six-hit, two-walk, 10-strikeout beauty that gave Brewers manager Craig Counsell a break from the team's bullpen issues.

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Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. 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.