Brewers' bats come alive to down Phillies

Brewers' bats come alive to down Phillies

PHILADELPHIA -- For the Brewers Monday, the sixth inning was just a better version of the first five. After recording at least one hit in each of the first five innings, the Brewers kept swinging in the sixth, starting off the inning with six straight hits, scoring three runs and seizing the lead. Milwaukee never looked back from that point, defeating the Phillies, 7-4.

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Davis, Peralta take big steps in comebacks

Brewers get good news on two key injured players

Davis, Peralta take big steps in comebacks

PHILADELPHIA -- There was progress Monday for the two most prominent members of Milwaukee's disabled list. While right-hander Wily Peralta was throwing off a mound for the first time since suffering a left oblique strain, the Brewers were finalizing plans for outfielder Khris Davis to test his surgically repaired left knee in a Minor League rehabilitation assignment.

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Brewers need big final push on ASG ballot

Brewers need big final push on ASG ballot

MILWAUKEE -- With online All-Star balloting down to its final days, the Brewers found themselves on the outside looking in Monday on the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

Ryan Braun had ranked among the top 15 outfielders in recent voting updates, but he fell off the leaderboard in the final balloting update released Monday afternoon by Major League Baseball. Last year, the Brewers had three All-Star Game starters in catcher Jonathan Lucroy, third baseman Aramis Ramirez and outfielder Carlos Gomez.

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Jungmann, Crew to square off vs. Hamels, Phils

Jungmann, Crew to square off vs. Hamels, Phils

One of the hottest batters in the National League will face off against one of the hottest potential trade commodities in baseball Tuesday when Ryan Braun and the Brewers visit Cole Hamels and the Phillies for the second game of a four-game series.

Though Braun, who is fifth in the NL in RBIs since the end of April, has cooled off in June compared with his torrid May, the outfielder has four multi-hit games in his past eight, including a 3-for-5 night in Monday's series-opening 7-4 win over the Phillies. Hamels has faced Braun more times than any pitcher who has never pitched in the NL Central. Braun is 10-for-34 lifetime versus the left-hander with three home runs and five RBIs.

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Brewers finally find power at Miller Park

Team had been out-homered 68-40 at home entering Sunday

Brewers finally find power at Miller Park

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers turned back the clock to 2011 on Sunday, when the starting pitcher worked seven quality innings, a reliever preserved a tie and someone popped a go-ahead home run.

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Braun, Lind blast off to lift Crew to series win

Braun, Lind blast off to lift Crew to series win

MILWAUKEE -- Mike Fiers pitched seven quality innings before Ryan Braun and Adam Lind hit two-run home runs in the eighth to lift the Brewers to a 5-3 win over the Twins on Sunday at Miller Park.

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Gomez can't keep helmet on, gets chin strap

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Gomez can't keep helmet on, gets chin strap

Carlos Gomez loves baseball. Well, we all love baseball, but Gomez loves it like very small children love their pets. You know -- the kids you have to tell to stop hugging Fluffy so tight because they might squash her.

Need an example? In the Brewers' series against the Twins last weekend, he swung so hard that he knocked his helmet off. 

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Counsell makes case for Parra's value

Brewers manager appreciates his ability to play multiple positions

Counsell makes case for Parra's value

MILWAUKEE -- All of the traits that make Gerardo Parra a leading candidate to be the first player traded as part of the Brewers' upcoming "reset" also make him arguably the team's first-half MVP. Manager Craig Counsell made a strong case for Parra's contributions on Saturday morning.

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Lohse joins select pitching fraternity

Beats Twins to become 14th pitcher to defeat all 30 current franchises

Lohse joins select pitching fraternity

MILWAUKEE -- You can save your old-man jokes. Kyle Lohse heard every one of them from his teammates after making a bit of baseball history on Friday.

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Garza runs into trouble in 5th, gets 10th loss

Righty becomes second pitcher in Majors with double-digit losses

Garza runs into trouble in 5th, gets 10th loss

MILWAUKEE -- The worst season of Matt Garza's career reached a dubious milepost Saturday, when he became the second pitcher in the Majors to reach double-digit losses in a 5-2 loss to the Twins at Miller Park.

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Crew can't come back from Twins' homers

Crew can't come back from Twins' homers

MILWAUKEE -- Eduardo Escobar hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the fifth inning, Torii Hunter added insurance with a pair of solo homers, and the Twins evened their Interleague series by beating Matt Garza and the Brewers, 5-2, on Saturday at Miller Park.

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Dozier, Parra hit leadoff HRs in Twins-Crew tilt

Dozier, Parra hit leadoff HRs in Twins-Crew tilt

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers' 10-4 win over the Twins on Friday night began with a couple of bangs.

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Brewers roll over Twins after 6-run 1st inning

Brewers roll over Twins after 6-run 1st inning

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers torched Twins pitchers Trevor May and Alex Meyer for 10 runs in the first two innings of Milwaukee's 10-4 win Friday at Miller Park, carrying Kyle Lohse to a historic victory.

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Molitor returns to Milwaukee roots

Twins manager played with Brewers for 15 years

Molitor returns to Milwaukee roots

MILWAUKEE -- Paul Molitor returned to Milwaukee on Friday night, still a winner in the standings and still suitably grateful for his experiences with the Brewers.

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Cotts credits mechanics for recent success

Lefty reliever among Brewers rumored to be available in trade

Cotts credits mechanics for recent success

MILWAUKEE -- A new name joined a long list of Brewers churning through the trade rumor mill this week, when a national writer suggested left-hander Neal Cotts has been drawing some interest from contending teams as Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin eyes a selloff.

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Jungmann shows ability, poise beyond years

Rookie works through tough spots against Mets

Jungmann shows ability, poise beyond years

MILWAUKEE -- Taylor Jungmann's fourth career start on Thursday in a 2-0 loss to the Mets wasn't his best outing in a Brewers uniform, but it might've been one of his most impressive.

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Sweep eludes Brewers in finale against Mets

Sweep eludes Brewers in finale against Mets

MILWAUKEE -- Jacob deGrom blanked the Brewers for eight innings Thursday in the Mets' 2-0 win at Miller Park, snapping New York's seven-game losing streak and denying Milwaukee's bid for its first series sweep.

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Arcia to play in All-Star Futures Game

Club's top-ranked prospect to play for World Team

Arcia to play in All-Star Futures Game

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers top prospect Orlando Arcia has been selected to participate in the Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game, which will take place July 12 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

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Brewers Draft pick closes out CWS

Kirby wins national championship with Virginia

Brewers Draft pick closes out CWS

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers' second pick in this month's Draft capped a life-changing month on Wednesday night, when University of Virginia left-hander Nathan Kirby threw the final pitch that sealed the Cavaliers' first baseball national championship.

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Nelson cruises after getting through first

Right-hander sets tone immediately against Mets

Nelson cruises after getting through first

MILWAUKEE -- It was evident from the start that it was going to be the good version of Jimmy Nelson on Wednesday night. The 26-year-old Brewers starter, in the midst of a roller-coaster ride of a first full season in the Major Leagues, had allowed at least one first-inning run in seven of his last nine starts, but he carved through the first three Mets batters on this night with only 12 pitches.

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Davis takes BP as Minor League rehab nears

Outfielder likely to play 4-5 games before returning from knee surgery

Davis takes BP as Minor League rehab nears

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers left fielder Khris Davis took batting practice on the field Wednesday for the first time since undergoing surgery on his right knee, and could be a week or so away from beginning a Minor League rehabilitation assignment.

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Nelson, early offense lift Brewers past Mets

Nelson, early offense lift Brewers past Mets

MILWAUKEE -- Jimmy Nelson's pitching gem left the Brewers on the brink of their first series sweep of a challenging season.

Dealing the slumping Mets their seventh consecutive loss, Nelson surrendered only two hits and matched a career high by pitching eight innings of a 4-1 win Wednesday night at Miller Park, a needed lift after the 26-year-old set career highs for hits allowed in each of his two previous starts. Nelson retired the Mets in order in five of his eight innings, plus another frame in which he faced the minimum three batters thanks to a double play.

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K-Rod's stellar stretch puts value on display

Close delivers ninth straight scoreless outing in Tuesday's win

K-Rod's stellar stretch puts value on display

MILWAUKEE -- In closing the Brewers' 3-2 win over the Mets with a perfect ninth inning on Tuesday, Francisco Rodriguez logged his 14th save in as many chances and lowered his ERA to 1.04. It's the sort of run that often leads veteran closers on teams 20 games under .500 to find themselves pitching elsewhere by the nonwaiver Trade Deadline.

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Brewers' top pick applies old-school approach

Clark's knowledge, hustle and passion for game sets him apart on the field

Brewers' top pick applies old-school approach

PHOENIX -- Trent Clark, the Brewers' first-round pick in the 2015 Draft, is just 18 years young, but ask him about the way he plays the game of baseball and he considers himself more of an old-school guy.

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More details arise in Hamilton shooting

More details arise in Hamilton shooting

Additional information, including details of a 911 call, has emerged regarding the Father's Day death of former Major Leaguer Darryl Hamilton, whom police in suburban Houston suspect was murdered by the mother of his 14-month-old child before the woman shot herself.

Hamilton and Monica Jordan, who reportedly broke up earlier this year, had settled a custody arrangement for their son two days earlier in a Houston courtroom. Hamilton's attorney, Gary Zimmerman, told the Houston Chronicle that the matter was routine, and that Hamilton was to pick up the child on Sunday for visitation, per the agreement. His body was found near the door of Jordan's Pearland, Texas, home with multiple gunshots.

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Scouting report: Taylor Jungmann

Scouting report: Taylor Jungmann

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In 2011 as a junior at the University of Texas, Milwaukee Brewers right-handed starter Taylor Jungmann won the Dick Howser Trophy. That highly coveted award is presented to the best national collegiate player of the year. The award was one among many honors and accolades Jungmann earned during his days in Austin.

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Bernie Pleskoff has served as a professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners. Follow @BerniePleskoff on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.