Braun retires with Brewers legacy that includes MVP, drug ban

Ryan Braun threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Milwaukee Brewers’ game Sunday as part of his farewell, a 30-minute celebration of a 14-year major league career that included the 2011 NL MVP award and a lengthy suspension for a drug violation. Now 37, Braun hasn’t played all season and said during spring training that he was leaning toward retirement. He announced on Sept. 14 that he would not play again. A six-time All-Star, Braun played his entire big league career with the Brewers from 2007-20. Braun won division titles in 2011 and ’18 but never reached the World Series. He had a .296 career average with 1,963 hits in  1,766 games. The ceremony came before the NL Central-leading Brewers hosted the Mets.

Cards win 11th in row, best streak since 2001; stall Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill homered as the St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th straight game, extending their lead for the second NL wild-card spot and beating the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 Wednesday night.

Cards win 10th in row, beat Brewers to extend wild-card lead

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cardinals closer Giovanny Gallegos fanned pinch-hitter Pablo Reyes with the bases loaded for the final out and St. Louis won its 10th straight game, increasing its lead in the playoff chase by holding off the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Tuesday night.

Wainwright, Molina reach milestone; Cards rip Brewers 15-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina appreciated the magnitude of the career milestone they reached Friday night. They were more concerned about boosting the St. Louis Cardinals’ playoff hopes. The longtime teammates formed St. Louis’ starting battery for…

Twins top Brewers 2-0 with strong Albers start, Donaldson HR

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Donaldson’s two-run home run in the first inning stood up for well-traveled starter Andrew Albers as the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0. Albers threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings in his first major league start…