Lauer fans 11, Brewers hit 3 HRs in 9-1 win over Cubs

Eric Lauer kept up his strikeout success, fanning 11 in seven innings as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 9-1. Rowdy Tellez hit a two-run homer in the fifth, and Christian Yelich and Hunter Renfroe connected for consecutive home runs in the eighth. The Cubs are 2-9 in the last 11 games after winning six of 10 to start the season. Lauer, who struck out a career-high 13 last weekend against Philadelphia, reached double digits in strikeouts in consecutive games for the first time in his career.

Brewers pound season-high six homers, rout Cubs 11-1

Hunter Renfroe hit two of Milwaukee's season-high six home runs, Adrian Houser struck out six and scattered two hits over six shutout innings and the Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1. Milwaukee's offense did the bulk of its damage against Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks (1-2), who tied a season high by allowing six runs on seven hits and striking out two over 4 1/3 innings. 

Ashby takes no-hitter into 6th, Brewers beat Pirates 3-1

Aaron Ashby combined with four relievers on a one-hitter, Tyrone Taylor singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1. Neither team got a hit until the sixth inning. Ashby’s no-hit bid ended when Bryan Reynolds hit a hard shot that deflected off the glove of third baseman Mike Brosseau for a single. Making his second start of the season and sixth of his career, Ashby worked 5 2/3 innings, walking five and striking out six. The rookie left-hander allowed his only run on a double-play grounder in the sixth. Trevor Gott came on and struck out Michael Chavis to get the win.

Adames 2 homers, career-best 7 RBIs as Brewers beat Pirates

Willy Adames homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-8. Adames hit a two-run blast in the first inning and a three-run drive during a six-run sixth for the NL Central-leading Brewers. It was the first multi-homer game of his career. He added a two-run double in the fifth and finished 4 for 5, raising his batting average 45 points to .239. Reliever Brent Suter got the win for Milwaukee and Josh Hader got the last out for his major league-leading ninth save. Reliever Aaron Fletcher took the loss for Pittsburgh.

Bohm, Harper lead Phillies, snap Brewers' 4-game win string

Alec Bohm hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning, Bryce Harper got two key hits and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Milwaukee 4-2, stopping the Brewers’ four-game winning streak. Jean Segura, Nick Castellanos and J.T. Realmuto also had two hits each for Philadelphia, which won for just the third time in 10 games. Former Philadelphia fan favorite Andrew McCutchen doubled and drove in a run for the Brewers. Harper batted third as the designated hitter once again after an MRI showed a strain in his right elbow. The reigning NL MVP, who hasn’t played right field in five straight games, first injured his elbow on April 11. He won’t throw again until Tuesday, though he doesn’t experience discomfort at the plate.

Woodruff dominates, Brewers beat Pirates for 3-game sweep

Brandon Woodruff pitched hitless ball into the sixth inning, Rowdy Tellez homered for the second straight day and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 for a three-game sweep. Woodruff gave up just one hit, a one-out single by former teammate Daniel Vogelbach in the sixth. After pitching five shutout innings in a win over St. Louis in his last outing, Woodruff struck out nine and walked two in six scoreless innings to beat the Pirates. Josh Hader earned his sixth save in six tries, finishing off Milwaukee’s fourth straight win. Tellez hit a solo homer and Keston Hiura later added a three-run drive.

Yelich's slam sparks Brewers to 6-1 triumph over Pirates

Christian Yelich belted a grand slam for his first homer of the season and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1. Yelich’s two-out slam capped a five-run rally off Pirates starter Zach Thompson in the fourth inning. The 429-foot blast was Yelich’s fourth career grand slam. Eric Lauer got the win for Milwaukee, allowing one run and five hits in six innings while striking out five and walking one. Pittsburgh got its only run in the fourth on rookie Diego Castillo’s first career homer, which came one pitch after Castillo swung at a slider from Lauer that hit him in the knee.

Woodruff returns to form as Brewers defeat Cardinals 5-1

Brandon Woodruff threw five shutout innings and Omar Narváez homered and doubled as the Milwaukee Brewers opened their home schedule with a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday afternoon. Woodruff struck out two and allowed just three hits and a walk to bounce back from an uncharacteristically poor performance in a 9-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs last week. The Brewers scored four runs off Adam Wainwright in the first three innings. Narváez hit a solo homer in the second and an RBI double in the third.

Brewers use Burnes' pitching, 2-run 9th to beat Orioles 4-2

Kolten Wong tripled in the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers squeezed past the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 after blowing a two-run lead in the eighth. The Brewers received a sparkling performance from Corbin Burnes, who flashed the form that earned him last year's NL Cy Young Award. Burnes failed to get the win despite throwing seven shutout innings. He gave up three hits, struck out eight and walked one. The shaggy-haired righty left with a 2-0 lead, but Baltimore tied it in the eighth against Devin Williams. Milwaukee countered in the ninth to take the deciding game of the series.

Brewers to honor award-winning pitchers before Friday game

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Two Brewers pitchers who dominated on the mound last season will be honored before Friday's ballgame. Corbin Burnes will receive his National League Cy Young Award from pitching coach Chris Hook and Josh Hader will be given…

Cubs and Brewers meet for season opener

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs Chicago; Thursday, 2:20 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Corbin Burnes (0-0); Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (0-0) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Brewers -168, Cubs +144; over/under is 10 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs open the season…

Brewers not letting expectations impact their approach

The defending NL Central champion Milwaukee Brewers say their unfamiliar status as preseason division favorites shouldn’t impact their approach. The Brewers believe they have a roster capable of making franchise history by winning a second straight divisional title. But they don't want to look that far ahead. The Brewers open their season Thursday by facing the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Brewers acquire catcher Caratini following Severino suspension

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers have acted fast following the suspension of backup catcher Pedro Severino, acquiring former Chicago Cubs catcher Victor Caratini from the San Diego Padres a day before Opening Day. The team announced Wednesday it is trading…