LOS ANGELES — The changing nature of relief pitching was front and center at Dodger Stadium on Saturday when baseball’s top firemen were honored. During
Travis Shaw, Domingo Santana, Christian Yelich and Tyler Saladino homered in the first four innings off Matt Koch, and the Milwaukee Brewers routed the Diamondbacks 8-2 on Wednesday to take two of three in Arizona.
Freddy Peralta took a no-bid into the sixth inning of his major league debut and set a Milwaukee rookie record with 13 strikeouts, leading the Brewers over the Colorado Rockies 7-3 on Sunday.
Kyle Freeland pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Trevor Story homered twice and doubled to drive in Colorado’s runs, and the Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 Saturday night.
Carlos Carrasco struck out 14 in a complete game, Tyler Naquin and Francisco Lindor homered, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Wednesday.
Chad Kuhl and Richard Rodrguez combined on a two-hitter, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 9-0 on Sunday.
Ryan Braun hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning, helping the Milwaukee Brewers top the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 on Saturday night.
Reliever Oliver Drake has been acquired by the Cleveland Indians from the Milwaukee Brewers for cash.
Brewers pitcher Zach Davies is headed to the 10-day DL, but is only expected to miss one start, the team said Thursday.
Christian Yelich homered, Wade Miley pitched six effective innings in his Milwaukee debut and the Brewers swept the sloppy Cincinnati Reds with a 3-1 win on Wednesday night.
Homers by Manny Pina and Lorenzo Cain ended the Milwaukee Brewers’ historically bad slump, and Domingo Santana doubled home the go-ahead runs in the seventh inning Monday night for a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.