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4/21/2014 | Top prospect Nelson throws seven scoreless

Right-hander Jimmy Nelson, the Brewers No. 1 prospect and No. 81 overall, threw seven scoreless innings to lead Triple-A Nashville to a 7-0 victory Monday night at Omaha. It was the Sounds first shutout of the season.

4/21/2014 | Padres tab Kennedy to cool down Brewers

Ian Kennedy's last time out, he opened his start with five no-hit innings against the Rockies. On Tuesday, he'll need that kind of stuff against the team with the best record in baseball. Kennedy makes his fourth start of the season when the Padres face the Brewers and ace Yovani Gallardo at Miller Park.

4/21/2014 | K-Rod, bullpen fuel win, recent Brewers' run

Wily Peralta was solid, giving up two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings, and Will Smith, Tyler Thornburg and Francisco Rodriguez -- notching his fourth save in as many days -- held on to the Brewers' one-run lead for their Major League-leading 15th win of the season, as the Brewers beat the Padres, 4-3, on Monday at Miller Park.

4/21/2014 | Herrera's versatility coming up big for Brewers

In the span of only a few days, Elian Herrera has gone from a paternity list fill-in to a vital member of the Brewers' 25-man roster. "Just be ready," Herrera said of his role. "I have to be ready wherever they need me. I have to take fly balls, I have to take ground balls, and I guess I have to catch bullpens, too."

4/21/2014 | Segura dropped in Brewers' batting order

Hoping to ease the early-season pressure on second-year shortstop Jean Segura, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke dropped him in the batting order on Monday. Segura, who usually hits second, was originally batting seventh against the Padres, but moved up to sixth when left fielder Khris Davis was scratched with an illness.

4/21/2014 | Figaro joins bullpen; Kintzler getting close

The Brewers needed a fresh bullpen arm, so they swapped Rob Wooten for Alfredo Figaro before Monday's series opener against San Diego. Wooten was optioned to Triple-A Nashville, and Figaro recalled. Wooten's days were numbered anyway, because reliever Brandon Kintzler is due to return from the disabled list on Friday.

4/21/2014 | Looks like today for Brewers-Bucs fracas discipline

Any fines or suspensions for those involved in Sunday's fracas between the Brewers and Pirates at PNC Park aren't expected to be levied until today at the earliest.

4/20/2014 | Safe call upheld on Tabata's infield single

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke fell to 1-1 in baseball's new system of instant replay Sunday after he unsuccessfully challenged a call at first base in a game against the Pirates.

4/20/2014 | Brewers' hot start brings memories of 1987

The Brewers woke up on Easter Sunday with the best record in baseball, thanks to an early-season hot streak fueled by high-leverage hits and shutdown relief. In 1987, the team started the season 13-0 to set an AL record and tie the mark for the best start in Major League history.

4/20/2014 | Schafer not expected to need full 15 days to recover

Logan Schafer does not expect to need two weeks to heal his strained right hamstring, but the Brewers' outfield situation and a corresponding roster move made his stint on the 15-day disabled list a necessity on Sunday.

4/20/2014 | K-Rod passes Gossage on all-time saves list

With three saves in as many days against the Pirates, Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez has bumped Hall of Famer Goose Gossage out of Major League Baseball's all-time Top 20 and tied "The Terminator," Tom Henke, for 19th all-time with 311 career saves.

4/20/2014 | Benches clear in Brewers-Pirates finale

The Pirates and Brewers exchanged blows in the third inning of their Easter Sunday series finale, resulting in the ejections of Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez and bench coach Jerry Narron, and Pirates outfielder Travis Snider.

4/20/2014 | Fireballers square off to open series in Milwaukee

Wily Peralta will start for the Brewers on Monday against Padres ace Andrew Cashner in a great matchup of hard-throwing right-handers.

4/20/2014 | Davis, Braun lift Brewers to 14-inning victory

Ryan Braun gave the Brewers a chance with another ninth-inning home run, and Khris Davis cashed in five innings later with a homer in Milwaukee's 3-2 victory over the Pirates on Sunday at PNC Park.

4/20/2014 | Crew looks to keep magic going vs. Cole, Pirates

The way they're going, it looks like Ron Roenicke's Brewers are never out of a ballgame. After being blown out in Thursday's opener, the Brewers committed four errors on Friday and beat the Pirates. They committed another error and played a generally sloppy brand of baseball during a five-run Pirates fourth inning on Saturday, yet won again. The Brewers will try to do it one more time on Sunday, when Marco Estrada draws Pittsburgh's Gerrit Cole at PNC Park.

4/19/2014 | Braun's go-ahead blast in ninth propels Brewers

Against a pitcher the Brewers haven't touched in nearly seven years, Ryan Braun capped a big night with his biggest hit of the season. Braun's two-run ninth-inning home run off Jason Grilli silenced a loud chorus of boos at PNC Park and gave the Brewers an 8-7 win over the Pirates on Saturday night.

4/19/2014 | Schafer nursing minor right hamstring injury

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke wouldn't hand his opponents an advantage by definitively saying so, but backup outfielder Logan Schafer was essentially sidelined Saturday by a minor hamstring injury.

4/19/2014 | All OK at home, Gomez's head back in game

Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez reported for duty Saturday with a clear head after struggling to concentrate Friday night because of complications on the home front, illustrating the challenges that sometimes face foreign-born players and their families.

4/19/2014 | Brewers liked Ike, but not at Mets' price

Ike Davis, the power-hitting first baseman linked to the Brewers all winter in trade rumors, made his Pirates debut against the Brewers on Saturday night at PNC Park.

4/19/2014 | Davis-fortified Bucs set to take on Brewers

The Pirates acquired Ike Davis in a trade with the Mets on Friday evening, and he will be in the lineup on Saturday to face Brewers right-hander Matt Garza.

4/18/2014 | Maldonado knocks cover off ball -- literally

Someday, Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado will be able to gather his grandchildren and tell them about the night he knocked the cover off the baseball.

4/18/2014 | Lohse, 'pen come through for Crew on wild night

Kyle Lohse covered the Brewers' defensive bumbles with 6 1/3 quality innings, and Carlos Gomez hit a long home run, but this will mostly be remembered as the night Martin Maldonado literally knocked the cover off the baseball in a 5-3 win over the Pirates at PNC Park.

4/18/2014 | Brewers have eye on rehabbing Hanrahan

The Brewers sent pro scout Cory Melvin to monitor right-hander Joel Hanrahan's showcase at the University of Tampa on Thursday, and Melvin was not alone. Various reports indicate that 18-20 teams had officials on hand for a look at the 32-year-old former Pirates closer.

4/18/2014 | Former first-rounder Jeffress returns to Brewers

The Brewers have re-signed former first-round Draft pick Jeremy Jeffress to a Minor League contract, marking a fresh start for a pitcher whose first tenure with the organization included two suspensions and trouble with seizures.

4/18/2014 | Herrera making most of brief stint with Brewers

Two or three days in the big leagues are better than none, Brewers utility man Elian Herrera said Friday. Herrera, the last position player cut in Spring Training, hustled to Pittsburgh on Thursday after the Brewers placed first baseman Lyle Overbay on the paternity list.

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