MLB Highlights (Week 5)

NEW Media Staff

Updated: Aug. 29, 11:30 a.m.

Reds 6

Brewers 0

The Milwaukee Brewers were held to one hit in the second game of their doubleheader with the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday in Milwaukee.

Luis Urias had the hit for the Brewers, reaching on an infield single.

The Reds scored twice in the second, fifth and seventh innings of the seven-inning contest.

Josh Lindblom suffered the loss after allowing two runs over four innings. Freddy Peralta and Justin Grimm each allowed two runs over an inning of work.

Reds 6

Brewers 1

The Brewers could only push across one run in the first game of their doubleheader with the Reds on Thursday in Milwaukee.

Cincinnati built a 3-0 lead after three innings and tacked on three insurance runs between the fifth and sixth innings of the seven-inning matchup.

Omar Narvaez homered in the sixth for Milwaukee's lone run.

Adrian Houser was tagged with the loss after allowing four runs in four innings. Alex Claudio allowed a run in an inning of work, while J.P. Feyereisen surrendered a run over two frames.

Brewers, Reds game postponed Wednesday

The Brewers Wednesday matchup with the Reds was postponed in the wake of the weekend shooting by police of Jacob Blake.

“The players from the Brewers and Reds have decided to not play tonight’s baseball game,” a social media post from the Brewers read. “With our community and our nation in such pain, we wanted to draw as much attention to the issues that really matter, especially racial injustice and systemic oppression.”

The game is scheduled to be made up Thursday. The teams are set to play two seven-inning games, starting at 4:10 p.m.

Brewers 3

Reds 2

The Milwaukee Brewers won their second straight game, edging the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday in Milwaukee.

Cincinnati took the lead with two runs in the top of the fourth inning, but Milwaukee scored three times in the bottom half to surge ahead.

Christian Yelich scored the first Brewers run on a Justin Smoak fielder’s choice, with the play ending in a Reds throwing error. Ben Gamel then doubled in Keston Hiura before Orlando Arcia singled in Smoak.

Brandon Woodruff earned his second win after striking out eight batters across six innings. Brent Suter and Devin Williams each threw a scoreless inning before Josh Hader, who has yet to allow a hit this season, sealed up the win and picked up his seventh save.

Brewers 4

Reds 2

The Brewers snapped a four-game losing streak by taking down Trevor Bauer and the Reds on Monday in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee scored all four of its runs before the fourth inning. Bauer had surrendered just two runs in his first four starts of the year.

Smoak singled home Yelich in the first inning before clubbing a two-run homer in the third to score Hiura. Narvaez added a solo homer in the fourth.

Brett Anderson earned the win after allowing two runs across six-plus innings. Williams and David Phelps each tossed scoreless frames before Hader worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to pick up the save.

Pirates 5

Brewers 4

The Brewers capped their road trip with a devastating loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday in Pittsburgh. The Pirates had just four wins coming into the three-game series with the Brewers.

Milwaukee had a 4-2 lead after a two-run home run from Smoak in the sixth, but gave up a run in the bottom of the sixth before allowing a two-run blast in the eighth to blow the lead.

Trailing 2-0, Smoak put the Brewers on the scoreboard when he doubled in Hiura in the fourth. Narvaez singled in Urias for the team’s other run in the fifth.

Phelps took the loss after allowing the homer in the eighth. Peralta worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of starter Corbin Burnes, who struck out seven batters over 5 1/3 innings.

Pirates 12

Brewers 5

The Brewers surrendered 11 runs between the fourth and seventh innings of a lopsided setback to the Pirates on Saturday in Pittsburgh. The Pirates had 14 hits.

All five Brewer pitchers allowed at least two runs. Lindblom was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs over four innings.

Milwaukee had seven hits and drew seven walks, but struck out nine times and went just 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Jedd Gyorko hit a solo home run in the fourth before Hiura belted a three-run shot in the seventh. Ryan Braun doubled home a run in the ninth.

Pirates 7

Brewers 2

A pair of three-run innings hurt the Milwaukee Brewers in a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday in Pittsburgh.

Gamel hit a solo home run in the second inning to give the Brewers the lead, but the Pirates answered with a homer of their own in the bottom half. Pittsburgh then scored three times in the fourth to take the lead.

Yelich brought Milwaukee within two runs with a solo blast in the eighth, but Pittsburgh answered with three more runs in the bottom half to pull away.

Houser took the loss, allowing nine hits and four earned runs over seven innings. Claudio was tagged for three runs in an inning of work. Gamel finished with three of Milwaukee’s five hits.