Matt Carpenter had four hits and scored three times, Carlos Martinez pitched eight innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-0 on Monday.
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Ryan Braun could have plenty of suitors on the trade market this summer if the Brewers make the outfielder available.
Brewers rise to No. 25 in rankings
Milwaukee climbs one spot according to ESPN's expert panel. The Brewers' 5-1 week featured saves coming from three different relievers. Week 8 Power Rankings
Lineup: Brewers (23-27) vs. Cardinals (26-25)
- 1. Jonathan Villar, SS (S)
- 2. Scooter Gennett, 2B (L)
- 3. Jonathan Lucroy, C (R)
- 4. Chris Carter, 1B (R)
- 5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF (L)
- 6. Alex Presley, LF (L)
- 7. Hernan Perez, 3B (R)
- 8. Ramon Flores, RF (L)
- 9. Junior Guerra, RHP (R) Daily notes
Sunday's longest homers
Carlos Gonzalez had only one previous RBI during May before his two-run, 447-foot blast in the eighth inning. Mitch Moreland's 440-foot long ball landed halfway up the right-field Home Run Porch at Globe Life Park.
Jonathan Lucroy drove in three runs and the Milwaukee Brewers earned a 5-4 victory over the reeling Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
Perez to Brewers with No. 5 pick?
In his latest mock draft, Keith Law now has the Brewers selecting Puerto Rican shortstop Delvin Perez with the No. 5 overall pick. Perez is a high-ceiling talent, but his stock has been in question of late. Law: Mock draft 2.0 (Insider)
Joey Votto scored the go-ahead run in the ninth after an inning-ending double play was overturned, and the Cincinnati Reds snapped their 12-game losing streak with a 7-6 win over Milwaukee.
Reds starter Alfredo Simon was ejected for hitting Brewers starter Chase Anderson with a pitch in the fifth inning of Saturday's 7-6 win, one inning after Anderson had hit Simon with a pitch.
What to make of Santana's season
Domingo Santana's surface numbers aren't great, but Statcast's data suggests that he's among the majors' most improved ball-strikers. FiveThirtyEight crunches the numbers to see how much luck has been involved in his performance. Hitting hard, or into hard luck?
Aaron Hill hit two solo homers, Jonathan Lucroy added a solo shot and drove in three runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers outslugged Cincinnati for a 9-5 victory Friday night.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Brewers beat writer Tom Haudricourt recaps the Brewers' sweep in Atlanta and chronicles Jonathan Villar's baserunning struggles.
Thursday's longest home runs
Although George Springer cracked the list twice with his two solo homers off Orioles starter Kevin Gausman, Ryan Braun and Bryce Harper led the way on Thursday. Braun's shot traveled a season-long 440 feet, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Ryan Braun and Jonathan Villar homered and the Milwaukee Brewers earned their first sweep in Atlanta with a 6-2 victory over the Braves on Thursday night.
Any takers for Ryan Braun?
Braun would be a difference-maker for so many teams, but his $105 million contract through 2020 could be an obstacle for those looking to acquire the outfielder, Jim Bowden writes. Top trade candidates, best fits (Insider)
Jonathan Villar's run-scoring single in the 13th inning gave the Milwaukee Brewers a 3-2 victory over the Braves, sending Atlanta to another home loss Wednesday night.
Tuesday's longest home runs
Jarrett Parker's first home run of the season was a no-doubter, as the 431-foot shot off Padres reliever Keith Hessler led the way on Tuesday.
Scooter Gennett's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-1 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday night, spoiling Brian Snitker's home debut as interim manager.
Brewers vs Cardinals
Miller Park - Tue 5/31