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Dexter Fowler led off the first with a homer and drove in three runs in his first game back from the disabled list, powering the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday.
Lineup: Brewers (40-53) vs. Cubs (57-37)
- 1. Jonathan Villar, SS (S)
- 2. Scooter Gennett, 2B (L)
- 3. Ryan Braun, LF (R)
- 4. Jonathan Lucroy, C (R)
- 5. Chris Carter, 1B (R)
- 6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF (L)
- 7. Hernan Perez, 3B (R)
- 8. Ramon Flores, RF (L)
- 9. Jimmy Nelson, RHP Daily notes
All-time #MLBRank: No. 3 Hank Aaron
Hammerin' Hank was baseball's all-time home run leader from 1974 to 2007, finishing with 755 career homers. Aaron had 20 or more home runs in 20 consecutive seasons, the most such seasons and longest such streak all time. Nos. 10-1
Brewers' deadline status: sellers
The Brewers are listening on everyone and getting the most “hits” on their bullpen, including both Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress, Jim Bowden writes. The Indians are interested in the duo, along with catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Trade deadline objectives (Insider)
Thursday's longest home runs
A pair of Rockies led the way on Thursday, as Mark Reynolds blasted the season's second-longest homer at 486 feet, and Carlos Gonzalez went yard with a 444-footer. David Ortiz, Justin Turner and Jonathan Villar round out the list.
Francisco Liriano took another step toward putting his season-long control issues behind him, striking out 13 to lead the Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Brewers on Thursday.
Nelson could fetch Brewers a big haul
The Brewers aren't interested in trading Jimmy Nelson, but with the year he's had, they could get back a significant prospect package in return, Jim Bowden writes. The 27-year-old would be one of the top names on the market. Trade option rankings (Insider)
With the Giants interested in Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress, the Brewers are reportedly scouting the Giants' Triple-A affiliate.
Jonathan Lucroy drove in three runs, including a two-run single in the sixth inning that broke things open for good, as the Milwaukee Brewers rolled by the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-5 on Wednesday.
The Indians, having just lost catcher Yan Gomes to a separated shoulder, are in talks to acquire catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Brewers, a source tells ESPN's Buster Olney.
F.S. Wisconsin Brewers color commentator Bill Schroeder recaps two straight gut-wrenching losses by the Brewers.
The Indians, Rangers, and Red Sox are contending teams that would be a fit for Jonathan Lucroy, perhaps the best position player potentially available.
Hammerin' Hank hit his 755th and final homer on this day 40 years ago
Josh Harrison tripled to lead off the bottom of the ninth and scored when the throw from the outfield skipped past Milwaukee 3B Hernan Perez to lift Pittsburgh to a 3-2 win over the Brewers.
Brewers stay at No. 24 in Power Rankings
Milwaukee opened the second half by losing two of three to the last-place Reds. Jimmy Nelson threw seven scoreless innings in the team's lone win in Cincinnati. Power Rankings: Week 15
All-Time #MLBRank: No. 89 Robin Yount
Yount won the AL MVP as a shortstop in 1982 and as a center fielder in 1989. He's one of four players to win the award at multiple positions, along with Hank Greenberg, Stan Musial and Alex Rodriguez. Nos. 90-89
Does an injury to Cleveland's Yan Gomes make a Jonathan Lucroy trade more likely? Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Brewers beat writer Tom Haudricourt gives his take.
All-Time #MLBRANK: No. 90 Paul Molitor
Molitor had 3,319 career hits in the regular season and 43 more in the postseason, including 23 in 13 World Series games. Molitor's .418 World Series batting average is tied with Pepper Martin for the highest among players with at least 60 plate appearances. Nos. 90-81
The Tribe reportedly will not pursue Jonathan Lucroy even though starting catcher Yan Gomes was injured Sunday.
Do Brewers need a change at closer?
ESPN's AJ Mass wouldn't be surprised if Jeremy Jeffress is moved by the trade deadline. Also, Milwaukee could shop Will Smith, which would leave Tyler Thornburg as the team's closer. Closer situations (Insider)
Billy Hamilton dashed home on All-Star Jonathan Lucroy's passed ball with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 1-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
On Base Percentage.32118th
Earned Run Average4.3821st
Brewers vs Cubs
Miller Park - Sat 7/23