McCutchen, Cole lead Pirates past Brewers 8-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) Gerrit Cole has all but forgotten a recent four-game stretch where he failed to pitch past the fifth inning.

For the second consecutive start, Cole pitched seven strong innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-1 on Monday night. He also chipped in with a key hit to start a four-run outburst in the seventh.

''He was in attack mode from pitch one,'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said.

Cole (5-6) held the Brewers to one run and three hits. He struck out five and walked two. He gave up one run in his previous outing on June 13 against Colorado.

''We made a lot of good pitches and kept them off balance just enough,'' Cole said.

Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer for Pittsburgh and has gone deep four times in his last six games.

''It's effortless power,'' Hurdle said. ''That ball jumped off the bat.''

Travis Shaw's leadoff homer in the second put the Brewers ahead 1-0 and set a franchise mark, with the Brewers scoring their 16th consecutive run via the long ball.

The Pirates took the lead in the third on Adam Frazier's two-run single off starter Matt Garza (3-3).

McCutchen extended the lead with his homer in the sixth that chased Garza, who gave up four runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. He walked two and recorded three strikeouts.

''I fell into a pattern, threw too many fastballs and he hit it out,'' Garza said.

Pittsburgh added four runs on five hits in the seventh off reliever Wily Peralta. Cole started the inning with a single, his third hit in 25 at-bats this season, and scored on Josh Harrison's double.

''A lot of times those rallies start really innocently,'' Hurdle said.

AFTER THE FALL

The Pirates scored one of their four runs in the seventh when Brewers left fielder Hernan Perez tripped and somersaulted while attempting to throw home after Gregory Polanco's single. The ball squirted away from Perez, who was charged with an error. He appeared to injure his right wrist as he attempted to brace his fall but remained in the game after being examined by trainers.

SOGARD SHINES

Eric Sogard continues to perform at a high level since taking over at second base with Jonathan Villar sidelined with a lower back strain. Sogard, who has a .458 on-base percentage in 31 games with the Brewers this season, is likely to remain in the lineup once Villar returns. ''Eric Sogard continues to play at a really high level and get on base at a really incredible pace,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ''He's been a productive offensive and defensive player.'' Counsell said ''there's space'' to give Villar, who has a .213 batting average, some playing time. ''But we're looking for the players who are helping us win games,'' he said.

OUCH

Pittsburgh's Josh Harrison was hit by a pitch in the ninth. It's the 12th time this season he's been hit, tied for most in the National League.

CUT LOOSE

The Brewers released reliever Neftali Feliz, who had been designated for assignment Wednesday. Feliz began the season as the team's closer after signing a one-year, $5.35 million contract.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: RHP Juan Nicasio, who didn't pitch for two consecutive games due to arm fatigue, was available out of the bullpen. ''(The trainers) couldn't come up with anything structurally,'' Hurdle said.

Brewers: Villar, who is on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain, could begin a rehab assignment this week. ... The team took a cautious approach with rookie reliever Josh Hader, who warmed up three times in the bullpen on Sunday but didn't appear. ''It's very rare that you're going to have somebody up in three separate innings,'' Counsell said. ... Sogard was hit on the left foot by Jhan Marinez's pitch in the eighth. He slowly limped to first base but remained in the game.

UP NEXT

Pirates: Chad Kuhl (1-6) has lost his last six decisions and hasn't gone more than five innings in any start since April 18. He is 1-0 with a 1.76 ERA in three career starts against the Brewers.

Brewers: Zach Davies (7-3) is 1-2 with a 9.56 ERA in four career starts against the Pirates. He notched his lone win on May 7 in Pittsburgh, giving up two runs in 5 2/3 innings.

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  • W: G. Cole (5-6)L: M. Garza (3-3)
  • HR: PIT - A. McCutchen (13), MIL - T. Shaw (13)
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G. Polanco RF51210001.245.315.367.6824.0
D. Freese 3B41200111.266.373.402.7763.5
J. Bell 1B50000028.231.314.453.767-1.0
A. McCutchen CF51231002.260.333.476.8109.0
F. Cervelli C31100102.250.345.381.7263.0
J. Mercer SS41100021.278.355.418.7721.0
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  • a-fouled out for Cole in the 8th
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E. Sogard 2B30100000.350.458.530.9882.0
E. Thames 1B40000033.260.393.596.990-1.5
D. Santana RF40000013.265.361.457.817-0.5
T. Shaw 3B31111011.296.349.538.8865.5
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a- N. Franklin PH10000000.173.235.253.4880.0
H. Perez LF20000100.271.302.480.7821.0
b- J. Aguilar PH10100000.293.365.549.9142.0
M. Pina C30000001.305.344.482.8270.0
c- J. Bandy PH10000011.213.287.390.676-0.5
K. Broxton CF30100111.235.300.466.7661.5
O. Arcia SS30100002.255.297.372.6692.0
M. Garza P20000000.118.167.118.2840.0
W. Peralta P0000-000.250.308.250.000-
L. Brinson LF10000001.136.208.227.4360.0
  • a-grounded out for Espino in the 9th
  • b-doubled for Perez in the 9th
  • c-struck out for Pina in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Harrison (13)
  • HR - A. McCutchen (13)
  • SH - G. Cole (5)
  • RBI - A. Frazier 2 (25), J. Harrison (23), G. Polanco (17), A. McCutchen 3 (40)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Aguilar (12), O. Arcia (10)
  • HR - T. Shaw (13)
  • RBI - T. Shaw (48)
FIELDING
  • DP - J. Mercer, G. Cole, J. Bell
  • PB - F. Cervelli 2 (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - E. Sogard, H. Perez, E. Thames
  • E - H. Perez 2 (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Cole (W, 5-6)7.03112514.281.2527.5
J. Marinez2.02000203.891.645.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Cole (W, 5-6)7.0
J. Marinez2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Garza (L, 3-3)5.16442314.421.29-0.5
W. Peralta1.05441207.211.71-6.0
P. Espino2.20000104.221.136.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Garza (L, 3-3)5.1
W. Peralta1.0
P. Espino2.2
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Marinez (4)
  • HBP - J. Marinez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Cole 103-64, J. Marinez 31-21
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Cole 10-5, J. Marinez 3-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Cole 25, J. Marinez 9
PITCHING
  • HBP - P. Espino (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Garza 95-60, W. Peralta 42-25, P. Espino 35-21
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Garza 7-6, P. Espino 3-4
  • Batters Faced - M. Garza 24, W. Peralta 9, P. Espino 9
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Harrison 2B41110001.297.366.457.8235.0
G. Polanco RF51210001.245.315.367.6824.0
D. Freese 3B41200111.266.373.402.7763.5
J. Bell 1B50000028.231.314.453.767-1.0
A. McCutchen CF51231002.260.333.476.8109.0
F. Cervelli C31100102.250.345.381.7263.0
J. Mercer SS41100021.278.355.418.7721.0
G. Cole P21100011.125.125.125.2501.5
a- E. Diaz PH10000000.313.377.458.8360.0
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  • a-fouled out for Cole in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Sogard 2B30100000.350.458.530.9882.0
E. Thames 1B40000033.260.393.596.990-1.5
D. Santana RF40000013.265.361.457.817-0.5
T. Shaw 3B31111011.296.349.538.8865.5
P. Espino P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
a- N. Franklin PH10000000.173.235.253.4880.0
H. Perez LF20000100.271.302.480.7821.0
b- J. Aguilar PH10100000.293.365.549.9142.0
M. Pina C30000001.305.344.482.8270.0
c- J. Bandy PH10000011.213.287.390.676-0.5
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M. Garza P20000000.118.167.118.2840.0
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L. Brinson LF10000001.136.208.227.4360.0
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  • a-grounded out for Espino in the 9th
  • b-doubled for Perez in the 9th
  • c-struck out for Pina in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Harrison (13)
  • HR - A. McCutchen (13)
  • SH - G. Cole (5)
  • RBI - A. Frazier 2 (25), J. Harrison (23), G. Polanco (17), A. McCutchen 3 (40)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Aguilar (12), O. Arcia (10)
  • HR - T. Shaw (13)
  • RBI - T. Shaw (48)
FIELDING
  • DP - J. Mercer, G. Cole, J. Bell
  • PB - F. Cervelli 2 (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - E. Sogard, H. Perez, E. Thames
  • E - H. Perez 2 (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Cole (W, 5-6)7.03112514.281.2527.5
J. Marinez2.02000203.891.645.0
Total9.0511271---
PITCHERSIP
G. Cole (W, 5-6)7.0
J. Marinez2.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Garza (L, 3-3)5.16442314.421.29-0.5
W. Peralta1.05441207.211.71-6.0
P. Espino2.20000104.221.136.5
Total9.01188361---
PITCHERSIP
M. Garza (L, 3-3)5.1
W. Peralta1.0
P. Espino2.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Marinez (4)
  • HBP - J. Marinez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Cole 103-64, J. Marinez 31-21
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Cole 10-5, J. Marinez 3-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Cole 25, J. Marinez 9
PITCHING
  • HBP - P. Espino (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Garza 95-60, W. Peralta 42-25, P. Espino 35-21
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Garza 7-6, P. Espino 3-4
  • Batters Faced - M. Garza 24, W. Peralta 9, P. Espino 9
  • 7TH INNING
    McCutchen singled to center, Polanco scored, Freese to second81
    Polanco singled to left, Frazier and Harrison scored on left fielder Perez fielding error71
    Harrison doubled to right center, Cole scored, Frazier to third51
  • 6TH INNING
    McCutchen homered to right, Freese scored41
  • 3RD INNING
    Frazier singled to left center, Cervelli and Mercer scored21
  • 2ND INNING
    Shaw homered to center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • P. Espino Pitching:
    • J. Harrison: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Harrison hit by pitch
    • G. Polanco: Polanco reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Harrison out at second
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Ball, Freese safe at first on left fielder Perez fielding error, Polanco to second
    • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bell flied out to center
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, McCutchen lined out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Nick Franklin hit for Paolo Espino
    • N. Franklin: Ball, Strike swinging, Franklin grounded out to second
    • Jesus Aguilar hit for Hernan Perez
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar doubled to left
    • Jett Bandy hit for Manny Pina
    • J. Bandy: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bandy struck out swinging
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Ball, Broxton lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • P. Espino Pitching:
    • J. Mercer: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Mercer struck out on foul tip
    • Elias Diaz hit for Gerrit Cole
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Diaz fouled out to catcher
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier lined out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jhan Marinez pitching
    • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Arcia doubled to deep center
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Brinson grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Sogard hit by pitch
    • E. Thames: Strike swinging, Ball, Arcia to third, Sogard to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • D. Santana: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Santana grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • W. Peralta Pitching:
    • G. Cole: Cole singled to shallow center
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Frazier walked, Cole to second
    • J. Harrison: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Harrison doubled to right center, Cole scored, Frazier to third
    • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Polanco singled to left, Frazier and Harrison scored on left fielder Perez fielding error
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Freese reached on an infield single to third
    • J. Bell: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Ball, McCutchen singled to center, Polanco scored, Freese to second
    • Lewis Brinson in left
    • Paolo Espino pitching
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cervelli grounded into double play third to second to first, McCutchen out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Perez grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Pina: Ball, Pina flied out to deep center
    • K. Broxton: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Broxton struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • D. Freese: Freese singled to center
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, McCutchen homered to right, Freese scored
    • Wily Peralta relieved Matt Garza
    • F. Cervelli: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cervelli popped out to second
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mercer struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • E. Sogard: Sogard singled to left
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Sogard to second on passed ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Santana grounded out to shortstop, Sogard to third
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Shaw struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier flied out to third
    • J. Harrison: Ball, Harrison lined out to second
    • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Polanco grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Broxton walked
    • O. Arcia: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Arcia grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Broxton out at second
    • M. Garza: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Garza grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: McCutchen grounded out to pitcher
    • F. Cervelli: Cervelli singled to left center
    • J. Mercer: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mercer grounded out to shortstop, Cervelli to second
    • G. Cole: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cole struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Santana grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Shaw: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Shaw popped out to shortstop
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Perez walked
    • M. Pina: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pina lined out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Cervelli walked
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Mercer singled to right, Cervelli to second
    • G. Cole: Cole hit sacrifice bunt to third, Cervelli to third, Mercer to second
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Frazier singled to left center, Cervelli and Mercer scored
    • J. Harrison: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Harrison reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Frazier out at second
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Polanco singled to center, Harrison to third
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Freese walked, Polanco to second
    • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bell grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • M. Garza: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Garza grounded out to first
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sogard lined out to center
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Thames grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bell grounded out to second
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Strike looking, McCutchen lined out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Strike looking, Shaw homered to center
    • H. Perez: Perez grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pina grounded out to third
    • K. Broxton: Ball, Strike looking, Broxton reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Broxton to second, Broxton to second on passed ball, Arcia grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier flied out to third
    • J. Harrison: Ball, Strike looking, Harrison flied out to right
    • G. Polanco: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Polanco flied out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Sogard flied out to left
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Thames struck out on foul tip
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)