Peralta, 3 HRs lift Brewers past Rockies 6-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) Colorado manager Bud Black gave Wily Peralta all the credit for the Milwaukee Brewers' latest win over the Rockies.

Peralta pitched five effective innings, and Eric Thames, Travis Shaw and Jonathan Villar each homered to help the Brewers beat the Rockies 6-1 Wednesday night.

''I think it was more him,'' Black said of Peralta. ''You saw his fastball velocity and enough breaking pitches to keep us off balance. As the game went on, he mixed in a changeup to our left-handed hitters.''

Peralta threw 90 pitches, 56 for strikes.

''It was about velocity to pretty good spots at the top of the zone and breaking balls to disrupt our timing,'' Black said. ''I think it was more about him for five.''

Peralta (1-0) allowed three hits, struck out five and walked one. He's already off to a better start than a year ago when he lost his first three outings and struggled through 10 more before being demoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs. He pitched effectively in his final 10 starts after being recalled, posting a 3-4 record with a 2.92 ERA.

''It feels good being able to have my velocity back, especially locating it,'' Peralta said. ''Since coming back from Triple-A, I've been able to define my mechanics and other stuff, and since then it's been good.''

Thames hit a 3-1 pitch 450 feet to deep center and Shaw teed off on a 1-0 pitch for a two-run homer job off Tyler Chatwood (0-1) in the bottom of the fourth. The Brewers added the left-handed hitting tandem to rebalance last season's predominantly right-handed lineup.

Villar ended the Colorado bullpen's scoreless streak at 9 1/3 innings this season with a two-run shot in the eighth.

Neftali Feliz came on with two outs and the bases loaded and struck out Charlie Blackmon for his first save of the season and the 100th of his career.

Carlos Torres pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh, working his way around three walks. Corey Knebel handled the eighth.

Mark Reynolds had a run-scoring single off Taylor Jungmann in the ninth.

''It was more about their pitching,'' Black said. ''We just couldn't solve it.''

Chatwood, who was 8-1 away from Coors Field and had a franchise-record 1.69 road ERA last season, allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out five in his first appearance at Miller Park.

Hernan Perez doubled home a run in the sixth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: LHP Chris Rusin (right oblique strain) throws Thursday at Triple-A Albuquerque. ''Hopefully, he'll get to 45 pitches,'' manager Bud Black said. The plan is to lengthen him out to three innings or the pitch count. ... RHP Chad Qualls (right forearm tightness) threw a bullpen session in Arizona. He is scheduled to throw another one Saturday at Coors Field with a rehab assignment to follow. ... RHP Jairo Diaz (recovering from Tommy John surgery) threw Wednesday and briefly remains in an extended spring-training routine before his rehab assignment.

Brewers: INF/OF Nick Franklin was claimed off waivers Wednesday from Tampa Bay and takes the roster spot of RHP Michael Blazek, who was designated for assignment. . Thames played for the NC Dinos of the Korean Baseball Organization the past three seasons and led the league with 40 home runs in 2016.

WHERE'S HOME?

Orlando Arcia's base-running blunder possibly cost the Brewers a run.

Arcia tripled and tried to score on Peralta's soft fly to right. Right fielder Carlos Gonzalez's throw home was late, but Arcia slid past home. Chatwood, backing up the play, yelled at catcher Tony Walters to tag Arcia when he made no effort to come back and touch the base.

''It was a good defensive play right there,'' Gonzalez said. ''That's what you want to do when you're on the field. You want to play for your teammates. You want to play for your pitchers. In the first three games, we've shown some good defense in the infield and the outfield, too.''

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela makes his major-league debut. He spent the 2016 season with Double-A Hartford where he went 4-1 with a 1.82 ERA in seven starts. This spring, he was 0-4 with a 4.61 ERA in eight games (five starts).

Brewers: RHP Chase Anderson makes his first start of the season. He went 9-11 (ERA 4.39) in 31 games (30 starts) last season. He is 3-3 with a 5.30 ERA in 10 career starts against the Rockies.

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  • W: W. Peralta (1-0)L: T. Chatwood (0-1)S: N. Feliz (1)
  • HR: MIL - J. Villar (1), E. Thames (1), T. Shaw (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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N. Arenado 3B40100002.364.462.455.9161.0
T. Story SS41100031.300.462.500.9621.5
G. Parra LF20100101.545.583.6361.2201.0
a- C. Adames PH10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
M. Reynolds 1B40210011.545.6151.0911.7063.5
T. Wolters P30000012.200.273.200.473-0.5
J. Lyles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- S. Cardullo PH00000000.0001.000.0001.0001.0
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D. Garneau C10000100.000.500.000.5001.0
  • a-struck out for Parra in the 9th
  • b-hit by pitch for Lyles in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar 2B41221011.250.308.583.8916.5
E. Thames 1B41211010.333.400.7781.1786.5
R. Braun LF32100111.273.385.545.9303.5
T. Shaw 3B41121012.417.4171.0001.4176.5
H. Perez RF30110000.143.143.286.4293.0
K. Nieuwenhuis CF30000030.000.000.000.000-1.5
M. Pina C30000000.200.200.200.4000.0
O. Arcia SS30100000.222.300.444.7443.0
W. Peralta SP20100001.500.500.5001.0001.0
C. Torres P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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a- J. Aguilar PH11100000.750.750.7501.5002.0
T. Jungmann P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
N. Feliz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-singled for Knebel in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story (2), M. Reynolds (3)
  • SH - T. Chatwood
  • RBI - M. Reynolds (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Reynolds (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Perez
  • 3B - O. Arcia
  • HR - J. Villar, E. Thames, T. Shaw
  • RBI - J. Villar 2 (4), E. Thames (3), T. Shaw 2 (5), H. Perez
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Perez
BASERUNNING
  • CS - G. Parra
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Villar
  • Picked Off - H. Perez
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Gonzalez
  • DP - N. Arenado, T. Story, T. Wolters, C. Gonzalez, M. Reynolds
FIELDING
  • DP - E. Thames, J. Villar, O. Arcia
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (L, 0-1)6.07441526.001.333.5
J. Lyles2.03220219.001.502.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (L, 0-1)6.0
J. Lyles2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Peralta (W, 1-0)5.03001500.000.8020.5
C. Torres (H, 2)2.00003100.001.503.5
C. Knebel1.00001100.001.002.5
T. Jungmann0.221111013.504.50-3.5
N. Feliz (S, 1)0.10000100.000.007.5
PITCHERSIP
W. Peralta (W, 1-0)5.0
C. Torres (H, 2)2.0
C. Knebel1.0
T. Jungmann0.2
N. Feliz (S, 1)0.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 94-57, J. Lyles 38-25
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 7-3, J. Lyles 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 23, J. Lyles 8
  • Balks - T. Chatwood
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Torres
  • HBP - T. Jungmann
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Peralta 90-56, C. Torres 27-12, C. Knebel 19-10, T. Jungmann 32-16, N. Feliz 5-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Peralta 8-1, C. Torres 2-2, C. Knebel 2-0, T. Jungmann 1-0
  • Batters Faced - W. Peralta 18, C. Torres 8, C. Knebel 4, T. Jungmann 6, N. Feliz
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF30000223.167.286.167.4521.0
D. LeMahieu 2B20000202.091.231.091.3222.0
C. Gonzalez RF40000013.083.154.167.321-0.5
N. Arenado 3B40100002.364.462.455.9161.0
T. Story SS41100031.300.462.500.9621.5
G. Parra LF20100101.545.583.6361.2201.0
a- C. Adames PH10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
M. Reynolds 1B40210011.545.6151.0911.7063.5
T. Wolters P30000012.200.273.200.473-0.5
J. Lyles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- S. Cardullo PH00000000.0001.000.0001.0001.0
T. Chatwood SP10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Parra in the 9th
  • b-hit by pitch for Lyles in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar 2B41221011.250.308.583.8916.5
E. Thames 1B41211010.333.400.7781.1786.5
R. Braun LF32100111.273.385.545.9303.5
T. Shaw 3B41121012.417.4171.0001.4176.5
H. Perez RF30110000.143.143.286.4293.0
K. Nieuwenhuis CF30000030.000.000.000.000-1.5
M. Pina C30000000.200.200.200.4000.0
O. Arcia SS30100000.222.300.444.7443.0
W. Peralta SP20100001.500.500.5001.0001.0
C. Torres P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Knebel P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Aguilar PH11100000.750.750.7501.5002.0
T. Jungmann P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
N. Feliz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-singled for Knebel in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Story (2), M. Reynolds (3)
  • SH - T. Chatwood
  • RBI - M. Reynolds (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Reynolds (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Perez
  • 3B - O. Arcia
  • HR - J. Villar, E. Thames, T. Shaw
  • RBI - J. Villar 2 (4), E. Thames (3), T. Shaw 2 (5), H. Perez
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Perez
BASERUNNING
  • CS - G. Parra
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Villar
  • Picked Off - H. Perez
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Gonzalez
  • DP - N. Arenado, T. Story, T. Wolters, C. Gonzalez, M. Reynolds
FIELDING
  • DP - E. Thames, J. Villar, O. Arcia
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (L, 0-1)6.07441526.001.333.5
J. Lyles2.03220219.001.502.0
Total8.01066173---
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (L, 0-1)6.0
J. Lyles2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Peralta (W, 1-0)5.03001500.000.8020.5
C. Torres (H, 2)2.00003100.001.503.5
C. Knebel1.00001100.001.002.5
T. Jungmann0.221111013.504.50-3.5
N. Feliz (S, 1)0.10000100.000.007.5
Total9.0511690---
PITCHERSIP
W. Peralta (W, 1-0)5.0
C. Torres (H, 2)2.0
C. Knebel1.0
T. Jungmann0.2
N. Feliz (S, 1)0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 94-57, J. Lyles 38-25
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 7-3, J. Lyles 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 23, J. Lyles 8
  • Balks - T. Chatwood
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Torres
  • HBP - T. Jungmann
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Peralta 90-56, C. Torres 27-12, C. Knebel 19-10, T. Jungmann 32-16, N. Feliz 5-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Peralta 8-1, C. Torres 2-2, C. Knebel 2-0, T. Jungmann 1-0
  • Batters Faced - W. Peralta 18, C. Torres 8, C. Knebel 4, T. Jungmann 6, N. Feliz
  • 9TH INNING
    Reynolds singled to left, Story scored16
  • 8TH INNING
    Villar homered to right, Aguilar scored06
  • 6TH INNING
    Perez doubled to center, Braun scored04
  • 4TH INNING
    Shaw homered to right center, Braun scored03
    Thames homered to right center03
  • 9TH INNING
    • Taylor Jungmann pitching
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Story: Ball, Story doubled to deep left
    • Cristhian Adames hit for Gerardo Parra
    • C. Adames: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Reynolds singled to left, Story scored
    • Stephen Cardullo hit for Jordan Lyles
    • S. Cardullo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cardullo hit by pitch, Reynolds to second
    • D. Garneau: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garneau walked, Reynolds to third, Cardullo to second
    • Neftali Feliz relieved Taylor Jungmann
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Corey Knebel relieved Carlos Torres
    • D. Garneau: Garneau grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Blackmon struck out on foul tip
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jesus Aguilar hit for Corey Knebel
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Aguilar reached on an infield single
    • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Villar homered to right, Aguilar scored
    • E. Thames: Strike swinging, Thames singled to center
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Braun struck out on foul tip
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Shaw grounded into double play third to shortstop to third to first, Thames out at second
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • C. Torres Pitching:
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Parra walked
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Reynolds popped out to second
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Wolters lined out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jordan Lyles relieved Tony Wolters
    • K. Nieuwenhuis: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul tip, Nieuwenhuis struck out on foul tip
    • M. Pina: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Pina lined out to center
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Arcia grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Torres Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Blackmon to second on wild pitch, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to first, Blackmon to third, LeMahieu out at second
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado grounded into double play second to shortstop to second to first, Gonzalez out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Thames grounded out to second
    • R. Braun: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Braun walked
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Balk ball, Braun to second on balk, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • H. Perez: Ball, Foul, Perez doubled to center, Braun scored
    • K. Nieuwenhuis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Perez picked off at second, pitcher to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • W. Peralta Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • T. Chatwood: Ball, Strike looking, Chatwood grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Foul, Pina flied out to right
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Foul, Arcia popped out to shortstop
    • W. Peralta: Ball, Peralta singled to right
    • J. Villar: Villar grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Peralta out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • W. Peralta Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to first
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado singled to left center
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Foul, Parra grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Thames homered to right center
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Braun reached on an infield single
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Shaw homered to right center, Braun scored
    • H. Perez: Ball, Perez grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Nieuwenhuis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Nieuwenhuis struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • W. Peralta Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Reynolds doubled to left
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Wolters reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Reynolds out at third
    • T. Chatwood: Chatwood sacrificed to catcher, Wolters to second
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Blackmon out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • M. Pina: Ball, Pina grounded out to shortstop
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Arcia tripled to left center
    • W. Peralta: Strike swinging, Ball, Peralta lined into double play right to catcher, Arcia out at home
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • W. Peralta Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado grounded out to third
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Parra reached on an infield single
    • M. Reynolds: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Parra caught stealing, catcher to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Foul, Shaw grounded out to second
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Perez grounded out to pitcher
    • K. Nieuwenhuis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Nieuwenhuis struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • W. Peralta Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Blackmon lined out to right
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Villar singled to right
    • E. Thames: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Villar picked off at second, first to pitcher to shortstop, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Thames struck out on foul tip
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Braun grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)