Braun and Arcia go deep, Brewers beat Phillies 9-6

MILWAUKEE (AP) Everything changed once Ryan Braun, Orlando Arcia and the Milwaukee Brewers got a man on base against Philadelphia Phillies rookie starter Nick Pivetta.

Braun hit a grand slam off the scoreboard in center field and Arcia added a three-run shot in the Brewers' eight-run second inning, helping Milwaukee beat Philadelphia 9-6 on Friday night.

Pivetta (2-5) struck out his first four batters before the Brewers got on top of his fastball in the second.

''When he was in the stretch, things changed, for sure,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ''That can happen. To me, that's what really changed it, getting him into the stretch.''

Keon Broxton snapped an 0-for-14 skid with a run-scoring single, and Arcia hit his ninth home run, a shot that landed in the Brewers' bullpen. Braun crushed the first pitch for his sixth career grand slam, most in franchise history.

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin noticed Pivetta's struggles from the stretch, too.

''He struck out four in a row, then he just didn't locate any of his pitches,'' Mackanin said. ''He hung every breaking ball he threw up there in that one span of eight or nine hitters. Then he was a different pitcher after that. The home run and the grand slam did him in.''

Pivetta gave up nine runs over five innings, more than in any of his previous 11 starts.

Zach Davies (11-4) won his fourth straight start, but it was a struggle. He labored through the first and fifth innings before being pulled with one out and two on in the sixth. He was charged with six runs, five earned.

''I don't think he was on top of it,'' Counsell said of Davies. ''Five walks, that's not him. There's a couple of walks that really hurt him.''

The Phillies scored twice in the first, but Davies held them scoreless until the fifth. Philadelphia made it 8-4 when Maikel Franco drove in his second run of the game, and another run scored on center fielder Broxton's fielding error.

Manny Pina got a run back on a sacrifice fly in the fifth, but Davies walked three and gave up Odubel Herrera's two-run homer. Carlos Torres came on and got out of the sixth.

''This is another speed bump to the year, but you've got to kind of just ride it out,'' Davies said.

Jared Hughes, Josh Hader and Jacob Barnes pitched scoreless relief. Corey Knebel pitched the ninth for his 15th save. He struck out Tommy Joseph for his 44th consecutive appearance with a strikeout to start the season, a major league record.

Franco went 4 for 5 and stayed hot at Miller Park. He came in 7 for 13 with three home runs and eight RBIs at the stadium.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: RHP Vince Velasquez (right elbow flexor strain) made a rehab start and could return for the three-game series beginning Monday against the Marlins.

Brewers: OF Brett Phillips was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs after RHP Junior Guerra was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right shin contusion. ... INF Eric Sogard (left ankle strain) took batting practice, but nothing more. ''We haven't got him on the ground running yet, which is something we need to do,'' manager Craig Counsell said.

BREWERS STAY HOT

Milwaukee (51-41) is a season-high 10 games over .500, and the victory was their seventh in the last eight games.

ALTHERR INJURY UPDATE

Altherr doubled in the fifth, but then left the game with a mild right hamstring strain after legging out the base hit. Cameron Perkins pinch ran and replaced him in right field.

''We'll know more tomorrow,'' Mackanin said. ''I don't know how severe it is. If it's mild, it's a day or two.''

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Aaron Nola (6-6, 3.59 ERA) makes his 13th start of the season and fifth career against the Brewers. He is 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA facing Milwaukee.

Brewers: RHP Jimmy Nelson (8-4, 3.30 ERA) makes his 19th start of the season and fourth career against the Phillies. He is 1-1 with a 6.89 ERA facing Philadelphia.

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  • W: Z. Davies (11-4)L: N. Pivetta (2-5)S: C. Knebel (15)
  • HR: PHI - O. Herrera (7), MIL - R. Braun (11), O. Arcia (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Perkins PR-RF21000003.162.200.216.4161.0
J. Benoit P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
F. Galvis SS42100124.251.302.421.7233.0
M. Franco 3B50420000.226.281.396.6788.0
T. Joseph 1B40000123.248.311.460.7710.0
N. Williams LF-RF40010042.250.300.389.689-1.0
A. Knapp C41100114.250.356.379.7352.5
O. Herrera CF31121103.257.294.402.6968.0
A. Blanco 2B30000121.146.226.198.4240.0
N. Pivetta P20000010.095.095.095.190-0.5
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L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Nava PH-LF10000001.297.389.406.7950.0
  • a-walked for Pivetta in the 6th
  • b-lined out for Garcia in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar 2B51100020.220.286.350.6361.0
E. Thames 1B31000230.245.374.556.9301.5
R. Braun LF41141022.259.339.558.8978.0
T. Shaw 3B31000110.296.366.565.9311.5
D. Santana RF41200000.293.386.503.8895.0
M. Pina C31210000.293.332.461.7924.0
K. Broxton CF41110003.228.304.448.7523.0
O. Arcia SS41131002.282.322.425.7478.0
Z. Davies P11000100.115.233.192.4262.0
C. Torres P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- B. Phillips PH10000010.182.182.182.364-0.5
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Hader P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Barnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Aguilar PH10000000.292.356.550.9060.0
C. Knebel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Torres in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Barnes in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Altherr 2 (20), M. Franco 2 (16)
  • HR - O. Herrera (7)
  • SF - N. Williams
  • RBI - M. Franco 2 (47), N. Williams (2), O. Herrera 2 (31)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Franco (16)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Santana 2 (18)
  • HR - R. Braun (11), O. Arcia (9)
  • SF - M. Pina (2)
  • RBI - R. Braun 4 (27), M. Pina (29), K. Broxton (36), O. Arcia 3 (33)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Franco (8), R. Pinto
FIELDING
  • E - O. Arcia (13), K. Broxton (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 2-5)5.07993525.631.48-6.5
R. Pinto1.00001204.501.703.0
L. Garcia1.01000002.481.102.0
J. Benoit1.00000204.291.184.0
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 2-5)5.0
R. Pinto1.0
L. Garcia1.0
J. Benoit1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Davies (W, 11-4)5.17655615.081.508.0
C. Torres (H, 13)0.20000004.301.520.0
J. Hughes (H, 8)0.11000002.891.21-1.0
J. Hader (H, 2)0.20001200.691.080.0
J. Barnes (H, 17)1.00000203.541.184.0
C. Knebel (S, 15)1.01000201.661.1810.0
PITCHERSIP
Z. Davies (W, 11-4)5.1
C. Torres (H, 13)0.2
J. Hughes (H, 8)0.1
J. Hader (H, 2)0.2
J. Barnes (H, 17)1.0
C. Knebel (S, 15)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 89-56, R. Pinto 26-15, L. Garcia 11-9, J. Benoit 16-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 5-5, R. Pinto 1-1, L. Garcia 4-0, J. Benoit 1-0
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 25, R. Pinto 5, L. Garcia 5, J. Benoit 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 104-59, C. Torres 7-4, J. Hughes 8-6, J. Hader 14-8, J. Barnes 18-10, C. Knebel 15-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 5-4, C. Torres 2-0, J. Hughes 1-0, J. Barnes 1-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 27, C. Torres 2, J. Hughes 2, J. Hader 3, J. Barnes 4, C. Knebel 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Altherr RF31200000.288.359.539.8985.0
C. Perkins PR-RF21000003.162.200.216.4161.0
J. Benoit P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
F. Galvis SS42100124.251.302.421.7233.0
M. Franco 3B50420000.226.281.396.6788.0
T. Joseph 1B40000123.248.311.460.7710.0
N. Williams LF-RF40010042.250.300.389.689-1.0
A. Knapp C41100114.250.356.379.7352.5
O. Herrera CF31121103.257.294.402.6968.0
A. Blanco 2B30000121.146.226.198.4240.0
N. Pivetta P20000010.095.095.095.190-0.5
a- B. Stassi PH00000100.178.277.315.5921.0
R. Pinto P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Pivetta in the 6th
  • b-lined out for Garcia in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar 2B51100020.220.286.350.6361.0
E. Thames 1B31000230.245.374.556.9301.5
R. Braun LF41141022.259.339.558.8978.0
T. Shaw 3B31000110.296.366.565.9311.5
D. Santana RF41200000.293.386.503.8895.0
M. Pina C31210000.293.332.461.7924.0
K. Broxton CF41110003.228.304.448.7523.0
O. Arcia SS41131002.282.322.425.7478.0
Z. Davies P11000100.115.233.192.4262.0
C. Torres P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- B. Phillips PH10000010.182.182.182.364-0.5
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Hader P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Barnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Aguilar PH10000000.292.356.550.9060.0
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  • a-struck out for Torres in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Barnes in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Altherr 2 (20), M. Franco 2 (16)
  • HR - O. Herrera (7)
  • SF - N. Williams
  • RBI - M. Franco 2 (47), N. Williams (2), O. Herrera 2 (31)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Franco (16)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Santana 2 (18)
  • HR - R. Braun (11), O. Arcia (9)
  • SF - M. Pina (2)
  • RBI - R. Braun 4 (27), M. Pina (29), K. Broxton (36), O. Arcia 3 (33)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Franco (8), R. Pinto
FIELDING
  • E - O. Arcia (13), K. Broxton (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 2-5)5.07993525.631.48-6.5
R. Pinto1.00001204.501.703.0
L. Garcia1.01000002.481.102.0
J. Benoit1.00000204.291.184.0
Total8.0899492---
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 2-5)5.0
R. Pinto1.0
L. Garcia1.0
J. Benoit1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Davies (W, 11-4)5.17655615.081.508.0
C. Torres (H, 13)0.20000004.301.520.0
J. Hughes (H, 8)0.11000002.891.21-1.0
J. Hader (H, 2)0.20001200.691.080.0
J. Barnes (H, 17)1.00000203.541.184.0
C. Knebel (S, 15)1.01000201.661.1810.0
Total9.09656121---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Davies (W, 11-4)5.1
C. Torres (H, 13)0.2
J. Hughes (H, 8)0.1
J. Hader (H, 2)0.2
J. Barnes (H, 17)1.0
C. Knebel (S, 15)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 89-56, R. Pinto 26-15, L. Garcia 11-9, J. Benoit 16-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 5-5, R. Pinto 1-1, L. Garcia 4-0, J. Benoit 1-0
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 25, R. Pinto 5, L. Garcia 5, J. Benoit 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 104-59, C. Torres 7-4, J. Hughes 8-6, J. Hader 14-8, J. Barnes 18-10, C. Knebel 15-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 5-4, C. Torres 2-0, J. Hughes 1-0, J. Barnes 1-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 27, C. Torres 2, J. Hughes 2, J. Hader 3, J. Barnes 4, C. Knebel 4
  • 6TH INNING
    Herrera homered to right, Knapp scored49
  • 5TH INNING
    Pina hit sacrifice fly to right, Shaw scored, Santana to third49
    Franco singled to deep center, Perkins and Galvis scored, Franco to second on center fielder Broxton fielding error48
  • 2ND INNING
    Braun homered to center, Davies, Villar and Thames scored28
    Arcia homered to left center, Pina and Broxton scored24
    Broxton singled to left, Santana scored, Pina to second21
  • 1ST INNING
    Williams hit sacrifice fly to center, Galvis scored20
    Franco singled to right, Altherr scored, Galvis to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Corey Knebel pitching
    • M. Franco: Ball, Foul, Franco doubled to deep right center
    • T. Joseph: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
    • N. Williams: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Foul, Knapp flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. Hader Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Herrera walked
    • Jacob Barnes relieved Josh Hader
    • A. Blanco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Blanco struck out on foul tip
    • Daniel Nava hit for Luis Garcia
    • D. Nava: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Nava lined out to right
    • C. Perkins: Ball, Perkins safe at first on shortstop Arcia fielding error, Herrera to second
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Joaquin Benoit pitching
    • Jesus Aguilar hit for Jacob Barnes
    • Nick Williams in right
    • Daniel Nava in left
    • J. Aguilar: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Aguilar grounded out to third
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • E. Thames: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jared Hughes pitching
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Franco doubled to left center
    • T. Joseph: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Joseph grounded out to second, Franco to third
    • Josh Hader relieved Jared Hughes
    • N. Williams: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Luis Garcia relieved Ricardo Pinto
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Shaw grounded out to first
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Santana safe at first on 3rd baseman Franco fielding error
    • M. Pina: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pina singled to left, Santana to second
    • K. Broxton: Broxton reached on fielder's choice to third, Santana out at third, Pina to second
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Arcia grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Williams struck out looking
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Knapp walked
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Herrera homered to right, Knapp scored
    • A. Blanco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blanco walked
    • Brock Stassi hit for Nick Pivetta
    • B. Stassi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Stassi walked, Blanco to second
    • Carlos Torres relieved Zach Davies
    • C. Perkins: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Perkins grounded out to first, Blanco to third, Stassi to second
    • F. Galvis: Galvis grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Ricardo Pinto pitching
    • O. Arcia: Arcia popped out to second
    • Brett Phillips hit for Carlos Torres
    • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Phillips struck out swinging
    • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villar safe at first on Pinto fielding error
    • E. Thames: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Thames walked, Villar to second
    • R. Braun: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • A. Blanco: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Blanco grounded out to first
    • N. Pivetta: Strike looking, Ball, Pivetta lined out to first
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Altherr doubled to deep center
    • Cameron Perkins ran for Aaron Altherr
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked
    • M. Franco: Franco singled to deep center, Perkins and Galvis scored, Franco to second on center fielder Broxton fielding error
    • T. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Joseph fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Cameron Perkins in right
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Braun grounded out to third
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Shaw walked
    • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Santana doubled to deep right, Shaw to third
    • M. Pina: Ball, Pina hit sacrifice fly to right, Shaw scored, Santana to third
    • K. Broxton: Strike swinging, Broxton grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Williams struck out looking
    • A. Knapp: Knapp singled to right
    • O. Herrera: Herrera grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Knapp out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • Z. Davies: Davies grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Villar grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Thames: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Thames struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Galvis struck out looking
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Franco grounded out to third
    • T. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pina lined out to center
    • K. Broxton: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Broxton flied out to deep right
    • O. Arcia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Arcia flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • A. Blanco: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Blanco struck out looking
    • N. Pivetta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pivetta struck out swinging
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Altherr grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Santana doubled to deep left
    • M. Pina: Ball, Ball, Pina singled to left, Santana to third
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Broxton singled to left, Santana scored, Pina to second
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Arcia homered to left center, Pina and Broxton scored
    • Z. Davies: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davies walked
    • J. Villar: Ball, Villar singled to deep right center, Davies to third
    • E. Thames: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Thames walked, Villar to second
    • R. Braun: Braun homered to center, Davies, Villar and Thames scored
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Shaw flied out to deep center
    • D. Santana: Ball, Santana grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (8 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Altherr doubled to deep right center
    • F. Galvis: Galvis singled to right, Altherr to third
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Franco singled to right, Altherr scored, Galvis to second
    • T. Joseph: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Joseph walked, Galvis to third, Franco to second
    • N. Williams: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Williams hit sacrifice fly to center, Galvis scored
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Ball, Knapp reached on fielder's choice to second, Franco to third, Joseph out at second
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Herrera fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Braun struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)