Aguilar's walk-off homer leads Brewers past Marlins, 6-5

MILWAUKEE (AP) Jesus Aguilar certainly has made the most of his opportunities this season.

A late-inning replacement, Aguilar homered on the 13th pitch leading off the bottom of the ninth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied past the Miami Marlins 6-5 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive win.

''He has become a force in the National League off the bench,'' Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. ''I don't know around the league of guys who are more dangerous. I've never seen anything better than that, for sure.''

Aguilar, who is hitting .419 (13 for 31, got his first home run of the season off Junichi Tazawa (0-1) after falling behind 0-2 in the at-bat. Eleven pitches later, he belted an opposite-field home run to set off a wild celebration.

''I feel like a superstar,'' Aguilar said. ''I know he throws a lot off speed so I was trying to stay back on it. I was just trying to battle and find a pitch I could drive.''

Milwaukee tied the score in the eighth when Miami left fielder Derek Dietrich appeared to misjudge Eric Sogard's two-out popup to left, allowing Travis Shaw to score from second. Eric Thames was thrown out at the plate attempting to score the go-ahead run from first. Originally ruled an error, Sogard later was credited with a double and a run batted in.

Jeremy Jeffress (2-0) pitched a scoreless inning of relief to get the win.

The Marlins, who have lost six of seven, jumped out to 1-0 lead on Dietrich's homer off Brent Suter in the first inning. Lewis Brinson's three-run shot in the second extended Miami's lead to 4-0.

Shaw's leadoff home run in the bottom of the second off Jose Urena got the Brewers on the scoreboard. Shaw has reached first base 11 times (six walks, four hits, including two home runs, and hit by pitch) in the first three games against the Marlins.

Milwaukee scored twice in the fourth on Thames' run-scoring single and an RBI groundout by Sogard.

Miami extended the lead to 5-3 in fifth when Brian Anderson's base hit drove in Starlin Castro, who singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch.

The Brewers again pulled within a run in their half of the fifth on Ryan Braun's sacrifice fly.

Suter gave up five runs and eight hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out four.

Urena, who made his first road start of the season, gave up four runs and four hits in five innings. He walked two batters and struck out three.

''Obviously, that's a tough loss but we've got to keep going and not put our heads down because that's when it's going to snowball and the next thing you know we are deeper in the hole,'' Brinson said.

SLICK FIELDING

Starlin Castro led off the third with a single and attempted to advance to second when the throw from the outfield skipped past Brewers'second baseman Jonathan Villar. First baseman Eric Thames, backing up the play, fielded the throw and flipped the ball back with his glove to Villar, who tagged out Castro.

CONCERN FOR FARQUHAR

Reports that Chicago White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm while in the dugout during a game Friday night stunned Counsell and Mattingly. ''I have never seen anything like it,'' Mattingly said. Farquhar was in stable but critical condition on Saturday night.

''A serious, serious medical situation for sure,'' Counsell said. ''You hear the word aneurysm and that is really scary.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: INF Martin Prado (left hamstring strain) had a double and an RBI in three at-bats on Saturday night in a rehab assignment for Class-A Jupiter. ... RHP Dan Straily (right forearm strain) is expected to pitch Tuesday for Double-A Jacksonville. ''We would love to have him back right away to bring some of that veteran (presence) into that rotation but we want him to be ready and feel like he is ready to compete,'' Mattingly said.

Brewers: SS Orlando Arcia sat out after twisting his ankle attempting to get back to first base after singling in the eighth inning of Friday night's game. ''He just kind of jammed his ankle and had a little swelling,'' Counsell said. ''I don't think we are completely out of the woods with it, but we will give him at least today (off).''

UP NEXT

Marlins LHP Caleb Smith (0-2, 6.89 ERA) makes his fifth start of the season in the series finale on Sunday against Brewers RHP Junior Guerra (1-0, 0.82).

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  • W: J. Jeffress (2-0)L: J. Tazawa (0-1)
  • HR: MIA - D. Dietrich (2), L. Brinson (3), MIL - J. Aguilar (1), T. Shaw (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Rojas SS-1B30000100.256.318.372.6891.0
D. Dietrich LF41111011.261.316.364.6795.5
S. Castro 2B41300000.300.356.325.6814.0
B. Anderson 3B30210010.254.391.366.7574.5
J. Bour 1B41100004.225.304.408.7122.0
Y. Rivera SS00000000.167.286.167.4520.0
C. Maybin RF41100013.214.308.286.5931.5
L. Brinson CF41131030.157.203.286.4886.5
B. Holaday C40000000.182.250.212.4620.0
J. Urena P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
N. Wittgren P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. Telis PH10000000.240.296.280.5760.0
D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Shuck PH10000000.292.346.375.7210.0
J. Tazawa P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Wittgren in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Barraclough in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF40100001.301.395.466.8611.0
C. Yelich RF40000013.342.444.526.971-0.5
R. Braun LF31110000.234.261.516.7764.0
T. Shaw 3B23111201.296.387.531.91810.0
E. Thames 1B30110100.254.362.6611.0233.0
J. Jeffress P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Sogard SS40120012.167.205.262.4663.5
J. Villar 2B30100001.273.304.333.6380.0
J. Hader P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
M. Albers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Aguilar 1B11111000.419.486.6451.1316.0
J. Bandy C30000021.200.289.325.614-1.0
B. Suter P10000010.000.143.000.143-0.5
a- D. Santana PH01000100.222.317.236.5532.0
J. Barnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Perez 2B10100000.220.256.366.6221.0
  • a-walked for Suter in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson (5)
  • HR - D. Dietrich (2), L. Brinson (3)
  • RBI - D. Dietrich (6), B. Anderson (11), L. Brinson 3 (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Anderson (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Braun (3), E. Sogard (4)
  • HR - T. Shaw (4), J. Aguilar
  • SF - R. Braun (2)
  • RBI - R. Braun (14), T. Shaw (10), E. Thames (13), E. Sogard 2 (2), J. Aguilar (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Sogard
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Villar
FIELDING
  • E - B. Anderson (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena5.04442315.881.386.5
N. Wittgren (H, 1)1.01000100.001.002.5
D. Steckenrider (H, 3)1.01000101.691.032.5
K. Barraclough (BS, 2)1.01112003.121.04-1.0
J. Tazawa (L, 0-1)0.01110017.151.59-7.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena5.0
N. Wittgren (H, 1)1.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 3)1.0
K. Barraclough (BS, 2)1.0
J. Tazawa (L, 0-1)0.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Suter5.08551425.681.463.0
J. Barnes1.00000201.381.004.0
J. Hader1.00000101.420.473.5
M. Albers1.01000001.741.062.0
J. Jeffress (W, 2-0)1.00000100.770.7710.5
PITCHERSIP
B. Suter5.0
J. Barnes1.0
J. Hader1.0
M. Albers1.0
J. Jeffress (W, 2-0)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - K. Barraclough
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 99-59, N. Wittgren 23-14, D. Steckenrider 10-8, K. Barraclough 21-9, J. Tazawa 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 9-4, D. Steckenrider 1-0, K. Barraclough 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 22, N. Wittgren 3, D. Steckenrider 3, K. Barraclough 5, J. Tazawa
  • Balks - J. Urena
PITCHING
  • WP - B. Suter
  • HBP - M. Albers
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Suter 87-56, J. Barnes 17-9, J. Hader 12-9, M. Albers 16-10, J. Jeffress 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Suter 2-8, J. Hader 1-1, M. Albers 1-1, J. Jeffress 2-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Suter 23, J. Barnes 3, J. Hader 3, M. Albers 4, J. Jeffress 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Rojas SS-1B30000100.256.318.372.6891.0
D. Dietrich LF41111011.261.316.364.6795.5
S. Castro 2B41300000.300.356.325.6814.0
B. Anderson 3B30210010.254.391.366.7574.5
J. Bour 1B41100004.225.304.408.7122.0
Y. Rivera SS00000000.167.286.167.4520.0
C. Maybin RF41100013.214.308.286.5931.5
L. Brinson CF41131030.157.203.286.4886.5
B. Holaday C40000000.182.250.212.4620.0
J. Urena P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
N. Wittgren P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. Telis PH10000000.240.296.280.5760.0
D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Shuck PH10000000.292.346.375.7210.0
J. Tazawa P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Wittgren in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Barraclough in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF40100001.301.395.466.8611.0
C. Yelich RF40000013.342.444.526.971-0.5
R. Braun LF31110000.234.261.516.7764.0
T. Shaw 3B23111201.296.387.531.91810.0
E. Thames 1B30110100.254.362.6611.0233.0
J. Jeffress P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Sogard SS40120012.167.205.262.4663.5
J. Villar 2B30100001.273.304.333.6380.0
J. Hader P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
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J. Aguilar 1B11111000.419.486.6451.1316.0
J. Bandy C30000021.200.289.325.614-1.0
B. Suter P10000010.000.143.000.143-0.5
a- D. Santana PH01000100.222.317.236.5532.0
J. Barnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Perez 2B10100000.220.256.366.6221.0
Total296862459-----
  • a-walked for Suter in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson (5)
  • HR - D. Dietrich (2), L. Brinson (3)
  • RBI - D. Dietrich (6), B. Anderson (11), L. Brinson 3 (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Anderson (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Braun (3), E. Sogard (4)
  • HR - T. Shaw (4), J. Aguilar
  • SF - R. Braun (2)
  • RBI - R. Braun (14), T. Shaw (10), E. Thames (13), E. Sogard 2 (2), J. Aguilar (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Sogard
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Villar
FIELDING
  • E - B. Anderson (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena5.04442315.881.386.5
N. Wittgren (H, 1)1.01000100.001.002.5
D. Steckenrider (H, 3)1.01000101.691.032.5
K. Barraclough (BS, 2)1.01112003.121.04-1.0
J. Tazawa (L, 0-1)0.01110017.151.59-7.0
Total8.0866452---
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena5.0
N. Wittgren (H, 1)1.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 3)1.0
K. Barraclough (BS, 2)1.0
J. Tazawa (L, 0-1)0.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Suter5.08551425.681.463.0
J. Barnes1.00000201.381.004.0
J. Hader1.00000101.420.473.5
M. Albers1.01000001.741.062.0
J. Jeffress (W, 2-0)1.00000100.770.7710.5
Total9.0955182---
PITCHERSIP
B. Suter5.0
J. Barnes1.0
J. Hader1.0
M. Albers1.0
J. Jeffress (W, 2-0)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - K. Barraclough
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 99-59, N. Wittgren 23-14, D. Steckenrider 10-8, K. Barraclough 21-9, J. Tazawa 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 9-4, D. Steckenrider 1-0, K. Barraclough 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 22, N. Wittgren 3, D. Steckenrider 3, K. Barraclough 5, J. Tazawa
  • Balks - J. Urena
PITCHING
  • WP - B. Suter
  • HBP - M. Albers
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Suter 87-56, J. Barnes 17-9, J. Hader 12-9, M. Albers 16-10, J. Jeffress 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Suter 2-8, J. Hader 1-1, M. Albers 1-1, J. Jeffress 2-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Suter 23, J. Barnes 3, J. Hader 3, M. Albers 4, J. Jeffress 3
  • 9TH INNING
    Aguilar homered to right center56
  • 8TH INNING
    Sogard safe at first on left fielder Dietrich fielding error, Shaw scored, Thames out at home55
  • 5TH INNING
    Braun hit sacrifice fly to center, Santana scored54
    Anderson singled to right, Castro scored53
  • 4TH INNING
    Sogard grounded out to second, Shaw scored, Thames to second43
    Thames singled to right, Braun scored, Shaw to third42
  • 2ND INNING
    Shaw homered to left center41
    Brinson homered to center, Bour and Maybin scored40
  • 1ST INNING
    Dietrich homered to right center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jeremy Jeffress pitching
    • Jesus Aguilar at first
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • B. Holaday: Ball, Holaday grounded out to shortstop
    • J.B. Shuck hit for Kyle Barraclough
    • J. Shuck: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Shuck grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Junichi Tazawa pitching
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Aguilar homered to right center
  • 8TH INNING
    • Matt Albers relieved Josh Hader
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Castro singled to right
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Anderson hit by pitch, Castro to second
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Ball, Bour flied out to shallow left
    • C. Maybin: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Maybin grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Anderson out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Barraclough relieved Drew Steckenrider
    • Yadiel Rivera at shortstop
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Yelich grounded out to second
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Braun flied out to right
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Shaw walked
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Shaw to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Thames walked
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Sogard safe at first on left fielder Dietrich fielding error, Shaw scored, Thames out at home
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Hernan Perez at second
    • Tomas Telis hit for Nick Wittgren
    • Josh Hader pitching
    • T. Telis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Telis grounded out to first
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rojas lined out to right
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Drew Steckenrider pitching
    • J. Bandy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bandy struck out swinging
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Perez singled to left center
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cain grounded into double play third to second to first, Perez out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Jacob Barnes pitching
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • B. Holaday: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Holaday flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Nick Wittgren relieved Jose Urena
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Thames flied out to left
    • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Sogard struck out looking
    • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Villar reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Bandy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Villar caught stealing, catcher to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • B. Suter Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike looking, Rojas lined out to third
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Dietrich popped out to second
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castro singled to left
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Castro to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Anderson singled to right, Castro scored
    • J. Bour: Pickoff attempt, Bour grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Domingo Santana hit for Brent Suter
    • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Cain singled to left, Santana to second
    • C. Yelich: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Yelich flied out to deep right, Santana to third
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Braun hit sacrifice fly to center, Santana scored
    • T. Shaw: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Shaw flied out to deep right
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • B. Suter Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • B. Holaday: Holaday fouled out to catcher
    • J. Urena: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • R. Braun: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Braun doubled to left center
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Shaw walked
    • E. Thames: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Thames singled to right, Braun scored, Shaw to third
    • E. Sogard: Foul, Ball, Sogard grounded out to second, Shaw scored, Thames to second
    • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Villar grounded out to shortstop, Thames to third
    • J. Bandy: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Bandy grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • B. Suter Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Castro singled to center, Castro out at second
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Anderson doubled to deep left
    • J. Bour: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bour flied out to left
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Maybin flied out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • J. Bandy: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bandy struck out swinging
    • B. Suter: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Suter struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Ball, Cain safe at first on 3rd baseman Anderson fielding error, Cain to second
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Cain to third on balk, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Yelich grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • B. Suter Pitching:
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bour singled to center
    • C. Maybin: Foul, Maybin singled to left, Bour to second
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Brinson homered to center, Bour and Maybin scored
    • B. Holaday: Strike looking, Holaday lined out to center
    • J. Urena: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Urena struck out on foul tip
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rojas walked
    • D. Dietrich: Dietrich flied out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Shaw homered to left center
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Thames lined out to right
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sogard grounded out to first
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Villar grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • B. Suter Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Rojas flied out to left
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Dietrich homered to right center
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Castro grounded out to second
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cain grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Ball, Braun grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)