Peralta fans 13 in debut as Brewers beat Rockies 7-3

DENVER (AP) Pedro Peralta cries every time his son Freddy pitches, and watching him make his major league debut was certain to bring tears.

Young Freddy made sure they were tears of joy.

Peralta took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning of his first big league start and set a Milwaukee rookie record with 13 strikeouts, leading the Brewers over the Colorado Rockies 7-3 on Sunday.

It became a memorable Mother's Day for Pedro, Peralta's mother, Octavia, and his girlfriend, Maritza, who came to Colorado expecting to watch him pitch professionally for the first time at Triple-A Colorado Springs. But a stomach illness forced Chase Anderson to miss his Saturday start against the Rockies, and Peralta's start for the Sky Sox was scratched so he could pitch for the Brewers on Sunday.

The news brought more tears for Pedro.

''I know he cries a lot,'' Peralta said. ''Like (Saturday), when I told him what was going on, he started crying.''

A 21-year-old right-hander who was 5-1 this season at Colorado Springs, Peralta (1-0) didn't allow a hit until David Dahl hit a sharp single to center with one out in the sixth. Peralta froze Charlie Blackmon on a 92 mph fastball for a called third strike and was replaced by Matt Albers.

As he walked off the mound, the enormity of the moment nearly overcame him.

''I was like, `Oh my god, I did it. I'm here,''' he said. ''I almost started to cry. Almost.''

Peralta walked two in 5 2/3 innings and left after 98 pitches. He broke the Brewers rookie strikeouts record of 12 shared by Teddy Higuera (1985), Juan Nieves (1986), Cal Eldred (1992) and Steve Woodard (1997).

His 13 strikeouts are the fourth-most in major league debuts and the most since Washington's Stephen Strasburg had 14 on June 8, 2010, according to the Brewers.

''He got his emotions out in the first three pitches and kept getting better,'' Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. ''You could see by the swings they weren't comfortable with the fastball.''

Peralta struck out Nolan Arenado, Carlos Gonzalez and Trevor Story in order in both the second and fourth innings. Colorado loaded the bases in the third on a fielding error by third baseman Travis Shaw and two walks before Blackmon grounded out.

''His stuff was on point tonight,'' Colorado's Tony Wolters said. ''I swung at some pitches and I'm like, `Why didn't I hit that?' It just keeps cutting. Yeah, he's a good pitcher.''

Jon Gray (4-5) gave up six runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

''I feel like I had good stuff. Just didn't locate very well,'' Gray said. ''I feel like I couldn't command my fastball.''

Shaw and Jesus Aguilar homered for the Brewers, who opened a 7-0 lead by the sixth.

Tyler Saladino's RBI double and Christian Yelich's two-run single built a three-run lead in the second, Shaw made it 4-0 in the third with his ninth homer, and Aguilar hit a three-run homer against Harrison Musgrave in the sixth.

Wolters homered in the seventh against Albers, and Dahl hit a two-run drive in the eighth off Dan Jennings.

WHIFFLE BALL

Colorado batters struck out 60 times during the six-game homestand, including 15 in Sunday's loss, which means they made 38.5 percent of their outs without putting the ball in play.

''We're not happy about that. We got to make sure that those strikeouts totals come down for sure,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''It's not something that we're going to stand for as we move forward.''

STILL STREAKING

With Arenado's two-out single in the sixth, he has now reached base safely in 23 consecutive games since April 12, the second longest streak of his career. He reached in 30 straight in 2014.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: RHP Zach Davis (right shoulder) played catch again, and the Brewers hope to know more Monday about his availability.

UP NEXT

Brewers: RHP Junior Guerra (2-3, 3.09) will open a three-game series in Arizona on Monday night.

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (2-1, 4.23) starts a three-game series in San Diego on Monday night.

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  • W: F. Peralta (1-0)L: J. Gray (4-5)
  • HR: MIL - J. Aguilar (3), T. Shaw (9), COL - D. Dahl (2), T. Wolters (2)
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J. Aguilar 1B51131023.333.409.526.9347.0
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T. Shaw 3B51111011.245.319.497.8165.5
D. Santana RF41300100.273.355.339.6946.0
J. Villar 2B40100013.264.316.321.6371.5
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M. Pina C42200123.202.269.369.6384.0
T. Saladino SS-2B42210004.333.333.467.8006.0
F. Peralta P30000024.000.000.000.000-1.0
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a- H. Perez PH-LF10100000.263.280.400.6802.0
  • a-doubled for Albers in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B51100032.279.350.457.8070.5
D. Dahl LF31221100.321.379.547.9269.0
C. Blackmon CF40100024.275.375.558.9330.0
N. Arenado 3B40100021.313.405.588.9930.0
C. Gonzalez RF40000023.226.267.409.676-1.0
T. Story SS30000130.234.331.531.862-0.5
I. Desmond 1B40000012.170.213.355.568-0.5
T. Wolters C41111010.145.273.255.5275.5
J. Gray P10000110.200.250.267.5170.5
H. Musgrave P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-grounded out for Musgrave in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Pounders in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Yelich (5), D. Santana (5), T. Saladino (2), H. Perez (2)
  • HR - J. Aguilar (3), T. Shaw (9)
  • RBI - C. Yelich 2 (14), J. Aguilar 3 (14), T. Shaw (23), T. Saladino
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Yelich 2 (9), J. Aguilar 3 (8)
BATTING
  • HR - D. Dahl (2), T. Wolters (2)
  • RBI - D. Dahl 2 (7), T. Wolters (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Wolters (2)
FIELDING
  • E - T. Shaw (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
F. Peralta (W, 1-0)5.210021300.000.5325.5
M. Albers1.12110211.351.001.0
D. Jennings0.23220012.701.14-5.0
J. Jeffress0.10001000.400.72-1.0
C. Knebel1.00000006.350.883.0
PITCHERSIP
F. Peralta (W, 1-0)5.2
M. Albers1.1
D. Jennings0.2
J. Jeffress0.1
C. Knebel1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray (L, 4-5)5.1106611014.851.31-2.0
H. Musgrave1.22111111.591.06-0.5
B. Pounders2.01000403.601.407.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray (L, 4-5)5.1
H. Musgrave1.2
B. Pounders2.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - F. Peralta 98-60, M. Albers 28-19, D. Jennings 12-8, J. Jeffress 13-8, C. Knebel 9-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Peralta 3-2, M. Albers 2-0, D. Jennings 1-1, J. Jeffress 1-0, C. Knebel 2-1
  • Batters Faced - F. Peralta 21, M. Albers 6, D. Jennings 5, J. Jeffress 2, C. Knebel 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - B. Pounders
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 101-65, H. Musgrave 43-26, B. Pounders 45-29
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 4-2, H. Musgrave 3-1, B. Pounders 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 27, H. Musgrave 8, B. Pounders 8
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Aguilar 1B51131023.333.409.526.9347.0
R. Braun LF50000042.222.268.413.681-2.0
D. Jennings P0000-0001.0001.0002.000.000-
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T. Shaw 3B51111011.245.319.497.8165.5
D. Santana RF41300100.273.355.339.6946.0
J. Villar 2B40100013.264.316.321.6371.5
C. Knebel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Pina C42200123.202.269.369.6384.0
T. Saladino SS-2B42210004.333.333.467.8006.0
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M. Albers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-doubled for Albers in the 8th
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D. LeMahieu 2B51100032.279.350.457.8070.5
D. Dahl LF31221100.321.379.547.9269.0
C. Blackmon CF40100024.275.375.558.9330.0
N. Arenado 3B40100021.313.405.588.9930.0
C. Gonzalez RF40000023.226.267.409.676-1.0
T. Story SS30000130.234.331.531.862-0.5
I. Desmond 1B40000012.170.213.355.568-0.5
T. Wolters C41111010.145.273.255.5275.5
J. Gray P10000110.200.250.267.5170.5
H. Musgrave P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- N. Cuevas PH10000000.324.378.324.7020.0
B. Pounders P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- G. Parra PH10000000.272.325.351.6760.0
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  • a-grounded out for Musgrave in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Pounders in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Yelich (5), D. Santana (5), T. Saladino (2), H. Perez (2)
  • HR - J. Aguilar (3), T. Shaw (9)
  • RBI - C. Yelich 2 (14), J. Aguilar 3 (14), T. Shaw (23), T. Saladino
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Yelich 2 (9), J. Aguilar 3 (8)
BATTING
  • HR - D. Dahl (2), T. Wolters (2)
  • RBI - D. Dahl 2 (7), T. Wolters (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Wolters (2)
FIELDING
  • E - T. Shaw (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
F. Peralta (W, 1-0)5.210021300.000.5325.5
M. Albers1.12110211.351.001.0
D. Jennings0.23220012.701.14-5.0
J. Jeffress0.10001000.400.72-1.0
C. Knebel1.00000006.350.883.0
Total9.06333152---
PITCHERSIP
F. Peralta (W, 1-0)5.2
M. Albers1.1
D. Jennings0.2
J. Jeffress0.1
C. Knebel1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray (L, 4-5)5.1106611014.851.31-2.0
H. Musgrave1.22111111.591.06-0.5
B. Pounders2.01000403.601.407.0
Total9.013772152---
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray (L, 4-5)5.1
H. Musgrave1.2
B. Pounders2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - F. Peralta 98-60, M. Albers 28-19, D. Jennings 12-8, J. Jeffress 13-8, C. Knebel 9-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Peralta 3-2, M. Albers 2-0, D. Jennings 1-1, J. Jeffress 1-0, C. Knebel 2-1
  • Batters Faced - F. Peralta 21, M. Albers 6, D. Jennings 5, J. Jeffress 2, C. Knebel 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - B. Pounders
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 101-65, H. Musgrave 43-26, B. Pounders 45-29
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 4-2, H. Musgrave 3-1, B. Pounders 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 27, H. Musgrave 8, B. Pounders 8
  • 8TH INNING
    Dahl homered to center, LeMahieu scored73
  • 7TH INNING
    Wolters homered to right71
  • 6TH INNING
    Aguilar homered to left, Pina and Saladino scored70
  • 3RD INNING
    Shaw homered to right40
  • 2ND INNING
    Yelich singled to shallow left, Pina and Saladino scored, Yelich to second30
    Saladino doubled to deep center, Santana scored, Pina to third10
  • 9TH INNING
    • B. Pounders Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Shaw grounded out to second
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana flied out to deep center
    • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Villar hit by pitch
    • M. Pina: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Corey Knebel relieved Jeremy Jeffress
    • Orlando Arcia at shortstop
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Wolters grounded out to first
    • Gerardo Parra hit for Brooks Pounders
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Parra flied out to center
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu grounded out to second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Brooks Pounders pitching
    • Hernan Perez hit for Matt Albers
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Perez doubled to deep left
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Dan Jennings pitching
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu singled to shallow center
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Strike looking, Dahl homered to center, LeMahieu scored
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon reached on an infield single to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado popped out to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to third, Blackmon to second
    • Jeremy Jeffress relieved Dan Jennings
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Story walked
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Desmond grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Story out at second
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • H. Musgrave Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Shaw grounded out to second
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Santana singled to center
    • J. Villar: Ball, Villar lined out to right
    • M. Pina: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pina walked, Santana to second
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Saladino grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Pina out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Albers Pitching:
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Wolters homered to right
    • Noel Cuevas hit for Harrison Musgrave
    • N. Cuevas: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cuevas grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Ball, Pina singled to left
    • T. Saladino: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Saladino singled to right, Pina to second
    • F. Peralta: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • Harrison Musgrave relieved Jon Gray
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Aguilar homered to left, Pina and Saladino scored
    • R. Braun: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Braun grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • F. Peralta Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Ball, Dahl singled to center
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
    • Matt Albers relieved Freddy Peralta
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Arenado singled to left, Dahl to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Gonzalez grounded out to first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • R. Braun: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Shaw grounded out to third
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Santana doubled to left
    • J. Villar: Villar grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • F. Peralta Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Desmond grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • J. Gray: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gray struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • F. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Aguilar grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • F. Peralta Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • T. Shaw: Shaw homered to right
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
    • J. Villar: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Villar singled to left, Santana to second
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pina struck out looking
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Foul, Saladino lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • F. Peralta Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Desmond flied out to deep right
    • T. Wolters: Strike swinging, Ball, Wolters safe at first on 3rd baseman Shaw fielding error
    • J. Gray: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gray walked, Wolters to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dahl walked, Wolters to third, Gray to second
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Foul, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Santana singled to shallow center
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • M. Pina: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pina singled to center, Santana to third
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Saladino doubled to deep center, Santana scored, Pina to third
    • F. Peralta: Strike swinging, Peralta grounded out to first
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Yelich singled to shallow left, Pina and Saladino scored, Yelich to second
    • J. Aguilar: Aguilar fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • F. Peralta Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Yelich doubled to deep left
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • F. Peralta Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Dahl grounded out to first
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Blackmon struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)