Chacin dominates, Brewers hit 4 HRs to beat White Sox 5-0

CHICAGO (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers signed Jhoulys Chacin last winter expecting outings just like this. For the most part, he is delivering.

He combined with two relievers on a five-hitter, and the Milwaukee Brewers backed him with four home runs in a 5-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

Chacin (4-1) pitched three-hit ball over 5 2/3 innings and the Brewers won for the sixth time in eight games. The NL Central leaders also picked up a rare victory over the White Sox after dropping 13 of their previous 16 against them.

''By the way he's pitching, he's given us a chance to win a whole bunch of times,'' manager Craig Counsell said. ''He's exactly what we were looking for.''

Josh Hader got four outs while extending his scoreless streak to 14 1/3 innings. Taylor Williams worked the final two innings, escaping a second-and-third jam in the ninth. He retired Tim Anderson on a pop fly and got Omar Narvaez to foul out before striking out pinch hitter Daniel Palka to preserve the shutout.

Erik Kratz led off the third with a drive to the left-field bullpen for his second homer in three games since a trade from the New York Yankees last week. Jonathan Villar made it 2-0 when he homered toward the right-field line in the seventh.

Lorenzo Cain chased James Shields (1-6) with a shot to left in the eighth, and Jesus Aguilar added a two-run homer against Jace Fry in the inning to make it 5-0.

Chicago lost for the fifth time in six games and fell to 17-38 despite a solid performance by Shields.

The right-hander allowed three runs and eight hits in seven-plus innings. But he remained winless in 11 starts and 12 appearances since a season-opening victory at Kansas City. Even so, he's gone at least seven innings in four straight outings while lowering his ERA from 5.44 to 4.48.

Manager Rick Renteria said he would ''not be shocked'' if contenders targeted him in a trade.

For now, Shields is frustrated.

''Frankly, I really don't care about the rebuild right now,'' he said. ''I care about winning. They keep talking about rebuild, I'm trying to win ballgames right now. Period.''

A 13-game winner with San Diego last season, Chacin struck out five and walked one. He left in the sixth after second baseman Villar ranged to the shortstop side of the bag to make a sliding stop on Jose Abreu's grounder up the middle and fired to first for the second out. That preserved a 1-0 lead, and Hader then struck out Jose Rondon looking to end the inning.

''(Villar's stop) was huge,'' Chacin said. ''I was hoping for him to stop the ball, but he got the out. That was the game, there.''

PINTO OUTRIGHTED

The White Sox outrighted right-hander Ricardo Pinto to Triple-A Charlotte after designating him for assignment on Monday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: The Brewers expect 1B Eric Thames (torn ligament in left thumb) to begin a rehab assignment with their extended spring training team in Arizona on Monday. Thames was injured diving for a grounder April 24 at Kansas City and had surgery three days later. ... The Brewers have not decided when INF Tyler Saladino (sprained left ankle) will resume baseball activities. He was playing shortstop when he jammed his ankle on the second-base bag taking a throw against St. Louis on Tuesday and was placed on the 10-day disabled list the following day.

White Sox: LHP Carlson Rodon (shoulder) will make another rehab start for Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday before the White Sox determine if he's ready to join them for the first time this season. ''I don't want to prematurely tell you that he's gonna be back,'' Renteria said. ''I want to make sure that everybody feels comfortable with where he's at.'' The 25-year-old Rodon had surgery on his pitching shoulder in September and will be making his fourth rehab start - third for Charlotte. ... Renteria said he is not sure when RF Avisail Garcia (right hamstring) will start baseball activities. The 2017 All-Star has been sidelined since April 23.

UP NEXT

Brewers: LHP Brent Suter (5-3, 4.63 ERA) looks to win his fourth straight start.

White Sox: RHP Dylan Covey (1-1, 3.63) tries to bounce back from a shaky outing at Cleveland on Monday. He gave up five runs and three walks in 4 1/3 innings in a 9-6 loss, though he did not figure in the decision.

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MIL37-22
0010001305100
CHW17-38
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  • W: J. Chacin (4-1)L: J. Shields (1-6)
  • HR: MIL - J. Villar (4), E. Kratz (2), L. Cain (7), J. Aguilar (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF41111022.277.388.436.8235.0
C. Yelich RF31100112.304.380.484.8644.5
J. Aguilar 1B31321100.310.381.572.95311.0
T. Shaw 3B40000004.252.339.510.8490.0
R. Braun LF40000022.232.296.417.713-1.0
J. Choi DH40000021.211.286.474.759-1.0
J. Villar 2B41311000.285.333.405.7388.0
E. Kratz C41211001.500.5381.0001.5387.0
O. Arcia SS40000002.197.239.272.5110.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Y. Moncada 2B40100001.242.321.425.7453.0
    Y. Sanchez 3B40100001.278.312.420.7311.0
    J. Abreu 1B40100023.300.360.521.8810.0
    M. Skole DH20000020.273.385.545.930-1.0
    a- J. Rondon PH-DH20100011.265.306.618.9231.5
    T. Anderson SS40000002.244.304.462.7660.0
    O. Narvaez C30100102.179.281.238.5192.0
    A. Engel CF30000022.215.278.292.570-1.0
    b- D. Palka PH10000012.279.312.529.841-0.5
    C. Tilson LF30000011.294.316.294.610-0.5
    T. Thompson RF20000110.138.185.276.4610.5
    • a-struck out for Skole in the 6th
    • b-struck out for Engel in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Aguilar (8)
    • HR - L. Cain (7), J. Aguilar (10), J. Villar (4), E. Kratz (2)
    • RBI - L. Cain (17), J. Aguilar 2 (32), J. Villar (18), E. Kratz (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Rondon (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Yelich (7)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - Y. Moncada (6)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 3 (Shields-Anderson-Abreu; Anderson-Sanchez; Anderson-Moncada-Abreu)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Chacin (W, 4-1)5.23001503.391.2820.5
    J. Hader (H, 10)1.10001301.050.673.5
    T. Williams2.02000202.451.095.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Chacin (W, 4-1)5.2
    J. Hader (H, 10)1.1
    T. Williams2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Shields (L, 1-6)7.08331634.481.2610.0
    J. Fry1.01221112.080.92-0.5
    A. Bummer1.01000003.261.712.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Shields (L, 1-6)7.0
    J. Fry1.0
    A. Bummer1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 79-51, J. Hader 21-17, T. Williams 33-24
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 6-6, T. Williams 1-3
    • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 21, J. Hader 5, T. Williams 8
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Shields (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 103-69, J. Fry 17-10, A. Bummer 18-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 4-9, J. Fry 1-1, A. Bummer 2-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Shields 28, J. Fry 5, A. Bummer 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    MIL37-22
    0010001305100
    CHW17-38
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Cain CF41111022.277.388.436.8235.0
    C. Yelich RF31100112.304.380.484.8644.5
    J. Aguilar 1B31321100.310.381.572.95311.0
    T. Shaw 3B40000004.252.339.510.8490.0
    R. Braun LF40000022.232.296.417.713-1.0
    J. Choi DH40000021.211.286.474.759-1.0
    J. Villar 2B41311000.285.333.405.7388.0
    E. Kratz C41211001.500.5381.0001.5387.0
    O. Arcia SS40000002.197.239.272.5110.0
    Total34510542714-----
    HITTERSAB
    L. Cain CF4
    C. Yelich RF3
    J. Aguilar 1B3
    T. Shaw 3B4
    R. Braun LF4
    J. Choi DH4
    J. Villar 2B4
    E. Kratz C4
    O. Arcia SS4
    Total34
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      Y. Moncada 2B40100001.242.321.425.7453.0
      Y. Sanchez 3B40100001.278.312.420.7311.0
      J. Abreu 1B40100023.300.360.521.8810.0
      M. Skole DH20000020.273.385.545.930-1.0
      a- J. Rondon PH-DH20100011.265.306.618.9231.5
      T. Anderson SS40000002.244.304.462.7660.0
      O. Narvaez C30100102.179.281.238.5192.0
      A. Engel CF30000022.215.278.292.570-1.0
      b- D. Palka PH10000012.279.312.529.841-0.5
      C. Tilson LF30000011.294.316.294.610-0.5
      T. Thompson RF20000110.138.185.276.4610.5
      Total32050021015-----
      HITTERSAB
      Y. Moncada 2B4
      Y. Sanchez 3B4
      J. Abreu 1B4
      M. Skole DH2
      a- J. Rondon PH-DH2
      T. Anderson SS4
      O. Narvaez C3
      A. Engel CF3
      b- D. Palka PH1
      C. Tilson LF3
      T. Thompson RF2
      Total32
      • a-struck out for Skole in the 6th
      • b-struck out for Engel in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Aguilar (8)
      • HR - L. Cain (7), J. Aguilar (10), J. Villar (4), E. Kratz (2)
      • RBI - L. Cain (17), J. Aguilar 2 (32), J. Villar (18), E. Kratz (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Rondon (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Yelich (7)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - Y. Moncada (6)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Shields-Anderson-Abreu; Anderson-Sanchez; Anderson-Moncada-Abreu)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Chacin (W, 4-1)5.23001503.391.2820.5
      J. Hader (H, 10)1.10001301.050.673.5
      T. Williams2.02000202.451.095.0
      Total9.05002100---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Chacin (W, 4-1)5.2
      J. Hader (H, 10)1.1
      T. Williams2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Shields (L, 1-6)7.08331634.481.2610.0
      J. Fry1.01221112.080.92-0.5
      A. Bummer1.01000003.261.712.0
      Total9.01055274---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Shields (L, 1-6)7.0
      J. Fry1.0
      A. Bummer1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 79-51, J. Hader 21-17, T. Williams 33-24
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 6-6, T. Williams 1-3
      • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 21, J. Hader 5, T. Williams 8
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Shields (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 103-69, J. Fry 17-10, A. Bummer 18-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 4-9, J. Fry 1-1, A. Bummer 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Shields 28, J. Fry 5, A. Bummer 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Aguilar homered to right center, Yelich scored50
        Cain homered to left30
      • 7TH INNING
        Villar homered to right20
      • 3RD INNING
        Kratz homered to left10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Aaron Bummer relieved Jace Fry
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Villar reached on an infield single to second
        • E. Kratz: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kratz grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Villar out at second
        • O. Arcia: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Arcia grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Williams Pitching:
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Abreu singled to center
        • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rondon doubled to deep left, Abreu to third
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Anderson popped out to shortstop
        • O. Narvaez: Narvaez fouled out to third
        • Daniel Palka hit for Adam Engel
        • D. Palka: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • L. Cain: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cain homered to left
        • Jace Fry relieved James Shields
        • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Yelich walked
        • J. Aguilar: Ball, Aguilar homered to right center, Yelich scored
        • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Shaw grounded out to third
        • R. Braun: Braun fouled out to third
        • J. Choi: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Choi struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Taylor Williams relieved Josh Hader
        • T. Thompson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Thompson struck out swinging
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Moncada grounded out to pitcher
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez lined out to left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • J. Choi: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Choi flied out to deep center
        • J. Villar: Villar homered to right
        • E. Kratz: Strike (foul tip), Kratz flied out to left
        • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Arcia flied out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Hader Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Anderson popped out to second
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Narvaez walked
        • A. Engel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • C. Tilson: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Tilson struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Aguilar doubled to left center
        • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Aguilar to third on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Shaw popped out to first
        • R. Braun: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Braun lined into double play shortstop to third, Aguilar out at third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike looking, Moncada singled to center
        • Y. Sanchez: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Sanchez flied out to deep center
        • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Moncada stole second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Abreu grounded out to second, Moncada to third
        • Josh Hader relieved Jhoulys Chacin
        • Jose Rondon hit for Matt Skole
        • J. Rondon: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Rondon struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Villar singled to right center
        • E. Kratz: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball (pitchout), Pickoff attempt, Kratz singled to right center, Villar to third
        • O. Arcia: Pickoff attempt to third, Strike looking, Ball, Arcia fouled out to shortstop
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
        • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • A. Engel: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Ball, Tilson grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Thompson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Thompson lined out to center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Aguilar singled to left
        • T. Shaw: Ball, Shaw flied out to right
        • R. Braun: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
        • J. Choi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Choi struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • M. Skole: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Skole struck out swinging
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
        • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Ball, Narvaez flied out to deep right
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • E. Kratz: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kratz homered to left
        • O. Arcia: Arcia grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Cain flied out to center
        • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Yelich lined out to right
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • C. Tilson: Tilson grounded out to first
        • T. Thompson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Thompson walked
        • Y. Moncada: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Moncada flied out to left
        • Y. Sanchez: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Sanchez singled to right center, Thompson to third
        • J. Abreu: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • R. Braun: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
        • J. Choi: Foul, Strike looking, Choi grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Villar: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Villar grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • M. Skole: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Skole struck out looking
        • T. Anderson: Anderson lined out to center
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Foul, Narvaez singled to right center
        • A. Engel: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Engel grounded out to first
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • L. Cain: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cain struck out looking
        • C. Yelich: Foul, Ball, Yelich singled to left center
        • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Yelich stole second, Ball, Ball, Aguilar walked
        • T. Shaw: Ball, Strike swinging, Shaw grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Aguilar out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Moncada grounded out to first
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sanchez popped out to second
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Abreu struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)