Three HRs in first lift Brewers past Padres

MILWAUKEE (AP) Welcome to the big leagues, Brett Kennedy.

Jesus Aguilar, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames hit consecutive first-inning homers to spoil Kennedy's San Diego debut and propel the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-4 victory over the Padres on Wednesday night.

Kennedy, who was 10-0 in 16 starts at Triple-A El Paso before being called up Monday, was tagged for six runs on 11 hits in four innings.

''We were trying to be aggressive within the strike zone, kind of go after him right away,'' Aguilar said through a translator. ''He even surprised us because he was throwing a little harder than all the reports said. We knew he had a really good record down below in Triple-A, but it's a little different up here. We were just trying to be aggressive with everything he threw in the zone.''

Orlando Arcia and Christian Yelich also homered for the Brewers, giving them a season-high five. Hunter Renfroe had a two-run shot for San Diego.

Jhoulys Chacin (11-4) allowed three runs on six hits in six innings to win for the fifth time in six decisions.

''We got the early lead and then he put up a bunch of zeroes, which just takes a little wind out of the sails of the opponent, obviously, and we tacked on a couple more runs as well,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ''He pitched a good game. It was kind of what we've seen from Jhoulys all year.''

Kennedy (0-1) retired Yelich on a groundout to open the game, but the next seven hitters reached. Lorenzo Cain singled to right and advanced to third on Mike Moustakas' opposite-field bloop single down the left-field line.

Aguilar then drove a 3-2 pitch the other way over the right-field wall for his team-leading 28th home run. Shaw followed with his 23rd homer and Thames added his 16th to put the Brewers up 5-0.

Kennedy, who had allowed just six homers in 89 1/3 innings in the Pacific Coast League, then allowed singles to Erik Kratz and Orlando Arcia before retiring the next two hitters.

''Not too many butterflies but I was amped up,'' Kennedy said. ''The ball was coming out pretty good. I didn't locate some pitches. I threw a good pitch to Aguilar but he put a good swinging on it and hit a home run. I think I tried doing a little too much after that on those next two home runs. After that, I kind of settled down a little bit and started making some pitches.''

The Brewers made it 6-0 in the second on singles by Cain and Aguilar and Shaw's sacrifice fly.

San Diego pushed across run in the fifth. Austin Hedges singled and Freddy Galvis walked. Chacin then snagged Franmil Reyes' scorching liner and doubled Galvis off first. Hedges came around on Cory Spangenberg's single under the glove of first baseman Aguilar.

Arcia answered in the bottom half with his third homer, a two-out solo shot to center. It was his first homer since April 19, spanning 55 games and 182 plate appearances for a career-long homerless streak.

Renfroe's two-run homer in the sixth, his 11th, cut the lead to 7-3, but Yelich countered with his 18th homer to open the bottom half.

Padres manager Andy Green said he was encouraged by the way Kennedy responded after the first inning.

''He was probably a little ampled up and a little less command than he's had than he's had over the course of the season,'' Green said. ''He's been so pinpoint for most of the season. I actually thought the pitch to Aguilar was a tip-your-cap swings a guy just makes from time to time. Then missed over the middle to some good left-handed hitters. But we saw who he was over the last couple innings. We saw a guy settled in, dialed in, locating his fastball very well. He pitched effectively.''

KENNEDY'S HOMERS: Kennedy became the third pitcher to allow three straight home runs in his debut, according to STATS, Inc., joining the Yankees Bill Fulton (Sept. 12, 1987 at Toronto) and the Brewers Tyler Thornburg (June 19, 2012 vs. Toronto). Kennedy is the only one to do so in the first inning of his debut.

BREWERS BOMBS: Five homers by five different players tied a franchise record. It was the first time the Brewers hit three consecutive homers since May 9, 2015 at Detroit (Ryan Braun, Adam Lind, Aramis Ramirez). According to Stats, Inc, it was the first time the Brewers had three consecutive home runs at home.

UP NEXT

Padres: LHP Robbi Erlin (2-3, 3.34) will make his fourth start of the season, along with 27 relief appearances. He made one start in May and another in June, before starting Aug. 2 against the Cubs, allowing one run in five innings for his ninth career victory as a starter.

Brewers: RHP Junior Guerra (6-7, 3.42) has not won in four starts since July 8. He has allowed 15 earned runs in 22 innings over that span. Guerra has a 2.55 ERA in 13 starts at Miller Park, compared with 4.97 on the road.

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  • W: J. Chacin (11-4)L: B. Kennedy (0-1)
  • HR: SD - H. Renfroe (11), MIL - E. Thames (16), C. Yelich (18), J. Aguilar (28), O. Arcia (3), T. Shaw (23)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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E. Hosmer 1B51100023.253.321.385.7061.0
H. Renfroe LF41221000.246.309.473.7828.0
C. Villanueva 3B40100011.232.294.459.7531.5
A. Hedges C41200012.249.306.429.7352.5
F. Galvis SS30000113.233.291.340.6300.5
F. Reyes RF40100013.254.303.500.8030.5
C. Spangenberg 2B41110011.238.273.376.6492.5
B. Kennedy P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- C. Asuaje PH10000011.197.282.284.566-0.5
P. Hughes P10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Jankowski PH00000100.255.333.325.6591.0
  • a-struck out for Kennedy in the 5th
  • b-walked for Wingenter in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Yelich LF51111023.322.383.540.9235.0
L. Cain CF52200000.296.390.418.8086.0
M. Moustakas 3B41200011.251.309.467.7752.5
J. Aguilar 1B41231011.276.359.585.9448.5
T. Shaw 2B31221001.249.345.484.8298.0
C. Knebel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Thames RF41111022.235.316.534.8505.0
H. Perez RF00000000.257.295.422.7170.0
E. Kratz C40100011.229.268.343.6110.5
O. Arcia SS41311001.210.248.277.5258.0
J. Chacin P10000000.205.262.231.4930.0
J. Soria P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Schoop PH-2B10000010.235.263.424.687-0.5
  • a-struck out for Jeffress in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Margot (22), C. Villanueva (14)
  • HR - H. Renfroe (11)
  • RBI - M. Margot (37), H. Renfroe 2 (35), C. Spangenberg (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Margot (7), C. Spangenberg (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Hosmer 3 (3), F. Galvis 2 (2), F. Reyes, C. Asuaje
BATTING
  • HR - C. Yelich (18), J. Aguilar (28), T. Shaw (23), E. Thames (16), O. Arcia (3)
  • SF - T. Shaw (4)
  • SH - J. Chacin 2 (7)
  • RBI - C. Yelich (60), J. Aguilar 3 (82), T. Shaw 2 (68), E. Thames (36), O. Arcia (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - O. Arcia (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Yelich 3 (3), T. Shaw, E. Thames, O. Arcia
BASERUNNING
  • SB - L. Cain (20)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Chacin-Aguilar)
  • E - T. Shaw (10)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Kennedy (L, 0-1)4.0116603313.502.75-8.5
P. Hughes3.03220326.341.655.5
T. Wingenter1.00000200.000.004.0
PITCHERSIP
B. Kennedy (L, 0-1)4.0
P. Hughes3.0
T. Wingenter1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin (W, 11-4)6.06331313.911.2219.5
J. Soria1.01100202.251.163.0
J. Jeffress1.01000201.321.013.0
C. Knebel1.01001203.791.182.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin (W, 11-4)6.0
J. Soria1.0
J. Jeffress1.0
C. Knebel1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - B. Kennedy
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Kennedy 87-60, P. Hughes 47-34, T. Wingenter 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Kennedy 4-5, P. Hughes 2-4
  • Batters Faced - B. Kennedy 23, P. Hughes 12, T. Wingenter 3
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Chacin (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 96-63, J. Soria 19-11, J. Jeffress 20-14, C. Knebel 24-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 5-9, J. Soria 2-0, J. Jeffress 1-0, C. Knebel 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 24, J. Soria 5, J. Jeffress 4, C. Knebel 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Margot CF50110002.257.310.393.7033.0
E. Hosmer 1B51100023.253.321.385.7061.0
H. Renfroe LF41221000.246.309.473.7828.0
C. Villanueva 3B40100011.232.294.459.7531.5
A. Hedges C41200012.249.306.429.7352.5
F. Galvis SS30000113.233.291.340.6300.5
F. Reyes RF40100013.254.303.500.8030.5
C. Spangenberg 2B41110011.238.273.376.6492.5
B. Kennedy P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- C. Asuaje PH10000011.197.282.284.566-0.5
P. Hughes P10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Kennedy in the 5th
  • b-walked for Wingenter in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Yelich LF51111023.322.383.540.9235.0
L. Cain CF52200000.296.390.418.8086.0
M. Moustakas 3B41200011.251.309.467.7752.5
J. Aguilar 1B41231011.276.359.585.9448.5
T. Shaw 2B31221001.249.345.484.8298.0
C. Knebel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Thames RF41111022.235.316.534.8505.0
H. Perez RF00000000.257.295.422.7170.0
E. Kratz C40100011.229.268.343.6110.5
O. Arcia SS41311001.210.248.277.5258.0
J. Chacin P10000000.205.262.231.4930.0
J. Soria P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Schoop PH-2B10000010.235.263.424.687-0.5
Total35814850810-----
  • a-struck out for Jeffress in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Margot (22), C. Villanueva (14)
  • HR - H. Renfroe (11)
  • RBI - M. Margot (37), H. Renfroe 2 (35), C. Spangenberg (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Margot (7), C. Spangenberg (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Hosmer 3 (3), F. Galvis 2 (2), F. Reyes, C. Asuaje
BATTING
  • HR - C. Yelich (18), J. Aguilar (28), T. Shaw (23), E. Thames (16), O. Arcia (3)
  • SF - T. Shaw (4)
  • SH - J. Chacin 2 (7)
  • RBI - C. Yelich (60), J. Aguilar 3 (82), T. Shaw 2 (68), E. Thames (36), O. Arcia (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - O. Arcia (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Yelich 3 (3), T. Shaw, E. Thames, O. Arcia
BASERUNNING
  • SB - L. Cain (20)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Chacin-Aguilar)
  • E - T. Shaw (10)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Kennedy (L, 0-1)4.0116603313.502.75-8.5
P. Hughes3.03220326.341.655.5
T. Wingenter1.00000200.000.004.0
Total8.01488085---
PITCHERSIP
B. Kennedy (L, 0-1)4.0
P. Hughes3.0
T. Wingenter1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin (W, 11-4)6.06331313.911.2219.5
J. Soria1.01100202.251.163.0
J. Jeffress1.01000201.321.013.0
C. Knebel1.01001203.791.182.0
Total9.0943291---
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin (W, 11-4)6.0
J. Soria1.0
J. Jeffress1.0
C. Knebel1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - B. Kennedy
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Kennedy 87-60, P. Hughes 47-34, T. Wingenter 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Kennedy 4-5, P. Hughes 2-4
  • Batters Faced - B. Kennedy 23, P. Hughes 12, T. Wingenter 3
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Chacin (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 96-63, J. Soria 19-11, J. Jeffress 20-14, C. Knebel 24-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 5-9, J. Soria 2-0, J. Jeffress 1-0, C. Knebel 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 24, J. Soria 5, J. Jeffress 4, C. Knebel 5
  • 7TH INNING
    Margot doubled to deep center, Spangenberg scored48
  • 6TH INNING
    Yelich homered to center38
    Renfroe homered to left, Hosmer scored37
  • 5TH INNING
    Arcia homered to center17
    Spangenberg singled to right, Hedges scored16
  • 2ND INNING
    Shaw hit sacrifice fly to left, Cain scored06
  • 1ST INNING
    Thames homered to center05
    Shaw homered to center04
    Aguilar homered to right, Cain and Moustakas scored03
  • 9TH INNING
    • Corey Knebel pitching
    • F. Reyes: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Reyes singled to left
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
    • Travis Jankowski hit for Trey Wingenter
    • T. Jankowski: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jankowski walked, Reyes to second
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Margot grounded out to pitcher, Reyes to third, Jankowski to second
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jeremy Jeffress relieved Joakim Soria
    • Hernan Perez in right field
    • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Renfroe singled to left
    • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Galvis grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Trey Wingenter relieved Phil Hughes
    • Jonathan Schoop hit for Jeremy Jeffress
    • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Cain lined out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Joakim Soria relieved Jhoulys Chacin
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Reyes struck out looking
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Spangenberg safe at first on 3rd baseman Shaw fielding error
    • P. Hughes: Hughes grounded out to second, Spangenberg to second
    • M. Margot: Margot doubled to deep center, Spangenberg scored
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • P. Hughes Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Foul, Shaw singled to left
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • E. Kratz: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Kratz struck out swinging
    • O. Arcia: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Arcia fouled out to catcher
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Margot grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hosmer singled to left
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Renfroe homered to left, Hosmer scored
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Villanueva doubled to left
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Hedges grounded out to shortstop, Villanueva to third
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Hughes Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Foul, Yelich homered to center
    • L. Cain: Foul, Ball, Cain flied out to center
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Moustakas grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hedges singled to left center
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked, Hedges to second
    • F. Reyes: Reyes lined into double play pitcher to first, Galvis out at first
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Ball, Spangenberg singled to right, Hedges scored
    • Carlos Asuaje hit for Brett Kennedy
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Ball, Spangenberg to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Foul tip, Asuaje struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Phil Hughes pitching
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Thames flied out to left
    • E. Kratz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kratz fouled out to second
    • O. Arcia: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Arcia homered to center
    • J. Chacin: Chacin grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hosmer lined out to second
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Renfroe grounded out to third
    • C. Villanueva: Foul, Villanueva flied out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Kennedy Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Cain grounded out to third
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Moustakas singled to center
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Foul, Aguilar flied out to deep center
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Shaw flied out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Spangenberg lined out to right
    • B. Kennedy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Kennedy struck out looking
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Margot flied out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Kennedy Pitching:
    • E. Kratz: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kratz lined out to second
    • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Arcia singled to center
    • J. Chacin: Chacin hit sacrifice bunt to first, Arcia to second
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Arcia to third on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Foul, Yelich lined out to center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • C. Villanueva: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Villanueva popped out to second
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Hedges singled to center
    • F. Galvis: Strike swinging, Galvis flied out to right
    • F. Reyes: Reyes grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Hedges out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. Kennedy Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cain reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • M. Moustakas: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul tip, Moustakas struck out on foul tip, Cain stole second
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Aguilar singled to left, Cain to third
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Shaw hit sacrifice fly to left, Cain scored
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Margot lined out to left
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Hosmer grounded out to first
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Renfroe flied out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Kennedy Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Yelich grounded out to second
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cain singled to right
    • M. Moustakas: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Moustakas singled to shallow left, Cain to third
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Aguilar homered to right, Cain and Moustakas scored
    • T. Shaw: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Shaw homered to center
    • E. Thames: Foul, Thames homered to center
    • E. Kratz: Ball, Ball, Kratz singled to center
    • O. Arcia: Arcia singled to left center, Kratz to second
    • J. Chacin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Chacin hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Kratz to third, Arcia to second
    • C. Yelich: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (5 Runs, 7 Hits, 0 Errors)