Aguilar, Chacin lead Brewers past Rockies 4-3

MILWAUKEE (AP) Jesus Aguilar got benched after his power at the plate went dormant for nearly a month.

Now he's enjoying a sudden surge that's even left his manager a bit surprised.

For the second game in a row, Aguilar provide the spark for the Milwaukee Brewers, hitting a three-run homer in the seventh inning that turned out to be the difference in a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

Aguilar, who had 35 homers and 108 RBIs last year, hit his first two home runs of the season on Monday night.

''I wasn't expecting a home run today, to be honest with you,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

Last year, Aguilar had 35 homers and 108 RBIs.

The Brewers again played without NL MVP Christian Yelich, who sat out with lower back soreness for the second straight game.

''It's obviously unfortunate not having a guy like Christian in the lineup but we're a team and we try to pick each other up,'' Aguilar said through a translator. ''Right now, it's me.''

Jhoulys Chacin pitched six scoreless innings for the Brewers, who have won the first two in the four-game series. Milwaukee has won 12 of its last 14 against Colorado, including a sweep in last season's NL Division Series.

German Marquez (3-2) took a perfect game into the sixth before surrendering a leadoff double to Ben Gamel that hit left fielder Raimel Tapia's glove. Gamel later scored when pinch-hitter Ryan Braun grounded into a double play, making it 1-0.

Marquez was tagged by Aguilar the next inning.

''It was supposed to be up and in and it was up and away,'' Marquez said.

Chacin (3-3) had struggled over his last four starts, giving up 15 runs in 17 2/3 innings. He allowed just two hits over six innings. He walked three and struck out one.

''I made good pitches when runners got on base. I think that's one of the keys,'' Chacin said. ''My fastball command got better throughout the game.''

Josh Hader got two outs for his seventh save in as many tries despite giving up a two-out, two-run homer to Ian Desmond in the ninth.

Nolan Arenado's run-scoring double in the ninth broke up the Brewers' shutout.

Marquez, who has pitched at least five innings in each of his six starts and has the Rockies only complete game, was stellar through five innings. He had five strikeouts, with all other outs being recorded by infielders.

''He pitched well,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''Perfect game through five innings, then they put a couple good swings on him.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: OF Charlie Blackmon didn't start after playing 17 consecutive games. Tapia started in his place. Black said Blackmon was available off the bench.

Brewers: Yelich, who left Sunday's game with low back discomfort, still hasn't progressed to doing baseball activities and likely won't play until the team opens a three-game series at home against the New York Mets beginning Friday, Counsell said. ''Look, we are going to be cautious with this,'' he said. ... RHP Freddy Peralta (right sternoclavicular joint irritation) will be activated from the injured list and start the series finale against the Rockies on Thursday. He has been out since April 16.

RECORD PURSUIT STYMIED

Yelich's low-back issues ended his attempt to become the first player to hit 15 home runs before May 1. Yelich hit his 14th homer, a fourth-inning drive off the Mets' Noah Syndergaard, on Saturday. The Dodgers' Cody Bellinger connected for his 14th home run on Sunday against the Pirates. Albert Pujols (2006) and Alex Rodriguez (2007) are the only other players to hit 14 homers prior to May 1.

THAMES TO OUTFIELD

Eric Thames, who has primarily served as a pinch-hitter and backup first baseman, got his first start in right field this season. ''He's been out there before,'' Counsell said.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela (2-1, 3.93 ERA) will get the start in the third game of the series. Senzatela will make his second career regular-season start against the Brewers. He also faced Milwaukee in Game 1 of the NLDS last season.

Brewers: RHP Chase Anderson (2-0, 3.20) will make his third start of the season after making his first five appearances out of the bullpen. Anderson is 4-3 with a 4.68 ERA in 12 career starts against the Rockies.

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  • W: J. Chacin (3-3)L: G. Marquez (3-2)S: J. Hader (7)
  • HR: COL - I. Desmond (3), MIL - J. Aguilar (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Story SS40000001.280.344.517.8600.0
D. Murphy 1B21100200.242.342.515.8575.0
N. Arenado 3B31110102.271.318.500.8185.0
R. McMahon 2B40000023.224.316.343.659-1.0
I. Desmond CF41121010.196.235.370.6046.5
R. Tapia LF30100010.265.306.544.8500.5
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T. Wolters C30000011.267.348.367.714-0.5
G. Marquez P20000010.077.077.077.154-0.5
b- G. Hampson PH10000010.182.200.273.473-0.5
B. Shaw P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Tapia in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Marquez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF40100000.273.331.413.7441.0
E. Thames RF30000001.273.349.564.9130.0
J. Guerra P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Hader P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Moustakas 2B30000000.267.353.556.9080.0
Y. Grandal C31100010.283.356.500.8561.5
T. Shaw 3B31100020.194.282.347.6291.0
J. Aguilar 1B31131010.163.244.300.5447.5
B. Gamel LF-RF31100010.273.385.418.8032.5
O. Arcia SS30100000.235.286.398.6841.0
J. Chacin P10000010.375.444.7501.194-0.5
a- R. Braun PH-LF20000001.196.250.381.6310.0
  • a-grounded into a double play for Chacin in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Murphy (3), N. Arenado (7)
  • HR - I. Desmond (3)
  • RBI - N. Arenado (21), I. Desmond 2 (13)
  • 2-Out RBI - I. Desmond 2 (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Arenado 2 (2), R. McMahon 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Gamel (5)
  • HR - J. Aguilar (3)
  • RBI - J. Aguilar 3 (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Thames
FIELDING
  • DP - (Story-McMahon-Murphy)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Chacin-Arcia-Aguilar)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (L, 3-2)7.06440612.931.029.0
B. Shaw1.00000101.001.003.5
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (L, 3-2)7.0
B. Shaw1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin (W, 3-3)6.02003105.241.3123.5
J. Guerra (H, 5)2.11221602.200.925.0
J. Hader (S, 7)0.21110213.680.756.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin (W, 3-3)6.0
J. Guerra (H, 5)2.1
J. Hader (S, 7)0.2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 80-61, B. Shaw 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 11-3, B. Shaw 2-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 26, B. Shaw 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 91-54, J. Guerra 40-26, J. Hader 10-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 4-12, J. Guerra 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 22, J. Guerra 9, J. Hader 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Story SS40000001.280.344.517.8600.0
D. Murphy 1B21100200.242.342.515.8575.0
N. Arenado 3B31110102.271.318.500.8185.0
R. McMahon 2B40000023.224.316.343.659-1.0
I. Desmond CF41121010.196.235.370.6046.5
R. Tapia LF30100010.265.306.544.8500.5
a- M. Reynolds PH10000010.189.328.377.706-0.5
T. Wolters C30000011.267.348.367.714-0.5
G. Marquez P20000010.077.077.077.154-0.5
b- G. Hampson PH10000010.182.200.273.473-0.5
B. Shaw P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Tapia in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Marquez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF40100000.273.331.413.7441.0
E. Thames RF30000001.273.349.564.9130.0
J. Guerra P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Hader P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Moustakas 2B30000000.267.353.556.9080.0
Y. Grandal C31100010.283.356.500.8561.5
T. Shaw 3B31100020.194.282.347.6291.0
J. Aguilar 1B31131010.163.244.300.5447.5
B. Gamel LF-RF31100010.273.385.418.8032.5
O. Arcia SS30100000.235.286.398.6841.0
J. Chacin P10000010.375.444.7501.194-0.5
a- R. Braun PH-LF20000001.196.250.381.6310.0
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  • a-grounded into a double play for Chacin in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Murphy (3), N. Arenado (7)
  • HR - I. Desmond (3)
  • RBI - N. Arenado (21), I. Desmond 2 (13)
  • 2-Out RBI - I. Desmond 2 (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Arenado 2 (2), R. McMahon 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Gamel (5)
  • HR - J. Aguilar (3)
  • RBI - J. Aguilar 3 (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Thames
FIELDING
  • DP - (Story-McMahon-Murphy)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Chacin-Arcia-Aguilar)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (L, 3-2)7.06440612.931.029.0
B. Shaw1.00000101.001.003.5
Total8.0644071---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (L, 3-2)7.0
B. Shaw1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin (W, 3-3)6.02003105.241.3123.5
J. Guerra (H, 5)2.11221602.200.925.0
J. Hader (S, 7)0.21110213.680.756.0
Total9.0433491---
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin (W, 3-3)6.0
J. Guerra (H, 5)2.1
J. Hader (S, 7)0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 80-61, B. Shaw 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 11-3, B. Shaw 2-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 26, B. Shaw 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 91-54, J. Guerra 40-26, J. Hader 10-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 4-12, J. Guerra 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 22, J. Guerra 9, J. Hader 3
  • 9TH INNING
    Desmond homered to left center, Arenado scored34
    Arenado doubled to deep right, Murphy scored14
  • 7TH INNING
    Aguilar homered to right center, Grandal and Shaw scored04
  • 6TH INNING
    Braun grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Gamel scored, Arcia out at second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Story grounded out to third
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Murphy walked
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Arenado doubled to deep right, Murphy scored
    • Josh Hader relieved Junior Guerra
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Desmond homered to left center, Arenado scored
    • Mark Reynolds hit for Raimel Tapia
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul tip, Reynolds struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • Garrett Hampson hit for German Marquez
    • G. Hampson: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hampson struck out looking
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Bryan Shaw pitching
    • R. Braun: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Braun grounded out to shortstop
    • L. Cain: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Cain grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Guerra: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Guerra struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Junior Guerra pitching
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • M. Moustakas: Foul, Ball, Moustakas fouled out to third
    • Y. Grandal: Grandal singled to center
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Shaw singled to left center, Grandal to second
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Aguilar homered to right center, Grandal and Shaw scored
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Arcia lined out to second
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Story flied out to deep right
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Murphy lined out to center
    • N. Arenado: Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Gamel doubled to deep left
    • O. Arcia: Arcia reached on bunt single to second, Gamel to third
    • Ryan Braun hit for Jhoulys Chacin
    • R. Braun: Pickoff attempt to first, Braun grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Gamel scored, Arcia out at second
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Cain singled to center
    • E. Thames: Ball, Thames lined out to center
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Strike looking, Wolters lined out to left
    • G. Marquez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Marquez struck out looking
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Dahl flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike swinging, Grandal grounded out to first
    • T. Shaw: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Aguilar grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: McMahon flied out to deep left
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Desmond lined out to third
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Tapia grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Cain grounded out to first
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Thames grounded out to second
    • M. Moustakas: Moustakas grounded out to first
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Foul, Marquez fouled out to third
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Dahl walked
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike swinging, Story popped out to second
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Murphy walked, Dahl to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Arenado popped out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Gamel grounded out to second
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Arcia grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Chacin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chacin struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond fouled out to first
    • R. Tapia: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Tapia singled to right center
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Wolters grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Tapia out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Grandal struck out looking
    • T. Shaw: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Shaw struck out looking
    • J. Aguilar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Ball, Dahl grounded out to third
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Story popped out to shortstop
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Murphy doubled to left
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, McMahon lined out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Cain grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Thames: Thames grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Moustakas grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)