Woodruff nearly perfect through 8, Brewers beat Phillies 9-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brandon Woodruff was one pitch away from perfection over eight innings, and he didn't exactly regret the one that went awry.

Woodruff allowed a solo homer but was otherwise perfect before being lifted, Christian Yelich hit his major league-leading 21st home run and the Milwaukee Brewers went deep five times in a 9-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

Woodruff (7-1) retired his first 15 batters before Andrew Knapp opened the sixth with his first homer on a low changeup.

''He did a good job on it,'' Woodruff said. ''Maybe I could have went with a different pitch, a different selection. But I went in and asked where the pitch was, if it was down, and they said it was down. So, he did a really good job with it. Going back, you always can say you (wish you could) take it back, but at that moment I was convicted with throwing a changeup. So, you just tip your cap.''

Ben Gamel had two homers for the Brewers, and Hernan Perez and Yasmani Grandal also went long.

Woodruff struck out a career-high 10, fanning the final batter in each of his innings. Woodruff has won 6 of 8 starts since his only loss on April 10. He also pitched a career-high eight innings in his previous start against Atlanta, making him the first Brewers pitcher with consecutive starts of at least eight innings since Taylor Jungmann in 2015.

''Thank goodness for Knappy,'' said Bryce Harper, who struck out all three at-bats. ''A lot of us thought he had stuff to be perfect today. I thought he went out there and did a good job. Sometimes it's going to be like that.''

Woodruff also drove in two with a single and double, raising his average to .370.

Woodruff, who said his only no-hitter was in high school, wanted to pitch the final inning, but manager Craig Counsell opted for Matt Albers, who finished with a perfect ninth.

''I tried to,'' Woodruff said. ''It's a long season. I asked him if I could go back out, and I asked him if he was sure. I pleaded with Craig to try to let me go back out, but I understood the decision.''

Yelich opened a four-run fifth with a drive to left off Vince Velasquez. Perez added his fifth homer, and Woodruff capped the inning with an RBI single to put the Brewers up 7-0.

Velasquez, activated off the injured list Friday and moved to the bullpen, allowed four runs, five hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning.

Gamel hit his third homer to open the third off Zach Eflin (5-5), who allowed three runs and six hits in 3 2/3 innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: Eflin was bothered by a stomach bug before the game. ''I woke up fine this morning and about two hours before the game it kind of hit me pretty hard and didn't feel right,'' he said. ''I felt good enough to compete. It had nothing to do with me missing my spots or having bad command.''

Brewers: C Manny Pina, on the 10-day IL (right hamstring strain) will not accompany the team to Minnesota as originally planned due to a chance of inclement weather. Pina will remain in Milwaukee, then is expected to begin at rehab assignment at Class A Wisconsin on Tuesday. He could rejoin the Brewers later in the week in Pittsburgh.

HAMMER TIME

Hard-throwing right-hander JD Hammer made his debut with a perfect sixth for the Phillies. Hammer - a striking figure with big glasses and long, curly hair - opened the season at Double-A, then made one relief appearance at Triple-A Lehigh Valley before being called up Saturday.

MOUSTAKAS EJECTED

Third baseman Mike Moustakas was ejected in the seventh inning by third base umpire Mike Estabrook, who tossed Ryan Braun and Counsell as the home plate umpire Saturday. Moustakas said he was asking about a checked swing call his previous at-bat.

''I used no profanity, just wanted to have a discussion and see what was going on,'' Moustakas said. ''It was kind of that, and he threw me out of the game.''

UP NEXT

Phillies: After a day off Monday, RHP Nick Pivetta (2-1, 8.35 ERA) will be called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make his first start for Philadelphia since April 16.

Brewers: LHP Gio Gonzalez (2-1, 2.39 ERA) opens the two-game series at Minnesota on Monday. Gonzalez is making his sixth start since being signed as a free agent on April 27.

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  • W: B. Woodruff (7-1)L: Z. Eflin (5-5)
  • HR: PHI - A. Knapp (1), MIL - H. Perez (5), Y. Grandal (10), C. Yelich (21), B. Gamel 2 (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Segura SS30000000.315.361.489.8500.0
B. Harper RF30000030.227.355.438.793-1.5
R. Hoskins 1B30000010.266.394.537.931-0.5
C. Hernandez 2B30000000.302.362.469.8300.0
O. Herrera CF30000030.222.288.341.629-1.5
A. Knapp C31111010.167.352.286.6385.5
M. Franco 3B30000000.220.285.390.6750.0
Z. Eflin P10000010.167.167.167.333-0.5
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E. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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J. Hammer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. De Los Santos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-popped out for Garcia in the 6th
  • b-struck out for De Los Santos in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gamel CF52232023.269.362.420.78212.0
C. Yelich RF51211010.325.436.7401.1768.5
R. Braun LF41200100.280.344.488.8326.0
M. Moustakas 3B40000014.261.325.537.862-0.5
K. Hiura 2B00000000.256.310.410.7200.0
Y. Grandal C31121102.269.378.494.8728.0
J. Nottingham C00000000.500.5001.2501.7500.0
H. Perez 2B-3B42211011.250.287.438.7259.5
E. Thames 1B41100001.234.363.405.7682.0
O. Arcia SS21000211.253.321.382.7032.5
B. Woodruff P30220010.370.393.481.8744.5
a- J. Aguilar PH10000011.195.307.297.604-0.5
M. Albers P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Woodruff in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - A. Knapp
  • RBI - A. Knapp
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Braun 2 (7), B. Woodruff (3)
  • HR - B. Gamel 2 (4), C. Yelich (21), Y. Grandal (10), H. Perez (5)
  • RBI - B. Gamel 3 (14), C. Yelich (43), Y. Grandal 2 (28), H. Perez (10), B. Woodruff 2 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Perez (3), B. Woodruff 2 (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Gamel 3 (3), M. Moustakas, Y. Grandal 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Yelich (10), H. Perez (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Segura-Hernandez-Hoskins)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Eflin (L, 5-5)3.26331423.021.19-4.0
J. Alvarez0.10000003.921.450.0
V. Velasquez0.25441024.641.48-10.0
E. Garcia0.10000103.721.760.5
J. Hammer1.00000100.000.003.5
E. De Los Santos2.01222216.431.142.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Woodruff (W, 7-1)8.011101013.221.0937.0
M. Albers1.00000204.501.234.0
PITCHERSIP
B. Woodruff (W, 7-1)8.0
M. Albers1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - V. Velasquez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 75-48, J. Alvarez 5-3, V. Velasquez 22-14, E. Garcia 5-3, J. Hammer 19-12, E. De Los Santos 31-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 3-4, V. Velasquez 1-1, E. De Los Santos 2-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 18, J. Alvarez, V. Velasquez 8, E. Garcia, J. Hammer 3, E. De Los Santos 8
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 97-73, M. Albers 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 6-8
  • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 25, M. Albers 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Segura SS30000000.315.361.489.8500.0
B. Harper RF30000030.227.355.438.793-1.5
R. Hoskins 1B30000010.266.394.537.931-0.5
C. Hernandez 2B30000000.302.362.469.8300.0
O. Herrera CF30000030.222.288.341.629-1.5
A. Knapp C31111010.167.352.286.6385.5
M. Franco 3B30000000.220.285.390.6750.0
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a- P. Gosselin PH10000000.238.238.310.5480.0
J. Hammer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-popped out for Garcia in the 6th
  • b-struck out for De Los Santos in the 9th
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B. Gamel CF52232023.269.362.420.78212.0
C. Yelich RF51211010.325.436.7401.1768.5
R. Braun LF41200100.280.344.488.8326.0
M. Moustakas 3B40000014.261.325.537.862-0.5
K. Hiura 2B00000000.256.310.410.7200.0
Y. Grandal C31121102.269.378.494.8728.0
J. Nottingham C00000000.500.5001.2501.7500.0
H. Perez 2B-3B42211011.250.287.438.7259.5
E. Thames 1B41100001.234.363.405.7682.0
O. Arcia SS21000211.253.321.382.7032.5
B. Woodruff P30220010.370.393.481.8744.5
a- J. Aguilar PH10000011.195.307.297.604-0.5
M. Albers P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Woodruff in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - A. Knapp
  • RBI - A. Knapp
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Braun 2 (7), B. Woodruff (3)
  • HR - B. Gamel 2 (4), C. Yelich (21), Y. Grandal (10), H. Perez (5)
  • RBI - B. Gamel 3 (14), C. Yelich (43), Y. Grandal 2 (28), H. Perez (10), B. Woodruff 2 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Perez (3), B. Woodruff 2 (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Gamel 3 (3), M. Moustakas, Y. Grandal 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Yelich (10), H. Perez (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Segura-Hernandez-Hoskins)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Eflin (L, 5-5)3.26331423.021.19-4.0
J. Alvarez0.10000003.921.450.0
V. Velasquez0.25441024.641.48-10.0
E. Garcia0.10000103.721.760.5
J. Hammer1.00000100.000.003.5
E. De Los Santos2.01222216.431.142.0
Total8.01299485---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Eflin (L, 5-5)3.2
J. Alvarez0.1
V. Velasquez0.2
E. Garcia0.1
J. Hammer1.0
E. De Los Santos2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Woodruff (W, 7-1)8.011101013.221.0937.0
M. Albers1.00000204.501.234.0
Total9.01110121---
PITCHERSIP
B. Woodruff (W, 7-1)8.0
M. Albers1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - V. Velasquez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 75-48, J. Alvarez 5-3, V. Velasquez 22-14, E. Garcia 5-3, J. Hammer 19-12, E. De Los Santos 31-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 3-4, V. Velasquez 1-1, E. De Los Santos 2-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 18, J. Alvarez, V. Velasquez 8, E. Garcia, J. Hammer 3, E. De Los Santos 8
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 97-73, M. Albers 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 6-8
  • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 25, M. Albers 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Gamel homered to right center, Arcia scored19
  • 6TH INNING
    Knapp homered to right17
  • 5TH INNING
    Woodruff singled to right, Thames scored, Arcia to third07
    Perez homered to right06
    Grandal grounded out to first, Braun scored05
    Yelich homered to left04
  • 4TH INNING
    Woodruff doubled to deep left, Perez scored03
    Grandal homered to left center02
  • 3RD INNING
    Gamel homered to left center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Matt Albers pitching
    • Jacob Nottingham catching
    • Ma. Franco: Franco fouled out to first
    • Sean Rodriguez hit for Enyel De Los Santos
    • S. Rodriguez: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to first
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • A. Knapp: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul tip, Knapp struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. De Los Santos Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Arcia walked
    • Jesus Aguilar hit for Brandon Woodruff
    • J. Aguilar: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gamel homered to right center, Arcia scored
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Braun grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Foul
    • Segura grounded out to second
    • B. Harper: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Enyel De Los Santos relieved JD Hammer
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grandal walked
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Perez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Grandal out at second
    • E. Thames: Thames flied out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • A. Knapp: Foul, Ball, Knapp homered to right
    • Ma. Franco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Franco grounded out to second
    • Phil Gosselin hit for Edgar Garcia
    • P. Gosselin: Strike looking, Gosselin popped out to shortstop
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, McCutchen struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • JD Hammer pitching
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Yelich lined out to shortstop
    • R. Braun: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Braun lined out to right
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins flied out to center
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hernandez lined out to right
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Herrera struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Vince Velasquez relieved Jose Alvarez
    • C. Yelich: Yelich homered to left
    • R. Braun: Braun doubled to deep center
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Moustakas flied out to center
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Braun to third on wild pitch, Foul, Grandal grounded out to first, Braun scored
    • H. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Perez homered to right
    • E. Thames: Strike swinging, Thames singled to right center
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arcia walked, Thames to second
    • B. Woodruff: Strike looking, Woodruff singled to right, Thames scored, Arcia to third
    • Edgar Garcia relieved Vince Velasquez
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: McCutchen popped out to pitcher
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura flied out to deep left
    • B. Harper: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Grandal homered to left center
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Perez singled to left
    • E. Thames: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Thames lined out to center
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Perez stole second, Foul, Foul, Arcia grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Woodruff: Woodruff doubled to deep left, Perez scored
    • Jose Alvarez relieved Zach Eflin
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gamel flied out to left
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Knapp flied out to right
    • Ma. Franco: Foul, Franco grounded out to shortstop
    • Z. Eflin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Eflin struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • B. Woodruff: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Woodruff struck out on foul tip
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gamel homered to left center
    • C. Yelich: Yelich flied out to left
    • R. Braun: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Braun doubled to deep left
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Moustakas grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Foul, Hoskins flied out to deep center
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • H. Perez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Perez struck out on foul tip
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Thames grounded out to second
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Arcia struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Strike (foul tip), McCutchen grounded out to second
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Segura flied out to shallow right
    • B. Harper: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gamel struck out looking
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Yelich singled to center
    • R. Braun: Ball, Ball, Ball, Yelich stole second, Ball, Braun walked
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Moustakas fouled out to catcher
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Grandal popped out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)