Woodruff fans 10, Brewers' bats shine in 10-4 win over Bucs

MILWAUKEE (AP) When Brandon Woodruff starts, the Milwaukee Brewers win.

Woodruff struck out 10 in six innings and Ryan Braun hit a three-run homer, helping the Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-4 on Friday night.

''I tried to go out there and make good pitches and tonight I guess the arm was just feeling good,'' Woodruff said.

The Brewers improved to 11-2 this season when Woodruff (8-1) takes the mound, including wins in his last eight starts. The 10 strikeouts matched a career high for the right-hander, who was charged with three runs and four hits.

''He's been in a good groove here,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ''We're talking seven or eight starts where I think he's thrown the ball well. He's confident in what he's doing. It's mainly because of the fastball. The fastball should give him a ton of confidence. He's got hitters looking for it and he's thrown it by them.''

Eric Thames also went deep for Milwaukee, and NL MVP Christian Yelich had three hits. Travis Shaw walked twice and scored two runs.

Bryan Reynolds doubled twice and drove in two runs for Pittsburgh, which has dropped four of its last five against Milwaukee. Rookie Davis lasted just three innings in his first start of the season for the Pirates.

Thames put Milwaukee ahead to stay with a two-run drive to right in the second. It was Thames' eighth of the season.

Yelich made it 3-0 with a sacrifice fly. He is batting .355 with 48 homers and 127 RBIs since last July 8.

Davis (0-1), who became the 11th different pitcher to start a game for the Pirates this year, allowed three runs and walked five.

Braun put the game out of reach with his 10th homer in the sixth. The drive to straightaway center drew a huge roar from the Miller Park crowd of 30,296 and an even bigger bat flip from the 2011 NL MVP.

''I didn't see the bat flip,'' Counsell said. ''(Braun) had some pitches to hit yesterday and today was a little bit frustrated with himself. But, he's taking good swings. They made a couple of good pitches on him earlier in the game. He finally got one out over the plate.''

Kevin Newman went deep for Pittsburgh, which had won two in a row. Adam Frazier had a run-scoring triple.

SALUTE TO THE NEGRO LEAGUES

The Pirates and Brewers wore vintage 1930s Pittsburgh Crawfords and 1923 Milwaukee Bears uniforms in honor of the Negro Leagues. The Brewers paid tribute to John ''Blue Moon'' Odom and James ''Rocky'' Portier during a pregame ceremony. Odom and Portier played in the Negro Leagues' barnstorming years of the 1950s.

HISTORY FOR BRAUN

Braun now has 12 seasons with double-digit homers for Milwaukee, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer Robin Yount for most in Brewers history.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: OF Corey Dickerson (right shoulder strain) has rejoined the team after a rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis. Dickerson has been on the injured list since April 4. INF Jung Ho Kang (left side strain) also has rejoined the team after a rehab stint. Manager Clint Hurdle says the team plans to activate both players on Saturday.

Brewers: Counsell says LHP Brent Suter (left elbow) will be throwing off the mound a lot in June. He says the plan is for Suter to begin facing hitters in simulated game situations around the All-Star break. Suter was placed on the 60-day injured list on Feb. 19.

UP NEXT

Brewers right-hander Zach Davies (6-0, 2.20 ERA) will face right-hander Jordan Lyles (5-3, 3.38 ERA) in game two of the weekend series Saturday afternoon. Davies last started Sunday against the Pirates, earning a 4-2 victory. Lyles has lost his last two starts after winning four straight decisions.

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  • W: B. Woodruff (8-1)L: R. Davis (0-1)
  • HR: PIT - K. Newman (2), MIL - R. Braun (10), E. Thames (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Reynolds CF40220020.350.407.562.9695.0
M. Cabrera LF40000021.327.368.456.824-1.0
J. Bell 1B30000120.333.396.6841.0800.0
C. Moran 3B40100021.279.337.473.8100.0
G. Polanco RF30000132.254.315.455.770-0.5
E. Diaz C31100002.299.321.374.6952.0
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a- C. Tucker PH10000011.196.244.321.565-0.5
A. Frazier 2B31110001.253.315.367.6825.0
R. Davis P10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Holmes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Osuna PH10000011.214.313.571.884-0.5
N. Kingham P0000-000.000.250.000.000-
J. Stallings C11100000.241.267.241.5082.0
  • a-struck out for Hartlieb in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Holmes in the 5th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF41120111.258.315.379.6944.5
C. Yelich RF42310011.337.442.7371.1788.5
R. Braun LF51131035.270.324.465.7896.5
C. Burnes P00000000.286.286.286.5710.0
M. Moustakas 2B40210101.271.333.573.9074.0
Y. Grandal C51200002.281.374.536.9104.0
E. Thames 1B52121003.239.364.455.8198.0
T. Shaw 3B32110212.172.281.290.5715.5
O. Arcia SS41200102.259.328.421.7495.0
B. Woodruff P10000003.323.344.419.7630.0
a- J. Aguilar PH10100000.193.298.310.6092.0
A. Claudio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- B. Gamel PH-LF10000002.261.346.401.7470.0
  • a-doubled for Woodruff in the 6th
  • b-flied out for Claudio in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Reynolds 2 (12)
  • 3B - A. Frazier (3)
  • HR - K. Newman (2)
  • RBI - K. Newman (15), B. Reynolds 2 (20), A. Frazier (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Reynolds 2 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Cabrera, C. Tucker, J. Osuna
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Yelich (9), Y. Grandal (7), O. Arcia (9), J. Aguilar (5)
  • HR - R. Braun (10), E. Thames (8)
  • SF - C. Yelich (3)
  • SH - B. Woodruff
  • RBI - L. Cain 2 (26), C. Yelich (52), R. Braun 3 (35), M. Moustakas (40), E. Thames 2 (26), T. Shaw (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Moustakas (23)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Braun 3 (3), M. Moustakas, Y. Grandal, O. Arcia 2 (2), B. Woodruff 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - B. Reynolds
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Yelich (14)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Arcia-Moustakas-Thames)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Davis (L, 0-1)3.04335216.751.88-7.0
C. Holmes1.02110105.281.570.5
N. Kingham2.15650019.612.02-4.0
G. Hartlieb1.230003010.642.361.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Davis (L, 0-1)3.0
C. Holmes1.0
N. Kingham2.1
G. Hartlieb1.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Woodruff (W, 8-1)6.043311013.871.1725.0
A. Claudio1.01000105.061.312.5
C. Burnes2.02111309.501.923.5
PITCHERSIP
B. Woodruff (W, 8-1)6.0
A. Claudio1.0
C. Burnes2.0
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Davis, N. Kingham
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Davis 76-40, C. Holmes 21-14, N. Kingham 54-35, G. Hartlieb 32-24
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Davis 4-3, C. Holmes 1-1, N. Kingham 6-1, G. Hartlieb 1-1
  • Batters Faced - R. Davis 18, C. Holmes 5, N. Kingham 13, G. Hartlieb 8
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 99-65, A. Claudio 11-7, C. Burnes 34-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 5-2, A. Claudio 1-0, C. Burnes 1-2
  • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 22, A. Claudio 3, C. Burnes 9
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Newman SS41111012.292.341.416.7575.5
B. Reynolds CF40220020.350.407.562.9695.0
M. Cabrera LF40000021.327.368.456.824-1.0
J. Bell 1B30000120.333.396.6841.0800.0
C. Moran 3B40100021.279.337.473.8100.0
G. Polanco RF30000132.254.315.455.770-0.5
E. Diaz C31100002.299.321.374.6952.0
G. Hartlieb P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Tucker PH10000011.196.244.321.565-0.5
A. Frazier 2B31110001.253.315.367.6825.0
R. Davis P10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Holmes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Osuna PH10000011.214.313.571.884-0.5
N. Kingham P0000-000.000.250.000.000-
J. Stallings C11100000.241.267.241.5082.0
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  • a-struck out for Hartlieb in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Holmes in the 5th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF41120111.258.315.379.6944.5
C. Yelich RF42310011.337.442.7371.1788.5
R. Braun LF51131035.270.324.465.7896.5
C. Burnes P00000000.286.286.286.5710.0
M. Moustakas 2B40210101.271.333.573.9074.0
Y. Grandal C51200002.281.374.536.9104.0
E. Thames 1B52121003.239.364.455.8198.0
T. Shaw 3B32110212.172.281.290.5715.5
O. Arcia SS41200102.259.328.421.7495.0
B. Woodruff P10000003.323.344.419.7630.0
a- J. Aguilar PH10100000.193.298.310.6092.0
A. Claudio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- B. Gamel PH-LF10000002.261.346.401.7470.0
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  • a-doubled for Woodruff in the 6th
  • b-flied out for Claudio in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Reynolds 2 (12)
  • 3B - A. Frazier (3)
  • HR - K. Newman (2)
  • RBI - K. Newman (15), B. Reynolds 2 (20), A. Frazier (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Reynolds 2 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Cabrera, C. Tucker, J. Osuna
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Yelich (9), Y. Grandal (7), O. Arcia (9), J. Aguilar (5)
  • HR - R. Braun (10), E. Thames (8)
  • SF - C. Yelich (3)
  • SH - B. Woodruff
  • RBI - L. Cain 2 (26), C. Yelich (52), R. Braun 3 (35), M. Moustakas (40), E. Thames 2 (26), T. Shaw (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Moustakas (23)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Braun 3 (3), M. Moustakas, Y. Grandal, O. Arcia 2 (2), B. Woodruff 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - B. Reynolds
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Yelich (14)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Arcia-Moustakas-Thames)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Davis (L, 0-1)3.04335216.751.88-7.0
C. Holmes1.02110105.281.570.5
N. Kingham2.15650019.612.02-4.0
G. Hartlieb1.230003010.642.361.5
Total8.014109562---
PITCHERSIP
R. Davis (L, 0-1)3.0
C. Holmes1.0
N. Kingham2.1
G. Hartlieb1.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Woodruff (W, 8-1)6.043311013.871.1725.0
A. Claudio1.01000105.061.312.5
C. Burnes2.02111309.501.923.5
Total9.07442141---
PITCHERSIP
B. Woodruff (W, 8-1)6.0
A. Claudio1.0
C. Burnes2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Davis, N. Kingham
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Davis 76-40, C. Holmes 21-14, N. Kingham 54-35, G. Hartlieb 32-24
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Davis 4-3, C. Holmes 1-1, N. Kingham 6-1, G. Hartlieb 1-1
  • Batters Faced - R. Davis 18, C. Holmes 5, N. Kingham 13, G. Hartlieb 8
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 99-65, A. Claudio 11-7, C. Burnes 34-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 5-2, A. Claudio 1-0, C. Burnes 1-2
  • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 22, A. Claudio 3, C. Burnes 9
  • 8TH INNING
    Reynolds doubled to deep right center, Stallings scored410
  • 7TH INNING
    Cain singled to center, Shaw and Arcia scored310
    Shaw singled to deep right, Thames scored38
  • 6TH INNING
    Bell homered to center, Cain and Yelich scored37
    Newman homered to left center34
  • 4TH INNING
    Moustakas singled to left center, Yelich scored24
  • 3RD INNING
    Reynolds doubled to deep right, Frazier scored23
    Frazier tripled to deep right, Diaz scored13
  • 2ND INNING
    Yelich hit sacrifice fly to left, Shaw scored, Arcia to third03
    Thames homered to right center, Grandal scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • C. Burnes Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bell walked
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Moran flied out to center
    • G. Polanco: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • Cole Tucker hit for Geoff Hartlieb
    • C. Tucker: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Tucker struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Corbin Burnes pitching
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Frazier grounded out to third
    • J. Stallings: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Stallings singled to left
    • K. Newman: Ball, Ball, Newman popped out to first
    • B. Reynolds: Reynolds doubled to deep right center, Stallings scored
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Cabrera struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Hartlieb Pitching:
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cabrera singled to center
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grandal singled to right, Moustakas to second
    • E. Thames: Thames flied out to deep right
    • T. Shaw: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Arcia grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Alex Claudio pitching
    • C. Moran: Strike swinging, Ball, Moran singled to right center
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Diaz grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Moran out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • N. Kingham Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Foul, Ball, Foul, Cabrera safe at first on 3rd baseman Moran fielding error
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Thames to second on wild pitch, Shaw singled to deep right, Thames scored
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cabrera doubled to deep left, Shaw to third
    • Ben Gamel hit for Alex Claudio
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gamel flied out to left
    • Geoff Hartlieb pitching
    • Jacob Stallings catching
    • L. Cain: Cain singled to center, Shaw and Arcia scored
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • K. Newman: Newman homered to left center
    • B. Reynolds: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul tip, Bell struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jesus Aguilar hit for Brandon Woodruff
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Cabrera doubled to deep left
    • L. Cain: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cain reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Aguilar out at third
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Cabrera singled to right, Cain to third
    • R. Braun: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Foul, Bell homered to center, Cain and Yelich scored
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Foul, Ball, Moustakas grounded out to second
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Grandal grounded out to first
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Polanco walked
    • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Diaz fouled out to catcher
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Frazier flied out to center
    • Jose Osuna hit for Clay Holmes
    • J. Osuna: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Osuna struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Nick Kingham pitching
    • E. Thames: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Thames grounded out to first
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Shaw grounded out to third
    • O. Arcia: Arcia grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Cabrera struck out on foul tip
    • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell grounded out to third
    • C. Moran: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Moran struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Clay Holmes relieved Rookie Davis
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cain flied out to center
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Yelich reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • R. Braun: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Braun struck out looking, Yelich stole second
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moustakas singled to left center, Yelich scored
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Grandal grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Diaz reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Frazier tripled to deep right, Diaz scored
    • R. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Davis grounded out to third
    • K. Newman: Newman grounded out to second
    • B. Reynolds: Reynolds doubled to deep right, Frazier scored
    • M. Cabrera: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reynolds out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Davis Pitching:
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moustakas walked
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Grandal lined out to right
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Thames flied out to deep center
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Shaw walked, Moustakas to second
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arcia walked, Moustakas to third, Shaw to second
    • B. Woodruff: Foul, Woodruff grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bell struck out looking
    • C. Moran: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Moran struck out swinging
    • G. Polanco: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Davis Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Grandal doubled to deep right
    • E. Thames: Thames homered to right center, Grandal scored
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Shaw walked
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Arcia singled to right, Shaw to second
    • B. Woodruff: Foul, Woodruff hit sacrifice bunt to first, Shaw to third, Arcia to second
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cain walked
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Yelich hit sacrifice fly to left, Shaw scored, Arcia to third
    • R. Braun: Strike swinging, Braun reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Cain out at second
    • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • K. Newman: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Newman struck out looking
    • B. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • M. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Davis Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Cain struck out on foul tip
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Foul, Yelich doubled to deep right center
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Yelich to third on wild pitch, Foul, Moustakas grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)