Moustakas HR wins car for fan, Yelich HR, Brewers sweep Bucs

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers topped their crowd-pleasing Christian Yelich bobblehead giveaway with another surprise gift, thanks to Mike Moustakas.

Moustakas launched a homer that won a new SUV for a fan, Yelich hit his major league-leading 24th home run and the Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 Sunday for a three-game sweep.

''That homer won us the game and somebody a car, which is pretty cool,'' Yelich said.

Moustakas connected for his 20th homer off Francisco Liriano (1-1). The tiebreaking, two-run drive in the eighth inning hit the roof of a metallic gray SUV, a promotional vehicle perched above the right-center field fence. One lucky fan got the same model to go along with their Yelich bobblehead.

''That was a first time for me,'' Moustakas said. ''Definitely something I am going to remember for a long time.''

Moustakas was just as shocked as the fan holding the winning ticket.

''I didn't know that I actually won somebody a car until afterwards,'' Moustakas said. ''You came to ballgame and leave with a car is pretty cool.''

The Brewers said season ticketholder Mark Gruber was the fortunate fan. He'll get the keys to his new SUV in a pregame presentation before the team's next date at Miller Park on June 20 against Cincinnati.

Liriano said he didn't execute the way he wanted and it cost him.

''I hit that one pretty good,'' Moustakas said of the 1-0 pitch that got away from Liriano. ''I haven't had too much success against Liriano in my career. Faced him a ton. Just looking for a good pitch to put a ball in play. Fortunately, got one and put a good swing on it.''

Liriano knew he made a mistake.

''I just missed my spot,'' he said after the Pirates lost their fifth straight to the Brewers. ''I walked (Yasmani) Grandal, then Moustakas put a good swing on it.''

Orlando Arcia hit a sacrifice fly off Geoff Hartlieb to finish the scoring in the eighth.

Jeremy Jeffress (1-0) pitched the eighth. Josh Hader struck out the side in the ninth for his 16th save and moved the Brewers a season-high 10 games over .500.

The sellout crowd cheered each time Yelich came to the plate, but had little to celebrate until the sixth. Yelich kept the ballpark rocking when he hit the first pitch from starter Steven Brault into the party porch in right.

''That guy is on a different planet,'' Moustakas said.

Brault went a career-best 6 1/3 innings and struck out five. He turned over a 2-1 lead with one out in the sixth to Richard Rodriguez, and pinch-hitter Ben Gamel greeted him with an RBI single that made it 2-all.

Brault planned to use a four-seamer and a sinker as his primary pitches against the Brewers.

''We're going to attack these guys and see what happens,'' he said. ''That was the main goal.''

Jung Ho Kang, reinstated on Saturday from the 10-day injured list after being out with a left side strain, hit a two-run homer in the first off Chase Anderson.

The 457-foot drive was Kang's fifth home run of the season.

Pirates rookie Bryan Reynolds extended his hitting streak to 17 games with an infield single in the first. He also singled in the eighth.

Anderson allowed two runs on four hits over six innings in his first start since a 16-0 drubbing by the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. In that game, he allowed four runs on seven hits, including three home runs, in four innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: GM Neal Huntington said RHP Trevor Williams (right side strain) and RHP Chris Stratton (right side discomfort) were ready for a rehab start probably at Triple-A Indianapolis.

Brewers: RHP Jhoulys Chacin (lower back strain) threw a bullpen session before the game. Manager Craig Counsell that it's possible that Chacin could make a start during the road trip. ... LHP Gio Gonzalez (left arm) played catch the last two days and starts throwing again Monday, but his return is farther off.

YELICH HITS THEM EARLY IN THE COUNT

Yelich has now hit eight home runs on the first pitch and 17 have come within the first two pitches of an at-bat. Both are tops in the majors. Dating to last season's All-Star break, 31 of his 49 homers (63 percent) have come on either the first or second pitch of an at-bat.

COUNSELL ON JURY DUTY

Brewers manager Craig Counsell was notified by Milwaukee County that he may be called for jury duty.

UP NEXT

Pirates: RHP Joe Musgrove (4-6, 4.44 ERA) makes his 13th start this season and fourth career against the Atlanta Braves, facing RHP Kevin Gausman (2-5, 6.15 ERA) in the opener of a four-game road series.

Brewers: RHP Freddy Peralta (3-2, 5.11 ERA) makes his 12th appearance, eighth start of the season and first against the Astros in the opener of an eight-game, nine-day road trip to Houston, San Francisco and San Diego.

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  • W: J. Jeffress (1-0)L: F. Liriano (1-1)S: J. Hader (16)
  • HR: PIT - J. Kang (5), MIL - M. Moustakas (20), C. Yelich (24)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Frazier 2B40000000.253.313.367.6800.0
B. Reynolds LF40200020.352.405.552.9571.0
S. Marte CF40200011.283.324.448.7723.5
J. Bell 1B40000024.325.388.6671.055-1.0
C. Moran 3B30000001.273.330.477.8070.0
a- K. Newman PH00000100.299.352.419.7701.0
G. Polanco RF21000120.250.315.449.7641.0
b- J. Osuna PH10000011.188.278.500.778-0.5
J. Kang SS41121021.137.204.326.5306.0
E. Diaz C30000111.281.308.351.6590.5
S. Brault P30000011.077.077.077.154-0.5
R. Rodriguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
F. Liriano P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
G. Hartlieb P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Moran in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Polanco in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF40000101.254.314.371.6861.0
C. Yelich RF41211013.340.446.7451.1916.5
R. Braun LF40100014.273.324.459.7840.5
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Hader P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Grandal C31000111.274.377.522.8991.5
M. Moustakas 3B41121000.275.337.592.9307.0
H. Perez 2B32300100.269.315.445.7608.0
J. Aguilar 1B30100102.195.301.309.6102.0
O. Arcia SS20010112.257.325.419.7441.5
C. Anderson P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
A. Houser P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Pina PH0000-000.145.242.291.000-
b- B. Gamel PH-LF20110001.264.348.403.7502.0
  • a-announced for Houser in the 7th
  • b-singled for Pina in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Kang (5)
  • RBI - J. Kang 2 (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Kang 2 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bell 3 (3), C. Moran, E. Diaz, S. Brault
BATTING
  • HR - C. Yelich (24), M. Moustakas (20)
  • SF - O. Arcia
  • RBI - C. Yelich (53), M. Moustakas 2 (43), O. Arcia (28), B. Gamel (15)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain, R. Braun 4 (4), J. Aguilar, O. Arcia 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Marte (11)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - H. Perez (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Brault-Frazier-Bell)
  • E - C. Moran (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Brault6.15223515.051.5913.5
R. Rodriguez (BS, 3)0.21001005.471.63-2.0
F. Liriano (L, 1-1)0.03331012.351.21-12.0
G. Hartlieb1.00000009.752.173.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Brault6.1
R. Rodriguez (BS, 3)0.2
F. Liriano (L, 1-1)0.0
G. Hartlieb1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Anderson6.04221613.801.3117.0
A. Houser1.00001202.701.333.0
J. Jeffress (W, 1-0)1.01000102.821.129.5
J. Hader (S, 16)1.00001302.200.7010.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Anderson6.0
A. Houser1.0
J. Jeffress (W, 1-0)1.0
J. Hader (S, 16)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Brault 83-55, R. Rodriguez 14-7, F. Liriano 18-9, G. Hartlieb 6-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Brault 7-6, R. Rodriguez 1-1, G. Hartlieb 2-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Brault 26, R. Rodriguez 4, F. Liriano 4, G. Hartlieb 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Anderson 91-59, A. Houser 18-11, J. Jeffress 20-11, J. Hader 25-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Anderson 5-7, A. Houser 1-0, J. Jeffress 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Anderson 23, A. Houser 4, J. Jeffress 4, J. Hader 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Frazier 2B40000000.253.313.367.6800.0
B. Reynolds LF40200020.352.405.552.9571.0
S. Marte CF40200011.283.324.448.7723.5
J. Bell 1B40000024.325.388.6671.055-1.0
C. Moran 3B30000001.273.330.477.8070.0
a- K. Newman PH00000100.299.352.419.7701.0
G. Polanco RF21000120.250.315.449.7641.0
b- J. Osuna PH10000011.188.278.500.778-0.5
J. Kang SS41121021.137.204.326.5306.0
E. Diaz C30000111.281.308.351.6590.5
S. Brault P30000011.077.077.077.154-0.5
R. Rodriguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Moran in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Polanco in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF40000101.254.314.371.6861.0
C. Yelich RF41211013.340.446.7451.1916.5
R. Braun LF40100014.273.324.459.7840.5
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Hader P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Grandal C31000111.274.377.522.8991.5
M. Moustakas 3B41121000.275.337.592.9307.0
H. Perez 2B32300100.269.315.445.7608.0
J. Aguilar 1B30100102.195.301.309.6102.0
O. Arcia SS20010112.257.325.419.7441.5
C. Anderson P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
A. Houser P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Pina PH0000-000.145.242.291.000-
b- B. Gamel PH-LF20110001.264.348.403.7502.0
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  • a-announced for Houser in the 7th
  • b-singled for Pina in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Kang (5)
  • RBI - J. Kang 2 (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Kang 2 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bell 3 (3), C. Moran, E. Diaz, S. Brault
BATTING
  • HR - C. Yelich (24), M. Moustakas (20)
  • SF - O. Arcia
  • RBI - C. Yelich (53), M. Moustakas 2 (43), O. Arcia (28), B. Gamel (15)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain, R. Braun 4 (4), J. Aguilar, O. Arcia 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Marte (11)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - H. Perez (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Brault-Frazier-Bell)
  • E - C. Moran (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Brault6.15223515.051.5913.5
R. Rodriguez (BS, 3)0.21001005.471.63-2.0
F. Liriano (L, 1-1)0.03331012.351.21-12.0
G. Hartlieb1.00000009.752.173.0
Total8.0955552---
PITCHERSIP
S. Brault6.1
R. Rodriguez (BS, 3)0.2
F. Liriano (L, 1-1)0.0
G. Hartlieb1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Anderson6.04221613.801.3117.0
A. Houser1.00001202.701.333.0
J. Jeffress (W, 1-0)1.01000102.821.129.5
J. Hader (S, 16)1.00001302.200.7010.5
Total9.05223121---
PITCHERSIP
C. Anderson6.0
A. Houser1.0
J. Jeffress (W, 1-0)1.0
J. Hader (S, 16)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Brault 83-55, R. Rodriguez 14-7, F. Liriano 18-9, G. Hartlieb 6-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Brault 7-6, R. Rodriguez 1-1, G. Hartlieb 2-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Brault 26, R. Rodriguez 4, F. Liriano 4, G. Hartlieb 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Anderson 91-59, A. Houser 18-11, J. Jeffress 20-11, J. Hader 25-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Anderson 5-7, A. Houser 1-0, J. Jeffress 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Anderson 23, A. Houser 4, J. Jeffress 4, J. Hader 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Arcia hit sacrifice fly to center, Perez scored25
    Moustakas homered to right center, Grandal scored24
  • 7TH INNING
    Gamel singled to shallow left, Perez scored, Arcia to third, Gamel to second on 3rd baseman Moran throwing error22
  • 6TH INNING
    Yelich homered to right21
  • 2ND INNING
    Kang homered to center, Polanco scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Josh Hader relieved Jeremy Jeffress
    • Kevin Newman hit for Colin Moran
    • K. Newman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Newman walked
    • Jose Osuna hit for Gregory Polanco
    • J. Osuna: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Osuna struck out swinging
    • J. Kang: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kang struck out swinging
    • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Newman to second, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jeremy Jeffress pitching
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Frazier grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Reynolds: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Reynolds singled to shallow center
    • S. Marte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • J. Bell: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bell lined out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Francisco Liriano relieved Richard Rodriguez
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Moustakas homered to right center, Grandal scored
    • H. Perez: Ball, Perez singled to shallow left
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Perez stole second, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Aguilar singled to right center, Perez to third
    • Geoff Hartlieb relieved Francisco Liriano
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Arcia hit sacrifice fly to center, Perez scored
    • B. Gamel: Gamel reached on fielder's choice to second, Aguilar out at second
    • L. Cain: Cain reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gamel out at second
    • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Adrian Houser relieved Chase Anderson
    • G. Polanco: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
    • J. Kang: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kang grounded out to third
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Diaz walked
    • S. Brault: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Brault struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Brault Pitching:
    • H. Perez: Ball, Foul, Perez reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Aguilar: Aguilar lined out to shortstop
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arcia walked, Perez to second
    • Manny Pina hit for Adrian Houser
    • Richard Rodriguez relieved Steven Brault
    • Ben Gamel hit for Manny Pina
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gamel singled to shallow left, Perez scored, Arcia to third, Gamel to second on 3rd baseman Moran throwing error
    • L. Cain: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cain walked
    • C. Yelich: Yelich popped out to shortstop
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Braun reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Cain out at second
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • B. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • S. Marte: Marte singled to left
    • J. Bell: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Marte stole second, Ball, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • C. Moran: Moran flied out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Brault Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Yelich homered to right
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Braun singled to shallow left
    • Y. Grandal: Grandal grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Braun out at second
    • M. Moustakas: Foul, Foul, Moustakas grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Diaz lined out to shortstop
    • S. Brault: Foul, Ball, Foul, Brault grounded out to first
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Frazier fouled out to catcher
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Brault Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Arcia fouled out to third
    • C. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Ball, Strike looking, Cain grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Moran fouled out to first
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Polanco struck out on foul tip
    • J. Kang: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kang struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Brault Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Grandal flied out to right
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Moustakas flied out to deep left
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Perez singled to left center
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Aguilar grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • S. Brault: Strike looking, Brault lined out to second
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Frazier grounded out to third
    • B. Reynolds: Reynolds reached on an infield single to second
    • S. Marte: Ball, Marte singled to shallow left, Reynolds to second
    • J. Bell: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Brault Pitching:
    • C. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Anderson flied out to center
    • L. Cain: Ball, Foul, Cain grounded out to third
    • C. Yelich: Yelich singled to shallow center
    • R. Braun: Braun reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Yelich out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bell flied out to left
    • C. Moran: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Moran grounded out to first
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Polanco walked
    • J. Kang: Kang homered to center, Polanco scored
    • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Brault Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • M. Moustakas: Moustakas grounded out to third
    • H. Perez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Perez walked
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Aguilar walked, Perez to second
    • O. Arcia: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Frazier grounded out to second
    • B. Reynolds: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • S. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Marte flied out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Brault Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Ball, Cain popped out to second
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Yelich struck out looking
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)