Newman homers, Pirates rally late to beat Brewers 3-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) After back-to-back wins in which the Pittsburgh Pirates scored in double digits, they had to scratch out a victory against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Kevin Newman homered and extended his hitting streak to 18 games, and the Pirates rallied with two late runs to beat the Brewers 3-2 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series.

''Tonight, was a perfect indication of how good things can happen when you put the ball into play and win a game with two runs coming on infield ground balls and situational RBIs,'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said.

The Pirates tied it in the eighth when Bryan Reynolds led off with a walk off reliever Junior Guerra and later scored on a fielder's choice. In the ninth, Elias Diaz drew a one-out walk off Jeremy Jeffress (1-2) and moved to third on Jose Osuna's single. Diaz scored when the Brewers failed to turn a double play on a comebacker to Jeffress.

''I think we should go home on that one,'' Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. ''There may have been a double play on a good turn and throw, but the safer play is the runner at third.''

Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vazquez (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings to help the Pirates won for the seventh time in eight games. Four relievers held the Brewers scoreless over the final five innings.

The Pirates, who have scored at least 10 runs in three out of their last four, generated little offense against Milwaukee starter Jhoulys Chacin. The right-hander, is winless since April 30, gave up six hits and one run in five innings in his longest outing since May 25.

''I thought Jhoulys pitched well,'' Counsell said. ''He gave us a good chance.''

Chris Archer's wild pitch allowed Yasmani Grandal to score from third with the game's first run. Eric Thames doubled to drive in another to give Milwaukee a 2-0 lead after one inning.

Newman hit a solo homer in the third, his fifth of the season, off Chacin to extend the longest active hitting streak in the majors.

''I feel like my approach is good I'm just trying to go up there and hit the ball hard,'' Newman said.

Archer was pulled after four innings as a precaution after experiencing left hip discomfort while swinging at a pitch in the fourth. He gave up three hits and two runs while striking out six and walking two.

''It doesn't feel great,'' Archer said. ''If I thought it was something I could fight through and still get good results, I would have stayed out there.''

ROSTER MOVES

Milwaukee recalled 2B Keston Hiura and INF/OF Tyler Saladino from Triple-A San Antonio. 3B Travis Shaw was optioned to San Antonio and INF/OF Hernan Perez was designated for assignment. Hiura started at second and Saladino at shortstop.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: C Francisco Cervelli rejoined the team in Milwaukee but hasn't been activated from the concussion injured list. ... SS Erik Gonzalez (factured left clavicle) began a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday. Gonzalez, who was injured in a collision with CF Starling Marte in April, went 0 for 3 in Indianapolis' game at Gwinnett.

Brewers: RHP Jimmy Nelson was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to June 26, with fluid on his right elbow. ... RHP Corbin Burnes was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio. Burnes pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

ROOKIE RECORD

Newman's hitting streak ties him with Neil Walker (2010) and Rennie Stennett (1971) for the longest by a Pittsburgh rookie. Bryan Reynolds, another Pirates' rookie, had a 17-game hitting streak earlier this season.

SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS

The Brewers have dropped eight of their last 11 and fell to 3-5 on the 10-game homestand. ''We've got to win baseball games,'' Counsell said. ''Right now, we're not getting consistent performance from all areas.''

SHARED DUTIES

Saladino and Orlando Arcia, who has been the everyday shortstop, are likely to split time in the coming games, Counsell said. ''Tyler Saladino's going to play,'' he said. ''I think at least for a while here we're going to share some time at shortstop.''

UP NEXT

Pirates: Jordan Lyles (5-3, 3.64 ERA), who has been out with left hamstring tightness, is expected to come off the injured list to start the second game of the series. Lyles is 3-4 with a 4.10 ERA in 14 career games (nine starts) against the Brewers.

Brewers: Brandon Woodruff (9-2, 4.01) will make his 17th start and third against the Pirates this season. He is 1-1 with a 7.11 ERA in five career games against Pittsburgh.

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  • W: F. Vazquez (2-0)L: J. Jeffress (1-2)
  • HR: PIT - K. Newman (5)
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B. Reynolds RF-LF41300111.362.422.561.9835.5
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J. Bell 1B40000014.307.379.6371.017-0.5
C. Moran 3B40010001.269.317.457.7741.0
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A. Frazier 2B40200000.259.318.369.6862.0
J. Stallings C20100101.349.417.442.8592.0
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E. Diaz C01000100.282.335.365.7012.0
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J. Osuna RF10100000.326.383.6981.0811.0
  • a-grounded into a double play for Liriano in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
Y. Grandal C31000120.263.375.529.9051.0
C. Yelich RF40000021.330.422.7091.131-1.0
M. Moustakas 3B40100011.279.353.578.9321.5
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E. Thames 1B20110110.264.381.494.8753.5
a- M. Pina PH10000010.147.266.309.575-0.5
K. Hiura 2B40000012.265.315.500.815-0.5
B. Gamel LF30200011.261.346.400.7460.5
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  • a-struck out for Thames in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Chacin in the 5th
  • c-singled for Burnes in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Reynolds (17)
  • HR - K. Newman (5)
  • RBI - K. Newman 2 (29), C. Moran (43)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Reynolds, J. Bell 2 (2), C. Dickerson, J. Stallings, C. Archer 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Moustakas (17), L. Cain (20), E. Thames (10)
  • RBI - E. Thames (32)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Thames (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain, K. Hiura, T. Saladino 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - L. Cain (4), B. Gamel (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Moran-Frazier-Bell)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Saladino-Thames; Hiura-Saladino-Thames)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Archer4.03222605.501.478.0
R. Rodriguez1.01000104.151.472.5
F. Liriano1.01000002.791.322.0
K. Crick1.01001102.571.361.5
F. Vazquez (W, 2-0)2.00000401.801.0315.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Archer4.0
R. Rodriguez1.0
F. Liriano1.0
K. Crick1.0
F. Vazquez (W, 2-0)2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin5.06112415.601.528.0
A. Claudio (H, 14)1.00000004.461.283.0
C. Burnes (H, 2)1.01000008.641.852.0
J. Guerra (BS, 4)1.01111103.801.150.5
J. Jeffress (L, 1-2)1.01111104.151.25-4.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin5.0
A. Claudio (H, 14)1.0
C. Burnes (H, 2)1.0
J. Guerra (BS, 4)1.0
J. Jeffress (L, 1-2)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Archer (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 67-40, R. Rodriguez 12-8, F. Liriano 9-5, K. Crick 21-14, F. Vazquez 25-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Rodriguez 1-0, F. Liriano 1-2, F. Vazquez 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Archer 15, R. Rodriguez 3, F. Liriano 4, K. Crick 5, F. Vazquez 6
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Chacin
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 78-51, A. Claudio 10-7, C. Burnes 6-6, J. Guerra 23-14, J. Jeffress 19-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 4-6, A. Claudio 2-1, C. Burnes 2-0, J. Guerra 2-0, J. Jeffress 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 22, A. Claudio 3, C. Burnes 3, J. Guerra 5, J. Jeffress 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Reynolds RF-LF41300111.362.422.561.9835.5
S. Marte CF40100013.273.317.468.7850.5
J. Bell 1B40000014.307.379.6371.017-0.5
C. Moran 3B40010001.269.317.457.7741.0
C. Dickerson LF30000111.310.369.569.9380.5
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A. Frazier 2B40200000.259.318.369.6862.0
J. Stallings C20100101.349.417.442.8592.0
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E. Diaz C01000100.282.335.365.7012.0
C. Archer P20000013.045.125.045.170-0.5
R. Rodriguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
F. Liriano P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
a- M. Cabrera PH10000001.307.341.429.7700.0
K. Crick P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Osuna RF10100000.326.383.6981.0811.0
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  • a-grounded into a double play for Liriano in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
Y. Grandal C31000120.263.375.529.9051.0
C. Yelich RF40000021.330.422.7091.131-1.0
M. Moustakas 3B40100011.279.353.578.9321.5
L. Cain CF31100101.251.313.355.6683.0
E. Thames 1B20110110.264.381.494.8753.5
a- M. Pina PH10000010.147.266.309.575-0.5
K. Hiura 2B40000012.265.315.500.815-0.5
B. Gamel LF30200011.261.346.400.7460.5
J. Chacin P10000010.158.200.316.516-0.5
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C. Burnes P0000-000.286.286.286.000-
c- R. Braun PH10100000.277.325.466.7911.0
J. Guerra P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Jeffress P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Saladino SS30000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Thames in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Chacin in the 5th
  • c-singled for Burnes in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Reynolds (17)
  • HR - K. Newman (5)
  • RBI - K. Newman 2 (29), C. Moran (43)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Reynolds, J. Bell 2 (2), C. Dickerson, J. Stallings, C. Archer 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Moustakas (17), L. Cain (20), E. Thames (10)
  • RBI - E. Thames (32)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Thames (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain, K. Hiura, T. Saladino 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - L. Cain (4), B. Gamel (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Moran-Frazier-Bell)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Saladino-Thames; Hiura-Saladino-Thames)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Archer4.03222605.501.478.0
R. Rodriguez1.01000104.151.472.5
F. Liriano1.01000002.791.322.0
K. Crick1.01001102.571.361.5
F. Vazquez (W, 2-0)2.00000401.801.0315.0
Total9.06223120---
PITCHERSIP
C. Archer4.0
R. Rodriguez1.0
F. Liriano1.0
K. Crick1.0
F. Vazquez (W, 2-0)2.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin5.06112415.601.528.0
A. Claudio (H, 14)1.00000004.461.283.0
C. Burnes (H, 2)1.01000008.641.852.0
J. Guerra (BS, 4)1.01111103.801.150.5
J. Jeffress (L, 1-2)1.01111104.151.25-4.5
Total9.0933461---
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin5.0
A. Claudio (H, 14)1.0
C. Burnes (H, 2)1.0
J. Guerra (BS, 4)1.0
J. Jeffress (L, 1-2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Archer (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 67-40, R. Rodriguez 12-8, F. Liriano 9-5, K. Crick 21-14, F. Vazquez 25-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Rodriguez 1-0, F. Liriano 1-2, F. Vazquez 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Archer 15, R. Rodriguez 3, F. Liriano 4, K. Crick 5, F. Vazquez 6
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Chacin
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 78-51, A. Claudio 10-7, C. Burnes 6-6, J. Guerra 23-14, J. Jeffress 19-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 4-6, A. Claudio 2-1, C. Burnes 2-0, J. Guerra 2-0, J. Jeffress 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 22, A. Claudio 3, C. Burnes 3, J. Guerra 5, J. Jeffress 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Newman reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Diaz scored, Osuna out at second32
  • 8TH INNING
    Moran reached on fielder's choice to first, Reynolds scored, Bell out at second22
  • 3RD INNING
    Newman homered to left center12
  • 1ST INNING
    Thames doubled to deep right, Cain scored02
    Grandal scored, Cain to third on wild pitch01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jeremy Jeffress relieved Junior Guerra
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Frazier grounded out to second
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Diaz walked
    • J. Osuna: Strike looking, Ball, Osuna singled to center, Diaz to third
    • K. Newman: Newman reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Diaz scored, Osuna out at second
    • B. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • F. Vazquez Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cain grounded out to second
    • Manny Pina hit for Eric Thames
    • M. Pina: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Pina struck out looking
    • K. Hiura: Hiura grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Junior Guerra pitching
    • B. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • S. Marte: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Marte singled to right, Reynolds to second
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bell reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Reynolds to third, Marte out at second
    • C. Moran: Foul, Moran reached on fielder's choice to first, Reynolds scored, Bell out at second
    • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Dickerson struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jose Osuna in right field
    • Felipe Vazquez pitching
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • M. Moustakas: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Corbin Burnes relieved Alex Claudio
    • J. Stallings: Foul, Stallings singled to left center
    • Melky Cabrera hit for Francisco Liriano
    • Joe Musgrove ran for Jacob Stallings
    • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Cabrera grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Musgrove out at second
    • K. Newman: Strike swinging, Newman grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Elias Diaz catching
    • Kyle Crick pitching
    • E. Thames: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Thames walked
    • K. Hiura: Strike swinging, Hiura flied out to right
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gamel struck out looking
    • Ryan Braun hit for Corbin Burnes
    • R. Braun: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Braun singled to right, Thames to third
    • T. Saladino: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Saladino flied out to left
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Alex Claudio pitching
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Moran grounded out to first
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Strike looking, Dickerson grounded out to first
    • A. Frazier: Frazier popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Francisco Liriano relieved Richard Rodriguez
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Grandal flied out to left
    • C. Yelich: Yelich flied out to deep center
    • M. Moustakas: Moustakas doubled to deep right
    • L. Cain: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cain grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • K. Newman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Newman struck out swinging
    • B. Reynolds: Foul, Ball, Reynolds doubled to deep right
    • S. Marte: Strike swinging, Ball, Marte flied out to deep center, Reynolds to third
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bell lined out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Richard Rodriguez relieved Chris Archer
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Gamel singled to right
    • Jesus Aguilar hit for Jhoulys Chacin
    • J. Aguilar: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • T. Saladino: Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Saladino grounded into double play third to second to first, Gamel out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • C. Moran: Moran lined out to third
    • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dickerson walked
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Frazier singled to right, Dickerson to third, Frazier to second
    • J. Stallings: Stallings intentionally walked
    • C. Archer: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Archer struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cain walked
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Cain caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Thames struck out looking
    • K. Hiura: Strike swinging, Ball, Hiura lined out to center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • C. Archer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Archer popped out to second
    • K. Newman: Newman homered to left center
    • B. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds singled to left
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Marte grounded into double play shortstop to first, Reynolds out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Grandal struck out on foul tip
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Foul, Yelich flied out to deep right
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moustakas lined out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • C. Moran: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Moran grounded out to second
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Dickerson flied out to deep center
    • A. Frazier: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Frazier reached on an infield single to second
    • J. Stallings: Stallings reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Frazier out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Gamel singled to left
    • J. Chacin: Ball, Gamel caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chacin struck out swinging
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Saladino struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • K. Newman: Strike looking, Newman grounded out to second
    • B. Reynolds: Reynolds singled to center
    • S. Marte: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • J. Bell: Ball, Bell flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grandal walked
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Moustakas flied out to right
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cain doubled to deep right center, Grandal to third
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grandal scored, Cain to third on wild pitch, Foul, Thames doubled to deep right, Cain scored
    • K. Hiura: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hiura struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)