Yelich hits grand slam, Brewers power past Braves, 13-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) Earlier in the day, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said his team had to find a way to make more plays in order to claw out of its midseason slump.

Milwaukee then went out and did it Tuesday night.

Christian Yelich hit his second career grand slam, Keston Hiura and Lorenzo Cain each had a solo home run, and the Brewers got a needed 13-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

''We talked about (making plays) a lot,'' Counsell said. ''(We had) a lot of people doing a good job tonight.''

Brandon Woodruff (11-3) gave up one run and five hits in 6 2/3 innings for the Brewers, who had lost eight of their previous 10 games. The right-hander walked one and struck out seven, snapping a 12-game streak in which Milwaukee starters failed to get a win.

With the Brewers leading 7-1 in the seventh, Yelich hit his 33rd home run of the season with the bases loaded. The shot, which came against Braves reliever Huascar Ynoa, was the first grand slam for Milwaukee this season and the second of Yelich's career. He also had one last Sept. 2 at Washington.

Mike Moustakas picked up his 1,000th career hit with a single to right-center field in the seventh. Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman stepped away from Moustakas to allow the 10-year veteran to acknowledge the standing ovation from the crowd of 31,599.

''Obviously, the most important thing was getting the W,'' Moustakas said. ''Every one (win) counts right now. We haven't been playing our best baseball. Huge win for us. The boys came out and played phenomenal today.''

Bryse Wilson (1-1) allowed four runs and six hits in four innings for the Braves. Wilson, recalled earlier in the day from Triple-A Gwinnett, became the youngest pitcher to start a game in the National League this season at 21 years, 208 days.

''His secondary stuff was just so-so tonight but he kept it manageable,'' Braves manager Brian Snitker said of Wilson. ''We still had a chance coming out of the fifth, we were still within striking distance but it just kind of got out of hand.''

Tyler Flowers scored the lone run for the Braves on a solo homer in the fifth, his eighth of the season. The 12-run loss is the largest deficit for Atlanta this year.

Wilson retired eight of the first nine batters he faced, allowing only a solo home run to Hiura in the second. But then four straight batters reached base, with Cain and Yelich coming around to score, and the flood gates opened shortly thereafter.

After finishing a home run short of the cycle on Monday, Hiura continued his hot streak at the plate. The home run extended his hitting streak to six games and he reached base a career-high five times.

''Obviously, it was nice to have the offense rolling like it was tonight,'' Moustakas said. ''Keston's six for his last seven or something. He's just ripping the cover off the ball.''

Yasmani Grandal had an RBI single and Moustakas a run-scoring double to push the Brewers' lead to 3-0 in the third.

Yelich scored on a wild pitch in the fifth and Cain homered in the sixth to make it 5-1.

Yelich's homer capped a six-run seventh inning that stretched the advantage to 11-1. Ben Gamel's RBI single and Cain's bases-loaded walk capped the scoring in the eighth.

STAYING ON BASE

Ronald Acuna Jr. reached base on a single in the third, extending his career-best on-base streak to 22 consecutive games. That ties Kansas City's Whit Merrifield for the longest active streak in the majors.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves: LHP Max Fried was placed on the 10-day injured list with a blister on his left index finger. Snitker says the blister developed during the fourth inning Monday night. Snitker pulled Fried after he pitched five scoreless innings.

UP NEXT

Brewers RHP Chase Anderson (4-2, 4.27 ERA) will face Braves LHP Dallas Keuchel (3-2, 3.60 ERA) in the finale of the three-game series Wednesday.

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  • W: B. Woodruff (11-3)L: B. Wilson (1-1)
  • HR: ATL - T. Flowers (8), MIL - L. Cain (6), C. Yelich (33), K. Hiura (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Acuna CF40100002.290.372.507.8785.0
D. Swanson SS30000122.269.333.483.8170.0
T. Toussaint P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
F. Freeman 1B30000013.299.385.578.963-0.5
a- J. Camargo PH-1B10000000.232.265.361.6270.0
J. Donaldson 3B30000111.252.365.511.8750.5
N. Markakis RF40100011.284.357.431.7880.5
O. Albies 2B40000012.290.347.477.824-0.5
A. Riley LF40100012.254.309.532.8410.5
T. Flowers C31111012.244.324.451.7765.5
B. Wilson P20100000.250.250.250.5001.0
J. Blevins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Joyce PH10000011.293.396.488.884-0.5
H. Ynoa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Culberson SS00000000.303.347.545.8930.0
  • a-lined out for Freeman in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Blevins in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF52221115.252.313.364.67810.5
C. Yelich RF33141200.332.433.7111.14415.0
J. Jackson P10000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
Y. Grandal C40110100.251.370.505.8763.0
M. Moustakas 3B51210012.267.335.545.8804.5
E. Thames 1B20000002.268.375.516.8920.0
a- J. Aguilar PH-1B22100011.234.332.393.7254.5
K. Hiura 2B33321200.317.383.592.97513.0
B. Gamel LF-RF41220101.256.340.391.7326.0
T. Saladino SS-LF50100017.100.122.100.2220.5
B. Woodruff P20000010.279.295.372.668-0.5
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- O. Arcia PH-SS01000200.230.295.390.6853.0
  • a-struck out for Thames in the 5th
  • b-walked for Jeffress in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - T. Flowers (8)
  • RBI - T. Flowers (19)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Acuna, F. Freeman 2 (2), J. Donaldson, A. Riley, T. Flowers
BATTING
  • 2B - L. Cain (23), M. Moustakas (21), J. Aguilar (8)
  • HR - L. Cain (6), C. Yelich (33), K. Hiura (9)
  • SH - B. Woodruff (3)
  • RBI - L. Cain 2 (33), C. Yelich 4 (72), Y. Grandal (50), M. Moustakas (55), K. Hiura 2 (18), B. Gamel 2 (22)
  • 2-Out RBI - L. Cain (15), C. Yelich 4 (21), Y. Grandal (18), M. Moustakas (27), K. Hiura (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain 2 (2), J. Jackson 3 (3), E. Thames 2 (2), T. Saladino 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Acuna 2 (16)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Yelich (23)
FIELDING
  • PB - T. Flowers (11)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Yelich (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Wilson (L, 1-1)4.06443116.751.71-5.5
J. Blevins2.01112214.151.563.0
H. Ynoa1.056611118.002.33-8.5
T. Toussaint1.01223205.261.60-2.0
PITCHERSIP
B. Wilson (L, 1-1)4.0
J. Blevins2.0
H. Ynoa1.0
T. Toussaint1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Woodruff (W, 11-3)6.25112713.531.1323.5
J. Jeffress0.10000003.931.250.0
J. Jackson2.00000207.110.957.0
PITCHERSIP
B. Woodruff (W, 11-3)6.2
J. Jeffress0.1
J. Jackson2.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Blevins (2)
  • IBB - J. Blevins (2)
  • HBP - T. Toussaint (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Wilson 80-45, J. Blevins 38-24, H. Ynoa 36-20, T. Toussaint 34-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Wilson 3-8, J. Blevins 1-3, H. Ynoa 1-1
  • Batters Faced - B. Wilson 21, J. Blevins 9, H. Ynoa 9, T. Toussaint 8
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 101-64, J. Jeffress 1-1, J. Jackson 27-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 8-5
  • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 27, J. Jeffress, J. Jackson 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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R. Acuna CF40100002.290.372.507.8785.0
D. Swanson SS30000122.269.333.483.8170.0
T. Toussaint P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
F. Freeman 1B30000013.299.385.578.963-0.5
a- J. Camargo PH-1B10000000.232.265.361.6270.0
J. Donaldson 3B30000111.252.365.511.8750.5
N. Markakis RF40100011.284.357.431.7880.5
O. Albies 2B40000012.290.347.477.824-0.5
A. Riley LF40100012.254.309.532.8410.5
T. Flowers C31111012.244.324.451.7765.5
B. Wilson P20100000.250.250.250.5001.0
J. Blevins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Joyce PH10000011.293.396.488.884-0.5
H. Ynoa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Culberson SS00000000.303.347.545.8930.0
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  • a-lined out for Freeman in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Blevins in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF52221115.252.313.364.67810.5
C. Yelich RF33141200.332.433.7111.14415.0
J. Jackson P10000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
Y. Grandal C40110100.251.370.505.8763.0
M. Moustakas 3B51210012.267.335.545.8804.5
E. Thames 1B20000002.268.375.516.8920.0
a- J. Aguilar PH-1B22100011.234.332.393.7254.5
K. Hiura 2B33321200.317.383.592.97513.0
B. Gamel LF-RF41220101.256.340.391.7326.0
T. Saladino SS-LF50100017.100.122.100.2220.5
B. Woodruff P20000010.279.295.372.668-0.5
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- O. Arcia PH-SS01000200.230.295.390.6853.0
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  • a-struck out for Thames in the 5th
  • b-walked for Jeffress in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - T. Flowers (8)
  • RBI - T. Flowers (19)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Acuna, F. Freeman 2 (2), J. Donaldson, A. Riley, T. Flowers
BATTING
  • 2B - L. Cain (23), M. Moustakas (21), J. Aguilar (8)
  • HR - L. Cain (6), C. Yelich (33), K. Hiura (9)
  • SH - B. Woodruff (3)
  • RBI - L. Cain 2 (33), C. Yelich 4 (72), Y. Grandal (50), M. Moustakas (55), K. Hiura 2 (18), B. Gamel 2 (22)
  • 2-Out RBI - L. Cain (15), C. Yelich 4 (21), Y. Grandal (18), M. Moustakas (27), K. Hiura (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain 2 (2), J. Jackson 3 (3), E. Thames 2 (2), T. Saladino 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Acuna 2 (16)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Yelich (23)
FIELDING
  • PB - T. Flowers (11)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Yelich (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Wilson (L, 1-1)4.06443116.751.71-5.5
J. Blevins2.01112214.151.563.0
H. Ynoa1.056611118.002.33-8.5
T. Toussaint1.01223205.261.60-2.0
Total8.0131313963---
PITCHERSIP
B. Wilson (L, 1-1)4.0
J. Blevins2.0
H. Ynoa1.0
T. Toussaint1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Woodruff (W, 11-3)6.25112713.531.1323.5
J. Jeffress0.10000003.931.250.0
J. Jackson2.00000207.110.957.0
Total9.0511291---
PITCHERSIP
B. Woodruff (W, 11-3)6.2
J. Jeffress0.1
J. Jackson2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Blevins (2)
  • IBB - J. Blevins (2)
  • HBP - T. Toussaint (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Wilson 80-45, J. Blevins 38-24, H. Ynoa 36-20, T. Toussaint 34-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Wilson 3-8, J. Blevins 1-3, H. Ynoa 1-1
  • Batters Faced - B. Wilson 21, J. Blevins 9, H. Ynoa 9, T. Toussaint 8
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 101-64, J. Jeffress 1-1, J. Jackson 27-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 8-5
  • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 27, J. Jeffress, J. Jackson 6
  • 8TH INNING
    Cain walked, Hiura scored, Gamel to third, Arcia to second113
    Gamel singled to right center, Aguilar scored, Hiura to second112
  • 7TH INNING
    Yelich homered to right center, Hiura, Gamel and Arcia scored111
    Gamel singled to shallow center, Aguilar scored, Hiura to second17
    Hiura singled to left, Moustakas scored, Aguilar to third16
  • 6TH INNING
    Cain homered to left center15
  • 5TH INNING
    Yelich scored, Grandal to second on wild pitch14
    Flowers homered to left center13
  • 3RD INNING
    Moustakas doubled to shallow right, Yelich scored, Grandal to third03
    Grandal singled to right center, Cain scored, Yelich to third02
  • 2ND INNING
    Hiura homered to right center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • J. Jackson Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Markakis flied out to center
    • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Albies lined out to left
    • A. Riley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Riley struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jay Jackson pitching
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Swanson struck out looking
    • Johan Camargo hit for Freddie Freeman
    • J. Camargo: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Camargo lined out to shortstop
    • J. Donaldson: Foul, Donaldson lined out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Touki Toussaint pitching
    • Charlie Culberson at shortstop
    • M. Moustakas: Moustakas flied out to left
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Aguilar hit by pitch
    • K. Hiura: Ball, Aguilar to second on passed ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hiura walked
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Gamel singled to right center, Aguilar scored, Hiura to second
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Saladino struck out swinging
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Arcia walked, Hiura to third, Gamel to second
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cain walked, Hiura scored, Gamel to third, Arcia to second
    • J. Jackson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • A. Riley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Riley singled to left
    • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Flowers struck out looking
    • Matt Joyce hit for Jerry Blevins
    • M. Joyce: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Joyce struck out swinging
    • Jeremy Jeffress relieved Brandon Woodruff
    • R. Acuna: Acuna flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Huascar Ynoa pitching
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Moustakas singled to right
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Strike swinging, Aguilar doubled to deep right center, Moustakas to third
    • K. Hiura: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hiura singled to left, Moustakas scored, Aguilar to third
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gamel singled to shallow center, Aguilar scored, Hiura to second
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Ball, Saladino lined out to second
    • Orlando Arcia hit for Jeremy Jeffress
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arcia walked, Hiura to third, Gamel to second
    • L. Cain: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Yelich homered to right center, Hiura, Gamel and Arcia scored
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Grandal grounded out to first
    • End of the 7th (6 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • J. Donaldson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Donaldson popped out to shortstop
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Markakis flied out to right
    • O. Albies: Strike swinging, Albies grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Blevins Pitching:
    • B. Woodruff: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Woodruff lined out to third
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cain homered to left center
    • C. Yelich: Yelich popped out to second
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grandal grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Flowers homered to left center
    • B. Wilson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Wilson singled to shallow center
    • R. Acuna: Foul, Acuna reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Wilson out at second
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Acuna stole second, Foul, Ball, Swanson grounded out to third
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Freeman grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Wilson Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Yelich walked
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Grandal walked, Yelich to second
    • Jerry Blevins relieved Bryse Wilson
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
    • Jesus Aguilar hit for Eric Thames
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Yelich scored, Grandal to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • K. Hiura: Hiura intentionally walked
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gamel walked, Grandal to third, Hiura to second
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Saladino lined out to left
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Donaldson walked
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Markakis struck out looking
    • O. Albies: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
    • A. Riley: Ball, Riley popped out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Wilson Pitching:
    • K. Hiura: Ball, Ball, Hiura singled to shallow center
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Gamel flied out to deep right
    • T. Saladino: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Saladino singled to left, Hiura to second
    • B. Woodruff: Foul, Woodruff hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Hiura to third, Saladino to second
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cain flied out to right
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • B. Wilson: Strike looking, Wilson grounded out to catcher
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Ball, Acuna singled to shallow right
    • D. Swanson: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Acuna stole second, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
    • F. Freeman: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Freeman popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. Wilson Pitching:
    • T. Saladino: Ball, Saladino grounded out to third
    • B. Woodruff: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Woodruff struck out looking
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cain doubled to center
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Yelich walked
    • Y. Grandal: Grandal singled to right center, Cain scored, Yelich to third
    • M. Moustakas: Moustakas doubled to shallow right, Yelich scored, Grandal to third
    • E. Thames: Thames popped out to first
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Foul, Markakis singled to left
    • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Albies reached on fielder's choice to right, Markakis out at second
    • A. Riley: Riley grounded out to third, Albies to third
    • T. Flowers: Flowers flied out to left
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. Wilson Pitching:
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Moustakas flied out to center
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Thames lined out to center
    • K. Hiura: Hiura homered to right center
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gamel flied out to center
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Strike swinging, Ball, Acuna grounded out to first
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Swanson walked
    • F. Freeman: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Freeman struck out on foul tip
    • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Wilson Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cain grounded out to second
    • C. Yelich: Yelich popped out to second
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Grandal popped out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)