Brewers hang on for 5-4 win over Braves

MILWAUKEE (AP) After Christian Yelich helped give the Milwaukee Brewers a big early lead, Josh Hader preserved the win that nearly got away.

Hader struck out Ozzie Albies with two outs and the tying run on third in the ninth inning to save the 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

''They put a nice comeback on him, had some good at-bats against him, but he finished it,'' manager Craig Counsell said of Hader.

Yelich's solo homer in the sixth inning was his 34th and tied the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger for the major league lead. It was Yelich's third home run in four games.

Trailing 5-0, the Braves rallied with two runs in the eighth on Josh Donaldson's two-run homer and two runs in the ninth on his two-run single.

Pinch-hitters Charlie Culberson and Johan Camargo led off the ninth with singles. With two outs, Freddie Freeman struck out on a pitch in the dirt, but reached first base after the ball got away from Manny Pina and Pina committed an error with his throw to first.

Donaldson hit a two-run single to make it 5-4 before Hader struck out Albies and earned his 21st save.

The Brewers jumped out to an early lead on Pina's two-run homer in the second inning. Yelich made it 3-0 in the sixth before Keston Hiura and Pina added RBI hits later in the inning to make it 5-0.

Milwaukee starter Chase Anderson (5-2) gave up only one hit, a double to Brian McCann in the second inning, in 5 2/3 innings. He walked three and struck out three.

''He's a decent player,'' Anderson said of Yelich, joking. ''When he goes into slumps, his slumps are hitting singles instead of homers or triples or doubles. So, to have a guy that's on your team to impact the game on a daily basis the way he does, it's huge.''

Dallas Keuchel allowed five runs, four earned, in 5 2/3 innings. After giving up the home run to Pina, Keuchel (3-3) retired 11 of the next 13 batters. But the Brewers got to him in the sixth, pushing the lead to 5-0 before he was pulled.

''I was kind of teetering on the edge there for a while and was fortunate to get to the sixth,'' Keuchel said. ''I felt like I didn't have too good of command of my fastball. I was behind on a lot of guys after the third and just couldn't corral it together there in the sixth. I just kind of ran out of gas and turned a close game into an extended vacation.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: LHP Gio Gonzalez (arm fatigue), after two rehab starts, will start for Milwaukee on Saturday against the Diamondbacks in Arizona, Counsell said. RHP Adrian Houser moves to the bullpen. ... RHP Jimmy Nelson (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment at Class A Wisconsin on Sunday, Counsell said.

GETTING ON, STEALING BASE

Atlanta's Ronald Acuna Jr. reached base on a walk in the third inning, extending his career-best on-base streak to 23 consecutive games, the longest current streak in the majors. He then stole his 17th base of the season, after a review overturned an out call, exceeding his total of 16 in 2018.

`SEINFELD' REFERENCE

Counsell joked that Gonzalez, who had had some travel problems, will double as the team's assistant traveling secretary. ''In addition to starting games for us, he will take on George Costanza's role,'' Counsell said.

KID CAN HIT

Hiura, the Brewers rookie, batted 8-for-11 in the series, including hitting two doubles on Wednesday.

UP NEXT

Braves: RHP Julio Teheran (5-6, 3.71 ERA) will start at home against the Nationals' Stephen Strasburg (11-4, 3.46 ERA).

Brewers: Zach Davies (7-2, 2.89 ERA) faces the Diamondbacks' Merrill Kelly (7-9, 3.93 ERA) in Arizona.

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  • W: C. Anderson (5-2)L: D. Keuchel (3-3)S: J. Hader (21)
  • HR: ATL - J. Donaldson (22), MIL - M. Pina (5), C. Yelich (34)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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R. Acuna CF40000115.287.370.501.8712.5
D. Swanson SS40000105.266.332.478.8101.0
F. Freeman 1B31000212.297.385.573.9582.5
J. Donaldson 3B41241100.255.368.520.88711.0
O. Albies 2B50000014.286.343.471.814-0.5
B. McCann C40200000.263.332.440.7724.0
A. Riley LF40000032.249.304.522.825-1.5
M. Joyce RF20000100.286.394.476.8701.0
a- C. Culberson PH11100000.313.356.552.9082.0
D. Keuchel P20000020.077.143.077.220-1.0
C. Sobotka P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- N. Markakis PH00000100.284.358.431.7891.0
J. Tomlin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- J. Camargo PH11100000.237.270.365.6352.0
  • a-singled for Joyce in the 9th
  • b-walked for Sobotka in the 7th
  • c-singled for Tomlin in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF30000110.250.313.361.6740.5
C. Yelich RF41111021.331.431.7141.1455.0
R. Braun LF31100101.271.323.465.7885.0
J. Hader P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Hiura 2B41210001.323.387.605.9926.0
J. Aguilar 1B41000012.229.326.385.7120.5
M. Pina C31231000.186.286.395.6819.0
O. Arcia SS30100011.231.295.390.685-0.5
T. Saladino 3B30000011.093.114.093.207-0.5
C. Anderson P20000010.000.040.000.040-0.5
F. Peralta P0000-000.143.143.143.000-
a- E. Thames PH10000000.266.374.514.8880.0
J. Guerra P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Gamel LF00000000.256.340.391.7320.0
  • a-grounded out for Peralta in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. McCann 2 (7)
  • HR - J. Donaldson (22)
  • RBI - J. Donaldson 4 (55)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Donaldson 2 (16)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Swanson 3 (3), F. Freeman 2 (2), O. Albies 4 (4), A. Riley
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Hiura 2 (6)
  • 3B - R. Braun
  • HR - C. Yelich (34), M. Pina (5)
  • RBI - C. Yelich (73), K. Hiura (19), M. Pina 3 (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Pina (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Hiura, J. Aguilar, O. Arcia
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Acuna (17)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - O. Arcia (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Donaldson-Albies-Freeman)
  • E - J. Donaldson (11)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Pina (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Keuchel (L, 3-3)5.26542523.581.330.5
C. Sobotka0.10000105.321.410.5
J. Tomlin2.01000103.881.025.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Keuchel (L, 3-3)5.2
C. Sobotka0.1
J. Tomlin2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Anderson (W, 5-2)5.21003303.961.2219.5
F. Peralta (H, 2)1.11003205.091.460.0
J. Guerra1.01221114.411.20-0.5
J. Hader (S, 21)1.03200202.350.728.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Anderson (W, 5-2)5.2
F. Peralta (H, 2)1.1
J. Guerra1.0
J. Hader (S, 21)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Keuchel 96-56, C. Sobotka 3-3, J. Tomlin 24-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Keuchel 6-5, J. Tomlin 1-4
  • Batters Faced - D. Keuchel 24, C. Sobotka, J. Tomlin 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Anderson 94-55, F. Peralta 40-23, J. Guerra 17-9, J. Hader 23-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Anderson 2-12, F. Peralta 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Anderson 21, F. Peralta 8, J. Guerra 5, J. Hader 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Acuna CF40000115.287.370.501.8712.5
D. Swanson SS40000105.266.332.478.8101.0
F. Freeman 1B31000212.297.385.573.9582.5
J. Donaldson 3B41241100.255.368.520.88711.0
O. Albies 2B50000014.286.343.471.814-0.5
B. McCann C40200000.263.332.440.7724.0
A. Riley LF40000032.249.304.522.825-1.5
M. Joyce RF20000100.286.394.476.8701.0
a- C. Culberson PH11100000.313.356.552.9082.0
D. Keuchel P20000020.077.143.077.220-1.0
C. Sobotka P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- N. Markakis PH00000100.284.358.431.7891.0
J. Tomlin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- J. Camargo PH11100000.237.270.365.6352.0
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  • a-singled for Joyce in the 9th
  • b-walked for Sobotka in the 7th
  • c-singled for Tomlin in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF30000110.250.313.361.6740.5
C. Yelich RF41111021.331.431.7141.1455.0
R. Braun LF31100101.271.323.465.7885.0
J. Hader P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Hiura 2B41210001.323.387.605.9926.0
J. Aguilar 1B41000012.229.326.385.7120.5
M. Pina C31231000.186.286.395.6819.0
O. Arcia SS30100011.231.295.390.685-0.5
T. Saladino 3B30000011.093.114.093.207-0.5
C. Anderson P20000010.000.040.000.040-0.5
F. Peralta P0000-000.143.143.143.000-
a- E. Thames PH10000000.266.374.514.8880.0
J. Guerra P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Gamel LF00000000.256.340.391.7320.0
Total305752277-----
  • a-grounded out for Peralta in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. McCann 2 (7)
  • HR - J. Donaldson (22)
  • RBI - J. Donaldson 4 (55)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Donaldson 2 (16)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Swanson 3 (3), F. Freeman 2 (2), O. Albies 4 (4), A. Riley
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Hiura 2 (6)
  • 3B - R. Braun
  • HR - C. Yelich (34), M. Pina (5)
  • RBI - C. Yelich (73), K. Hiura (19), M. Pina 3 (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Pina (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Hiura, J. Aguilar, O. Arcia
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Acuna (17)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - O. Arcia (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Donaldson-Albies-Freeman)
  • E - J. Donaldson (11)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Pina (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Keuchel (L, 3-3)5.26542523.581.330.5
C. Sobotka0.10000105.321.410.5
J. Tomlin2.01000103.881.025.5
Total8.0754272---
PITCHERSIP
D. Keuchel (L, 3-3)5.2
C. Sobotka0.1
J. Tomlin2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Anderson (W, 5-2)5.21003303.961.2219.5
F. Peralta (H, 2)1.11003205.091.460.0
J. Guerra1.01221114.411.20-0.5
J. Hader (S, 21)1.03200202.350.728.0
Total9.0642781---
PITCHERSIP
C. Anderson (W, 5-2)5.2
F. Peralta (H, 2)1.1
J. Guerra1.0
J. Hader (S, 21)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Keuchel 96-56, C. Sobotka 3-3, J. Tomlin 24-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Keuchel 6-5, J. Tomlin 1-4
  • Batters Faced - D. Keuchel 24, C. Sobotka, J. Tomlin 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Anderson 94-55, F. Peralta 40-23, J. Guerra 17-9, J. Hader 23-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Anderson 2-12, F. Peralta 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Anderson 21, F. Peralta 8, J. Guerra 5, J. Hader 7
  • 9TH INNING
    Donaldson singled to center, Culberson and Camargo scored, Freeman to third45
  • 8TH INNING
    Donaldson homered to left, Freeman scored25
  • 6TH INNING
    Pina singled to right center, Hiura scored05
    Hiura doubled to deep center, Braun scored04
    Yelich homered to left center03
  • 2ND INNING
    Pina homered to left, Aguilar scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Josh Hader pitching
    • Ben Gamel in left field
    • Charlie Culberson hit for Matt Joyce
    • C. Culberson: Foul, Culberson singled to shallow left
    • Johan Camargo hit for Josh Tomlin
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Foul, Camargo singled to center, Culberson to second
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Acuna fouled out to first
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Swanson flied out to deep center, Culberson to third
    • F. Freeman: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Freeman struck out, reached on passed ball, Camargo to second on catcher Pina throwing error
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Donaldson singled to center, Culberson and Camargo scored, Freeman to third
    • O. Albies: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Junior Guerra pitching
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Freeman walked
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Donaldson homered to left, Freeman scored
    • O. Albies: Ball, Foul, Albies flied out to left
    • B. McCann: Ball, McCann fouled out to catcher
    • A. Riley: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Riley struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Tomlin Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Yelich flied out to right
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Braun lined out to right
    • K. Hiura: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hiura doubled to deep center
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Foul, Aguilar flied out to deep center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • F. Peralta Pitching:
    • B. McCann: Ball, McCann doubled to deep center
    • A. Riley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Riley struck out swinging
    • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Joyce walked
    • Nick Markakis hit for Chad Sobotka
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Markakis walked, McCann to third, Joyce to second
    • R. Acuna: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Acuna struck out swinging
    • D. Swanson: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Swanson grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Josh Tomlin pitching
    • T. Saladino: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Saladino flied out to deep right
    • Eric Thames hit for Freddy Peralta
    • E. Thames: Thames grounded out to first
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Acuna fouled out to first
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Swanson flied out to deep center
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Freeman walked
    • Freddy Peralta relieved Chase Anderson
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Donaldson walked, Freeman to second
    • O. Albies: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Albies flied out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Cain lined out to center
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Yelich homered to left center
    • R. Braun: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Braun tripled to deep right
    • K. Hiura: Ball, Hiura doubled to deep center, Braun scored
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Aguilar grounded out to third, Hiura to third
    • M. Pina: Ball, Ball, Pina singled to right center, Hiura scored
    • Chad Sobotka relieved Dallas Keuchel
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Riley: Ball, Riley flied out to deep right
    • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Joyce popped out to shortstop
    • D. Keuchel: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Keuchel struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Arcia singled to center
    • T. Saladino: Saladino flied out to deep left
    • C. Anderson: Strike looking, Arcia caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Anderson grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike swinging, Donaldson lined out to left
    • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Albies grounded out to first
    • B. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, McCann fouled out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • K. Hiura: Ball, Ball, Hiura grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Aguilar struck out looking
    • M. Pina: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pina grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Foul, Joyce popped out to third
    • D. Keuchel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Keuchel struck out looking
    • R. Acuna: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Acuna walked
    • D. Swanson: Strike swinging, Acuna stole second, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Swanson walked
    • F. Freeman: Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Freeman flied out to center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cain walked
    • C. Yelich: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Braun grounded into double play third to second to first, Cain out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Donaldson grounded out to pitcher
    • O. Albies: Albies flied out to center
    • B. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, McCann doubled to deep center
    • A. Riley: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Riley struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Aguilar safe at first on 3rd baseman Donaldson fielding error
    • M. Pina: Ball, Pina homered to left, Aguilar scored
    • O. Arcia: Foul, Arcia flied out to right
    • T. Saladino: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Saladino struck out looking
    • C. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Acuna flied out to right
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Swanson flied out to right
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Freeman flied out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cain lined out to first
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Braun walked
    • K. Hiura: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hiura flied out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)