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— Brandon Woodruff was pleased with the seven dominant innings he threw on Wednesday afternoon, though he didn't really have that much to say about them.
— Burly slugger Daniel Vogelbach hobbled home on one leg when Arizona's defense fell asleep, and the Diamondbacks dropped back into a rut Tuesday night with a 5-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
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— Ketel Marte camped under the high fly ball in center field and watched as it fell into his glove. Relief pitcher Joakim Soria smacked his hands together, grinned and walked toward catcher Stephen Vogt, who pumped his arms in a little victory dance.
The crackdown by Major League Baseball for sticky stuff that pitchers might use to doctor baseballs began with regular checks on Monday.
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With NY State having lifted significant COVID-19 restrictions, the Hall of Fame announced Mon. its 9/8 outdoor induction of Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons & Larry Walker will have the HoF's standard free/open seating, rather than the planned limited/(free) tickets-only approach it had recently announced. The HoF says crowds for all but one of its 2014-19 ceremonies (2020 was canceled) were near or more than 50,000.
— Daniel Vogelbach hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth and the Milwaukee Brewers rebounded from Colorado’s four-homer barrage in the sixth inning to beat the Rockies 7-6 on Sunday.
— Willy Adames had four hits, including a go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Saturday night.
— C.J. Cron hit a game-ending single in the 10th inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 Friday night to extend their winning streak to a season-high five.
Second baseman Kolten Wong returned to the Brewers' starting lineup Friday night and had one single in five at-bats during a 6-5, 10-inning loss to the Rockies after being reinstated from the 10-day injured list.
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— Germán Márquez allowed one hit over six scoreless innings, C.J. Cron ignited a five-run first with a grand slam and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Thursday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
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— Tyler Mahle tied his career high with 12 strikeouts, Tucker Barnhart drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the seventh inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep.
— The Cincinnati Reds broke open a scoreless game in the 10th inning without the benefit of a hit and held on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday night.
— At a time when the Milwaukee Brewers are playing as well as just about any team in the majors, Cincinnati Reds rookie Vladimir Gutiérrez is the one guy who has their number.
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— Avisaíl García hit a two-run homer, Christian Yelich added a pinch-hit sacrifice fly on his bobblehead day and the Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 5-2 win on Sunday.
— Brewers ace Corbin Burnes has made things easy for his teammates this season, shutting down opponents and working deep into games.
Hunter Strickland is switching teams again, as the Milwaukee Brewers acquired the reliever from the Los Angeles Angels for cash on Saturday.
— Patience paid off for the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.