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The Milwaukee Brewers begin their final homestand of the season after a loss that may have devastated any remaining hopes they had of reaching the playoffs.
It may be too late to bounce back, but having Yovani Gallardo on the mound should provide a positive outlook for Friday night.
The Brewers have won Gallardo's last 11 starts and he's won 10 consecutive outings against the lowly Houston Astros heading into the opener of a three-game set.
Milwaukee (80-76) was one out away from victory before closer John Axford blew the save in Thursday's 2-1 defeat at Cincinnati. The Brewers fell four games behind St. Louis for the NL's second wild card with six games left for both clubs.
"It's a crushing loss," said Axford, who had converted 15 straight save chances. "It hurts. It put us all in a tough spot."
Gallardo (16-8, 3.59 ERA) has two starts left this season to surpass his career-high victory total of 17 from last year. He's 8-0 with a 2.7...
BEST OF MAXIM
Wily Peralta was going to fight through it. He was going to do all he could to help the Brewers win a crucial game.
But in the end, his teammates were going to have none of it.Milwaukee's prized rookie starting pitcher alerted third baseman Aramis Ramirez that he was feeling discomfort in his right bicep prior to coming out to pitch the sixth inning. Ramirez then told Brewers...
HAVE A SEAT
The MVP slugger and the rest of the Brew Crew have teamed up to show their fan's some appreciation for sticking by the team during a turbulent regular season.
While Tuesday's loss to the Reds seemed to be about one Brewers starting pitcher running out of gas, Wednesday's blowout 8-1 win over Cincinnati was about another starting pitcher finding a little bit left in the tank.
In his previous six starts since returning from elbow tightness that kept him out of the rotation for two months, Brewers pitcher Shaun Marcum hadn't...
MILWAUKEE Heading into the season's most grueling road trip a 10-game stretch in three cities against three playoff contenders still several games out of the second wild card, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke had an ideal finish in mind, a number that he thought would keep Milwaukee in the race.
Roenicke kept that number to himself as he and the Brewers headed to Pittsburgh,...
MILWAUKEE The Milwaukee Brewers spent three months of this baseball season digging themselves into a deep, dark hole, only to emerge at the surface just in time to make things interesting. They were goners. Until they weren't.
The world had written them off, and for good reason. Even just a year after the St. Louis Cardinals went on a tremendous late-season run and proved that...
MILWAUKEE As if he needed anymore feathers in his MVP-candidate cap, Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun added another in the sixth inning of Friday's game against the Astros, darting from second toward third base on a 2-0 pitch from Hector Ambriz to Aramis Ramirez.
Beating the throw to the bag, Braun secured the 30th steal of his already extraordinary 2012, ensuring...
The Brewers got some good news Friday when an MRI performed on rookie right-hander Wily Peralta's arm
was negative. Peralta, very impressive as a September call-up from Class AAA Nashville, exited in the sixth inning
Thursday in Cincinnati while throwing a two-hit shutout. Peralta began experiencing tightness in his biceps
earlier in the game and the decision was made to...
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Edgar Gonzalez allowed one hit before tiring in the sixth and Brett Wallace, Jason Castro and Jose Altuve all homered and the Houston Astros beat Yovani Gallardo for the first time in three seasons, dousing the Milwaukee Brewers' faint playoff hopes with a 7-6 victory Friday night.
The win helped Houston avoid matching their franchise-worst loss total set last...
Time might be running out for the Milwaukee Brewers and their attempt to reach the playoffs.
Looking to avoid a third consecutive loss, the visiting Brewers face another tough challenge against Bronson Arroyo and the postseason-bound Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.
Aramis Ramirez homered for one of Milwaukee's five hits during Tuesday's 4-2 loss at Cincinnati. It was...
Ryan Braun hit his NL-leading 41st home run on Wednesday night, and the Milwaukee Brewers kept their wild-card chances flickering with an 8-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Milwaukee moved within 3 1-2 games of St. Louis for the final NL wild-card spot, a long shot that left them with no margin for error. The Cardinals lost 2-0 to the Houston Astros.
Shaun Marcum (6-4) went...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ryan Braun hit his NL-leading 41st home run on Wednesday night, and the Milwaukee Brewers kept their wild-card chances flickering with an 8-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Milwaukee entered the day trailing St. Louis by 4 games for the final NL wild-card spot, a long shot that left them with no margin for error.
Shaun Marcum (6-4) went six innings for his...