MILWAUKEE — Yuniesky Betancourt hit a grand slam, and Carlos Gomez and Norichika Aoki also homered as the Milwaukee Brewers used an eight-run third inning to beat Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants 10-8 on Tuesday night. Read More
PHOENIX (AP) — Kyle Lohse is joining Milwaukee's pitching staff at just the right time. It appears the Brewers can use the help.Chris Young hit a grand slam and Josh Donaldson homered among his four hits as the Oakland Athletics backed Bartolo Colon with a big offensive performance in a 9-7 victory over Milwaukee on Monday.Brewers starter Chris Narveson served up Young's slam in the fourth. The left-hander allowed six runs on eight hits in 3 2-3 innings. Read More
San Franciscos Ryan Vogelsong and Milwaukees Chris Narveson each pitched six impressive innings Wednesday and the Giants and Brewers played a neat 0-0, 10-inning tie in a game between split squads.
Vogelsong, fresh off a stint with the U.S. team in the World Baseball Classic, gave up three hits, walked one and struck out seven. Narveson had his best outing of spring training, allowing just one hit, walking none and striking out four. Read More
PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Cain is starting to find his groove.
The San Francisco righty allowed one run and struck out four in three innings as the Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Sunday,
"I had some pretty good movement. I was in pretty much every situation, had guys on and worked out of the windup. But everything was good," Cain said.
Cain's results this spring have been a far cry than those posted last season, when he went 16-5 with a 2.79 ERA and threw a perfect game.
Earlier this week, Buster Posey became the first baseball player to have his own mobile game when “Buster Bash” was released.
The timing and title of that game couldn’t be any more appropriate because since the All-Star break, Buster’s been bashing anything and everything thrown his direction.
He extended his hitting streak to 11 games Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals and his three-run homer in the first inning gave him five homers in his past six games. Read More
Hector Sanchez knew when the Giants went to extra innings against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday that he would probably get a chance to come off the bench. When he finally did, as a pinch-hitter in the 11th inning, he delivered the game-winning single with one out and the bases loaded to give the Giants a 4-3 win. Read More
Major League Baseball has gone from one extreme to another on performance-enhancing drugs, but still doesn’t have a realistic approach, as the botched Ryan Braun case shows.
At first, Commissioner Bud Selig was quite happy to ignore the issue because steroids helped produce the great home run race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa in 1998, with McGwire setting a then-record with 70 home runs. Read More