MLB Highlights (Week 1)

Updated: July 30, 11:30 a.m.

Brewers 3

Pirates 0

Four Milwaukee Brewer pitchers combined on a one-hit shutout to take down the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

Brandon Woodruff started for the Brewers, striking out 10 batters and surrendering just one walk and an infield hit over 6 1/3 innings. David Phelps, Devin Williams and Josh Hader combined for four more strikeouts over the final 2 2/3 innings to seal up the win.

Milwaukee's offense was powered by the long ball. Ben Gamel gave the visitors the lead with a two-run homer in the third inning. Keston Hiura, who led the team with two hits, belted a solo home run in the sixth.

Milwaukee is 3-3 overall. The team's next scheduled game is its home opener on Friday.

Pirates 8

Brewers 6

A night after overcoming a four-run deficit, the Milwaukee Brewers blew a four-run lead in a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

Milwaukee rallied from a 2-0 deficit, with Hiura’s two-run homer in the sixth inning tying the game. Milwaukee then scored four runs in the seventh, only to surrender four runs in the bottom of the inning. Pittsburgh scored two more runs in the eighth to retake the lead.

Hiura led the Brewers with three RBIs, while Orlando Arcia drove in a pair on a bases-loaded double that nearly was a grand slam. Milwaukee had just five hits but walked nine times.

Bobby Wahl took the loss after allowing the eighth-inning homer. Brent Suter was tagged for the four runs in the seventh. Josh Lindblom started the game and struck out five batters, but he had to leave after 3⅔ innings after sustaining an injury.

Brewers 6

Pirates 5 (11 inn.)

The Brewers rallied for a wild extra-inning win over the Pirates on Monday in Pittsburgh.

Milwaukee trailed 5-1 heading into the ninth inning, but scored four times in the frame to send the game to extras. Ryan Braun came through with the big hit, driving in two runs on a two-out double to tie it.

Eric Sogard doubled home Brock Holt in the 11th to put the Brewers ahead for the first time in the contest. Avisail Garcia, Lorenzo Cain and Hiura all had two hits for Milwaukee.

Phelps earned the win after pitching the final two innings. Adrian Houser started for the Brewers, pitching an inning before a lengthy rain delay, but then he came back out for an additional four innings. Houser allowed just one run.

Cubs 9

Brewers 1

The Brewers dropped their season-opening series to the Chicago Cubs after a lopsided loss Sunday in Chicago.

The Brewers were outhit 11-3 in the contest. Four of the team’s five pitchers allowed runs.

Arcia drove in Milwaukee’s only run, plating Omar Narvaez.

Brewers 8

Cubs 3

The Brewers racked up 11 hits, including a pair of home runs, to ease past the Cubs on Saturday in Chicago.

Cain led Milwaukee with three hits — he and Narvaez each scored twice. Every Brewer but Arcia reached base at least once. Milwaukee used five pitchers in the contest, with Suter earning the win in relief.

After the Cubs took the lead with a run in the first, Milwaukee’s Sogard delivered a RBI single in the second to tie it. Gamel ripped a two-run triple in the fourth before Justin Smoak hit a booming homer off the right field foul pole in the fifth to make it 4-1.

After Chicago got within a run, Milwaukee answered in the next half inning, with Christian Yelich hitting a long, two-run home run to center. Narvaez and Cain added run-scoring hits in the seventh.

Cubs 3

Brewers 0

The Brewers were limited to three hits in a season-opening loss to the Cubs on Friday in Chicago.

Arcia tallied all three hits for the Brewers. Milwaukee did not draw any walks and struck out nine times against Chicago starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks, who pitched all nine innings.

Milwaukee starter Woodruff took the loss after allowing two runs on four hits over five innings. Wisconsin native J.P. Feyereisen gave up the other run in an inning of work.