PITTSBURGH — Brandon Woodruff become named to his first All-Star Game on Saturday afternoon.
Everything went downhill from there for the Milwaukee Brewers, who sat through a 2-hour, 30-minute rain postpone prior to the primary pitch after which persisted a 12-2 thumping at the fingers of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Kevin Newman and Starling Marte every drove in three runs as Pittsburgh evened the collection at a recreation apiece.
Newman had 4 hits, which include a domestic run. Melky Cabrera additionally homered for the Pirates.
“Not an awesome night time,” Brewers supervisor Craig Counsell said.
Things went from awful to worse with the eighth-inning harm sustained by way of the Brewers’ Orlando Arcia. The shortstop collided with second baseman Keston Hiura at the back of second base pursuing a groundball with the aid of Colin Moran and remained at the ground for several mins earlier than leaving on the returned of a motorized cart. Hiura remained in the sport.
“They’re still evaluating him,” stated Counsell, including that Arcia’s collarbone is the number one situation. “The shoulder ache is probably the worst of the symptoms right now. The neurological assessments became out well.
“My expertise is that Orlando’s shoulder hit Keston someplace inside the head place.”
Dario Agrazal (2-0) allowed runs in six innings after being recalled from Class AAA Indianapolis to start in location of Trevor Williams, who changed into positioned on the paternity listing prior to the sport. The rookie proper-hander gave up those runs on homers, one by means of Mike Moustakas in the first and every other through Yasmani Grandal two innings later.
“He has an awesome sinker and he just stored us off stability sufficient,” Counsell stated of Agrazal.
Moustakas gave the Brewers a 1-zero lead with his 25th homer of the season. But Newman hit a -run single inside the backside of the primary to cap Pittsburgh’s four-run inning.
Each of the Pirates’ first four runs got here with outs, beginning with Moran’s unmarried and Corey Dickerson’s double.
Grandal homered in the 1/3 to cut the deficit to 4-2, however Newman despatched a slider from Adrian Houser (2-three) within the fourth 375 toes over the proper-subject wall.
Marte’s triple drove in two greater to put Pittsburgh ahead 7-2 within the 6th. He made it eight-2 on a unmarried to left within the 8th. Cabrera capped the scoring with a -run homer inside the eighth.
Woodruff, 26, turned into named a alternative at the National League pitching team of workers in place of teammate Josh Hader, who was found out to be combating again soreness of late.
Hader nevertheless receives credit score for making the squad, so it offers the Brewers a franchise-report five All-Stars for the second one directly season, with Hader and Woodruff alongside starting proper fielder Christian Yelich and reserves Grandal and Moustakas.
Woodruff entered Saturday tied for the NL lead with 10 victories and ranked fifth in strikeouts with 126. He went 10-3 with a three.67 ERA in 18 begins all through the primary 1/2, which include eight-2 with a 2.Ninety eight ERA in his final 13 begins.
“I assume Woody has been one of the satisfactory pitchers in the sport this 12 months,” Grandal said. “He struggled a little bit (on the begin), however the manner he’s finished the half, it clearly says something approximately him.”
Hader’s injury isn’t always enough to land him on the injured list, however he’ll pass pitching inside the All-Star Game as a precaution.
Around the horn
Left-hander Gio Gonzalez (left shoulder), who hasn’t pitched for the Brewers due to the fact that May 27, is on agenda to begin a minor league rehab mission on Wednesday for advanced Class A Carolina. … The Brewers targeted proper-hander Deolis Guerra for mission and recalled right-hander Burch Smith because the bullpen wanted a clean arm, Counsell said. Guerra became trusted with a 6-1 lead within the ninth inning of Friday’s series opener and allowed the first four of Pittsburgh’s five runs in a sport-tying rally.
Right-hander Chase Anderson (4-2, four.31) will face Pittsburgh on Sunday coming off two directly stable starts offevolved. He gave up four runs — three earned — in 11 innings all through his past starts offevolved on the grounds that surrendering six in 5 innings against Cincinnati on June 21.
The Pirates will send out proper-hander Joe Musgrove (6-7, four.13), who has allowed just one run in 16 innings over his closing 3 starts, which include none in three innings in a rain-shortened begin towards the Cubs on July 2.