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4/20/2014 | Safe call upheld on Tabata's infield single

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke fell to 1-1 in baseball's new system of instant replay Sunday after he unsuccessfully challenged a call at first base in a game against the Pirates.

4/20/2014 | Brewers' hot start brings memories of 1987

The Brewers woke up on Easter Sunday with the best record in baseball, thanks to an early-season hot streak fueled by high-leverage hits and shutdown relief. In 1987, the team started the season 13-0 to set an AL record and tie the mark for the best start in Major League history.

4/20/2014 | Schafer not expected to need full 15 days to recover

Logan Schafer does not expect to need two weeks to heal his strained right hamstring, but the Brewers' outfield situation and a corresponding roster move made his stint on the 15-day disabled list a necessity on Sunday.

4/20/2014 | K-Rod passes Gossage on all-time saves list

With three saves in as many days against the Pirates, Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez has bumped Hall of Famer Goose Gossage out of Major League Baseball's all-time Top 20 and tied "The Terminator," Tom Henke, for 19th all-time with 311 career saves.

4/20/2014 | Benches clear in Brewers-Pirates finale

The Pirates and Brewers exchanged blows in the third inning of their Easter Sunday series finale, resulting in the ejections of Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez and bench coach Jerry Narron, and Pirates outfielder Travis Snider.

4/20/2014 | Fireballers square off to open series in Milwaukee

Wily Peralta will start for the Brewers on Monday against Padres ace Andrew Cashner in a great matchup of hard-throwing right-handers.

4/20/2014 | Davis, Braun lift Brewers to 14-inning victory

Ryan Braun gave the Brewers a chance with another ninth-inning home run, and Khris Davis cashed in five innings later with a homer in Milwaukee's 3-2 victory over the Pirates on Sunday at PNC Park.

4/20/2014 | Crew looks to keep magic going vs. Cole, Pirates

The way they're going, it looks like Ron Roenicke's Brewers are never out of a ballgame. After being blown out in Thursday's opener, the Brewers committed four errors on Friday and beat the Pirates. They committed another error and played a generally sloppy brand of baseball during a five-run Pirates fourth inning on Saturday, yet won again. The Brewers will try to do it one more time on Sunday, when Marco Estrada draws Pittsburgh's Gerrit Cole at PNC Park.

4/19/2014 | Braun's go-ahead blast in ninth propels Brewers

Against a pitcher the Brewers haven't touched in nearly seven years, Ryan Braun capped a big night with his biggest hit of the season. Braun's two-run ninth-inning home run off Jason Grilli silenced a loud chorus of boos at PNC Park and gave the Brewers an 8-7 win over the Pirates on Saturday night.

4/19/2014 | Schafer nursing minor right hamstring injury

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke wouldn't hand his opponents an advantage by definitively saying so, but backup outfielder Logan Schafer was essentially sidelined Saturday by a minor hamstring injury.

4/19/2014 | All OK at home, Gomez's head back in game

Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez reported for duty Saturday with a clear head after struggling to concentrate Friday night because of complications on the home front, illustrating the challenges that sometimes face foreign-born players and their families.

4/19/2014 | Brewers liked Ike, but not at Mets' price

Ike Davis, the power-hitting first baseman linked to the Brewers all winter in trade rumors, made his Pirates debut against the Brewers on Saturday night at PNC Park.

4/19/2014 | Davis-fortified Bucs set to take on Brewers

The Pirates acquired Ike Davis in a trade with the Mets on Friday evening, and he will be in the lineup on Saturday to face Brewers right-hander Matt Garza.

4/18/2014 | Maldonado knocks cover off ball -- literally

Someday, Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado will be able to gather his grandchildren and tell them about the night he knocked the cover off the baseball.

4/18/2014 | Lohse, 'pen come through for Crew on wild night

Kyle Lohse covered the Brewers' defensive bumbles with 6 1/3 quality innings, and Carlos Gomez hit a long home run, but this will mostly be remembered as the night Martin Maldonado literally knocked the cover off the baseball in a 5-3 win over the Pirates at PNC Park.

4/18/2014 | Brewers have eye on rehabbing Hanrahan

The Brewers sent pro scout Cory Melvin to monitor right-hander Joel Hanrahan's showcase at the University of Tampa on Thursday, and Melvin was not alone. Various reports indicate that 18-20 teams had officials on hand for a look at the 32-year-old former Pirates closer.

4/18/2014 | Former first-rounder Jeffress returns to Brewers

The Brewers have re-signed former first-round Draft pick Jeremy Jeffress to a Minor League contract, marking a fresh start for a pitcher whose first tenure with the organization included two suspensions and trouble with seizures.

4/18/2014 | Herrera making most of brief stint with Brewers

Two or three days in the big leagues are better than none, Brewers utility man Elian Herrera said Friday. Herrera, the last position player cut in Spring Training, hustled to Pittsburgh on Thursday after the Brewers placed first baseman Lyle Overbay on the paternity list.

4/17/2014 | Brewers' Lohse aims for repeat vs. Pirates

Only Andrew McCutchen stood between Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse and a complete game last weekend at Miller Park, and the two are about to meet again. Lohse will aim for a repeat performance when he takes on Charlie Morton and the Pirates Friday.

4/17/2014 | Segura: 'Just taking some time' to get going

Brewers shortstop Jean Segura, whose hot start last season carried him to the All-Star Game in New York, knows it is too early to start sweating the numbers he carried into Thursday's series opener at PNC Park.

4/17/2014 | Overbay leaves team for birth of son

The Brewers placed backup first baseman Lyle Overbay on the paternity list Thursday morning while he hustled back to Milwaukee, arriving just in time to be by wife Sarah's side as she gave birth to the couple's fifth child.

4/17/2014 | Lepay makes FS Wisconsin TV debut

Matt Lepay has called seven Rose Bowls and two Final Fours as the statewide radio voice of the Wisconsin Badgers for the last 26 years, his latest basketball national semifinal not two weeks ago. Yet he was a nervous rookie before his first Major League Baseball broadcast on Thursday.

4/17/2014 | Brewers' road winning streak snapped by Pirates

Pirates pinch-hitter Josh Harrison's two-run home run sent the Brewers on the way to an 11-2 loss at PNC Park on Thursday. The loss was the Brewers' first on the road this season after a 6-0 start.

4/16/2014 | Even early, Crew's finale win a big statement

Yes, inescapably, each of the 162 games counts the same. But no matter what anybody tells you, Game No. 15 looked a lot like the biggest game of the season so far for the 2014 Brewers.

4/16/2014 | Back home, Bucs out to avenge sweep by Brewers

Mere days after the Brewers finished a three-game sweep of the Pirates at Miller Park, the Pirates get a chance for payback. The teams will meet again for a four game series beginning Thursday, this time on Pittsburgh's turf at PNC Park.

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