Catchers in spotlight as Angels square off with Brewers

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Los Angeles Angels catcher Logan O’Hoppe knows that calling a good game for his pitcher is his top priority. However, the 24-year-old New York native arguably has been the Angels’ best hitter in 2024. O’Hoppe, who has played in 61 of the Angels’ 72 games this season, is expected behind the plate when the Angels oppose the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif. O’Hoppe went 1-for-4 as the Angels beat the Brewers 5-3 on

Angels hope for increased production against Brewers

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The Los Angeles Angels are 5-5 over their past 10 games as they start a three-game home series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday in Anaheim, Calif. But a look behind the numbers shows why the Angels are far from a .500 team, sitting with a .394 winning percentage 71 games into the season, with only the Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics having fewer wins in the American League. Over the past 10 games,

Reds await more potential surprises from Brewers

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A warning to managers facing the Milwaukee Brewers this season: the bunt sign might actually be the home run sign. Saturday in Milwaukee, Brewers leadoff man Joey Ortiz squared to bunt in the fifth inning of a scoreless tie, hoping to advance teammates Jackson Chourio and Brice Turang from first and second base, respectively, with no outs. He fouled the pitch from Cincinnati Reds’ lefty Andrew Abbott back to the netting. Ortiz took the next

Jeimer Candelario, Reds pursue another win over Brewers

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Jeimer Candelario and the Cincinnati Reds will attempt to continue their recent good fortune on Saturday afternoon when they play the second contest of a three-game series against the host Milwaukee Brewers. Signed to a three-year, $45 million contract in December, Candelario wasn’t providing much bang for the buck after limping to a .184 batting average and striking out 38 times in his first 29 games. Since then, he has 20 extra-base hits (10 doubles,

Brewers to test home prowess against surging Reds

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The Milwaukee Brewers look to continue their good fortune at home on Friday when they open a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds. The Brewers recorded their sixth straight home series win with a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday in the deciding game of their three-game set. Milwaukee, which improved to 20-11 at home, has won four of its last six games overall. Cincinnati, in turn, has won eight of its

Jays’ Chris Bassitt aims to stymie Brewers again

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Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Chris Bassitt will try to continue his run of success against the host Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday afternoon in the rubber match of a three-game series. Bassitt (6-6, 3.80 ERA) has pitched 14 scoreless innings while going 1-0 in two career starts against the Brewers. He last faced Milwaukee on June 14, 2022, when he pitched eight shutout innings in New York as a member of the Mets. The Blue Jays

Starter Carlos Rodriguez to make MLB debut for Brewers vs. Jays

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Right-hander Carlos Rodriguez is scheduled to make his major league debut Tuesday night for the Milwaukee Brewers as they go for the series win over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. Rodriguez would be the 12th pitcher to make a start for the Brewers already this season. “I think that’s a lot,” Brewers manager Pat Murphy said. The Brewers took the opener of the three-game series 3-1 on Monday night for their sixth successive home victory.

Improving Jays eye return to .500 in opener vs. Brewers

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After completing a 2-4 road trip, the Milwaukee Brewers aim for better fortune during a six-game homestand that opens Monday night against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Brewers finished their trip with a 10-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Toronto will complete a six-game trip in Milwaukee after taking the rubber match of their three-game series with the Oakland Athletics. Isiah Kiner-Falefa had a career-best five RBIs in the Blue Jays’ 6-4 win

Tigers start red-hot Tarik Skubal vs. Brewers in series finale

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Tarik Skubal has been one of the few bright spots for the Detroit Tigers this season. The left-hander has emerged as one of the early favorites for the American League’s Cy Young Award. Skubal will make his 13th start this season in the finale of a three-game home series against the Brewers on Sunday afternoon. Skubal (7-1, 1.97 ERA) has held the opposition to two or fewer runs in nine of his outings, including his

Looking to move on from lopsided losses, Tigers face Brewers

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The Detroit Tigers lost their past two games by a total of 19 runs. The good news is they don’t have to dwell on their back-to-back poor outings. They will play the second game of a weekend series against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday afternoon. After getting blasted 9-1 by the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, the Tigers were clobbered 10-0 by the Brewers on Friday night. Milwaukee rookie pitcher Tobias Myers, recalled from the