Brewers fall to Guardians, Yelich scores Milwaukee's only runs

Amed Rosario of the Cleveland Guardians scores on a single by Josh Naylor on June 24. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)

Josh Naylor and David Fry had RBI singles in a two-run sixth inning, rookie Tanner Bibee struck out seven and the Cleveland Guardians beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Saturday.

Cleveland trailed 2-1 after five inning and tied the game on Naylor’s single off Hoby Milner that scored Amed Rosario. Fry delivered the go-ahead run with a two-out hit to left off Elvis Peguero that plated José Ramírez.

Bibee (4-2) worked six innings, allowing two runs, one earned, in his 11th start since being recalled from Triple-A Columbus on April 26. The right-hander gave up three singles while matching his season high with 105 pitches.

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Emmanuel Clase earned his MLB-high 23rd save as four Guardians pitchers combined on the four-hitter. Cleveland improved to 4-1 on its six-game homestand.

Rosario and Ramírez reached in the sixth against Brewers starter Freddy Peralta (5-7), who remained winless since May 21 at Tampa Bay. The right-hander allowed three runs in five innings, losing his fourth decision in a row.

Christian Yelich scored both runs and stole a base for Milwaukee, which had won four straight over Cleveland by a margin of 31-5. The Brewers are 1-1 on a 10-game trip that continues with the Mets and Pirates.

The Guardians tacked on an insurance run in the eighth against Matt Bush when Andrés Giménez knocked in Tyler Freeman.

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Milwaukee went up 1-0 in the first when Yelich led off with a single, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on an error by right fielder Fry.

Rowdy Tellez hit a liner to Fry, who allowed the ball to whistle past him without making contact. It was the first outfield appearance in the majors for Fry, the third-string catcher.

William Contreras singled in Yelich in the third, but the Guardians pulled within 2-1 in the fourth when Steven Kwan scored on a double play with the bases loaded.

On his way

Brewers RHP Brandon Woodruff, who is on the 60-day injured list with a right shoulder subscapular strain, threw before the game for the first time since being hurt in his April 7 start against St. Louis.

Woodruff only used two- and four-seam fastballs in his 20-pitch session in the visiting bullpen at Progressive Field, but was pleased to be back in uniform for the afternoon.

"It’s been a while since I’ve been able to put a jersey on and throw off a mound, so today was fun," said Woodruff, who is 1-0 with a 0.79 ERA in two starts this season. "This was the first step and it was good. Everything felt clean and had good intent."

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Trainer's room

Guardians: OF Will Brennan (left shoulder soreness) saw action as a defensive replacement after missing the previous two games. Brennan landed hard on his left side Wednesday while making a diving catch in right field to rob Oakland’s Jace Peterson.

Up next

Brewers RHP Corbin Burnes (5-5, 3.96 ERA) faces Guardians RHP Aaron Civale (2-2, 2.67 ERA) in the series finale. Burnes combined with closer Josh Hader to throw a no-hitter in his last appearance in Cleveland on Sept. 11, 2021.