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File-Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns stands on the field before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Miami.  Stearns says this year’s abbreviated schedule makes it difficult to evaluate his roster as he tries to make offseason improvements. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Brewers GM Stearns: Payroll "uncertain" in '21 due to virus

Oct. 5, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns said the team might trim payroll in 2021 following three straight postseason trips due to financial hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The Brewers have upped payroll in recent years to build around Christian Yelich, Josh Hader...

Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell, left, removes starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff (53) during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the team's National League wild-card baseball series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Brewers' season-long hitting woes lead to early playoff exit

Oct. 2, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The hitting struggles that hampered the Milwaukee Brewers throughout the pandemic-shortened regular season proved fatal in the playoffs. With a roster decimated by injuries, the Brewers totaled two runs while getting swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in a best-of-3 NL wild card series....

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, high-fives Justin Turner after the team's 3-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Kershaw Ks 13 as Dodgers eliminate Brewers 3-0

Oct. 2, 2020 2:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beat up in the postseason over the years, Clayton Kershaw orchestrated one of his best performances against the weakened Milwaukee Brewers. Kershaw struck out 13 while delivering eight innings of three-hit ball, Mookie Betts hit a two-out, two-run double in the fifth, and the Los Angeles...

Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun leaps for but can't catch a line drive from Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts during the first inning in Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Braun out of Brewers' lineup for elimination game vs Dodgers

Oct. 1, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Braun was out of the Milwaukee Brewers’ starting lineup for their NL wild-card elimination game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night. Braun was replaced in right field by Tyrone Taylor. Braun could be used as a pinch-hitter. Braun left with mid-back discomfort in...

Atlanta Braves Freddie Freeman (5) celebrates driving in the game-winning run against the Cincinnati Reds in the 13th inning during Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves won 1-0. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

September Madness: MLB stages 8 playoff games in 1 day

Oct. 1, 2020 2:44 AM EDT

Shortly after noon in Atlanta, Nick Senzel of the Cincinnati Reds slapped the first pitch from Max Fried to right field for a single, beginning a day of baseball unlike any that had come before. Eight postseason games, all starting in a span of around 10 hours. “This is like September Madness,”...

The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Seager homers, Dodgers beat Brewers 4-2 in playoff opener

Oct. 1, 2020 2:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers' powerful lineup went mostly quiet against the Milwaukee Brewers. Still, baseball's best team in the regular season generated just enough offense and got plenty of help from the opposing pitcher. Mookie Betts had two hits and an RBI and Corey Seager homered in the...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts follows through on a throw to the infield during a workout, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, ahead of Wednesday's Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series against the Milwaukee Brewers. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Dodgers confident going into NL wild-card series vs Brewers

Sep. 29, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Best record in the majors. More home runs than anyone. Best bullpen ERA and home record in the National League. The Los Angeles Dodgers have checked nearly every box on the way to their eighth straight postseason appearance. Now if they could just do something about that 32-year...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts follows through on a throw to the infield during a workout, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, ahead of Wednesday's Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series against the Milwaukee Brewers. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

A capsule look at the Brewers-Dodgers playoff series

Sep. 29, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-three playoff series between the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers beginning Wednesday. All games in Los Angeles: ___ MILWAUKEE BREWERS Record: 29-31. Playoff Entry: NL wild card. Playoff Seed: No. 8. Manager: Craig Counsell (sixth season). Projected Rotation: LHP Brent Suter...

Members of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game to earn a playoff birth Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Pandemic playoffs: Brewers, Astros in despite losing records

Sep. 27, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers got off to a ragged start this year. They never got above .500. And they dropped their last game to finish with a losing record. Guess what? They’re going to the playoffs. “Weird. I guess that’s the only way to describe it. It’s fitting for...

Members of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game to earn a playoff birth Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Cardinals beat Brewers, both clinch postseason berths

Sep. 27, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Harrison Bader tripled and homered to help the St. Louis Cardinals clinch a postseason berth on the final day of the regular season with a 5-2 win over Milwaukee, and the Brewers also earned a playoff spot Sunday via help on the West Coast moments later. St. Louis (30-28) will be the fifth...