Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson out for rest of 2017

Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson out for rest of 2017

Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson out for rest of 2017

Judge is hitting.274 with 39 home runs and 87 RBIs this season. He allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits with four strikeouts and three walks over 5 1/3 innings of a 5-4 loss at the Reds his last outing. The Brewers ended a three-game slide. The 28-year-old injured his shoulder while sliding back to first base in Friday's 2-0 win over the Cubs, and while it's unclear if the issue will require surgery to fix, it will leave him sidelined until 2018 regardless.

Milwaukee would add back-to-back three-run innings in the fifth and sixth to further solidify their lead.

A's 11-11, Astros 1-4 • Normally reliable Houston reliever Chris Devenski allowed two runs in the seventh inning, including Chad Pinder's tiebreaking homer with two outs, and Houston was swept a doubleheader at Oakland.

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Jimmy Nelson is eight strikeouts shy of becoming the first Brewers pitcher with at least 200 strikeouts in a single season since Yovani Gallardo in 2012 (204). Speaking of Anderson, he got the win to improve his record to 9-3 this season by throwing five innings of shutout baseball, giving up just one hit while striking out five in the win. Four other Milwaukee pitchers came in to keep the Chicago Cubs at bay.

Today's win moves the Milwaukee Brewers' record to 74-68 overall and 35-36 on the road. Chicago sits four games ahead of St. Louis and Milwaukee for first in the NL Central. The Brewers are now winners of two-straight games and 6-4 over their last ten games.

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