MILWAUKEE (AP) ― Wily Peralta didn’t know when he took the mound Tuesday night that the Brewers had taken the field a record 407 straight times between complete games.
Milwaukee’s wildly inconsistent right-hander ended that slump, tossing a three-hitter to give Milwaukee a 2-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds for his first career shutout.
Peralta’s solid outing was the Brewers’ first complete game since Yovani Gallardo’s two-hit shutout on April 5, 2011 ― a span of 407 games that the Brewers said was the longest such drought in major league history.
“It’s a great feeling. I got a little bit of adrenaline going,” said Peralta. “It was my first time that I threw in in the ninth inning. It was exciting.”
Logan Schafer had a little excitement of his own and provided Peralta with all the support he needed, driving in both runs with his first career homer.
Peralta (6-9), whose start was pushed back from Sunday to give his ailing left hamstring a few extra days of rest, struck out six and walked four. He was aided by two double plays and also picked a runner off first. The Reds also had a runner thrown out at home.
Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado tags out Reds outfielder Derrick Robinson in the seventh inning. (AP-Yonhap News)
“Outstanding command today,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. “Down in the zone with a really good sinker and I really thought he got the slider working well as the game went on. Threw some good change-ups. It was quite a ballgame.”
Ton Cingrani (3-1) was almost as effective as Peralta, allowing just two singles in addition to Schafer’s two-run homer, striking out 10 and walking two in seven innings.
Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 1
PHOENIX (AP) ― Ricky Nolasco gave up four hits over seven innings in his Dodgers debut and surging Los Angeles beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 on Tuesday night for its 14th victory in 17 games.
Nolasco (6-8), acquired Saturday in a trade with the Miami Marlins, also doubled and singled, driving in a run and scoring another.
Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs for Los Angeles but Hanley Ramirez went 0 for 4, snapping his 19-game hitting streak.
Ian Kennedy (3-5), facing the Dodgers for the first time since serving a 10-game suspension for his role in a bench-clearing brawl between the teams a month ago in Los Angeles, allowed six runs, five earned, and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.
White Sox 11, Tigers 4
DETROIT (AP) ― Alex Rios’ hitting prowess on Tuesday night impressed his teammate Adam Dunn.
Rios tied an American League mark with six hits in a nine-inning game and the White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 11-4.
“That takes people like me, two, maybe three weeks, to get six,” Dunn said.
Dunn hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Justin Verlander in the eighth and he hit an RBI single in his second at-bat of the seven-run inning in which the White Sox broke open a 1-1 game.
Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 1
Kansas City 3, NY Yankees 1
Philadelphia 4, Washington 2
Oakland 2, Pittsburgh 1
Atlanta 6, Miami 4
Texas 8, Baltimore 4
Cleveland 3, Toronto 0
Chicago Cubs 7, LA Angels 2
St. Louis 9, Houston 5
San Diego 2, Colorado 1
Boston 11, Seattle 8
NY Mets 10, San Francisco 6