Returning from a stint on the disabled list, Junior Guerra combined with six relievers to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 1-0 shutout win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at P-N-C Park in Pittsburgh on Friday night.
Scooter Gennett’s double to center off of Pirates starter Jameson Taillon in the sixth inning accounted for the only run of the game. Martin Maldonado was hit by a pitch leading off the sixth, took second on a hit and run ground ball, tagged and went to third on a flyout and the scored on Gennett’s hit.
Guerra pitched 3 1/3 shutout innings after sitting out a month with right-elbow inflammation. His pitch count climbed to 70 when he was removed, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out three.
Jacob Barnes, who had been reinstated to the roster along with Guerra earlier in the day, got out Guerra’s jam in the fourth. Blaine Boyer, Jhan Marinez, Carlos Torres, Corey Knebel and Tyler Thornburg followed to preserve the shutout. Boyer picked up the win, improving to 2-3.
The last Brewers shutout took place back on July 4, when they blanked Washington 1-0.
Earlier in the day, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported that the Milwaukee Brewers won a waiver claim for L.A. Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and the two teams were reportedly in serious trade discussions in what would have been a Puig for Ryan Braun deal.
The deadline for a deal was Wednesday and the two sides couldn’t come to an agreement.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Todd Rosiak, general manager David Stearns declined to comment on the report late Friday.