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What We Learned: Out of Cincinnati with a win

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The Brewers managed to escape Cincinnati with a win this week. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

Milwaukee Brewers v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Yesterday's Results

Brewers 7, Reds 0

Brewers News and Notes

Crew opens 2017 at home against Rockies | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

The 2017 schedule for the Brewers has been announced, and for the fourth time in eight years, the home opener will be against the Rockies. It’s also the sixth straight season that the Brewers will start the season at home. Other highlights include interleague matchups with the AL East and home games on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and the Fourth of July.

Jungmann could end '16 with big league start | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

The Brewers have not set their rotation for the near future yet, and a start for Taylor Jungmann could still be in the works.

The Next Brewers Reliever To Be Traded | Seth Victor, BP Milwaukee

With Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress gone, it may be the new Brewers closer who is next on the trading block.

Milwaukee Brewers Instructional League Roster | Baseball America

The Brewers instructional league roster was released yesterday.

Frosty Microbrews: Thornburg Passes the Test | Kyle Lobner, TimberRattlers.com

After struggling to get going at the start of his minor-league career, Tyler Thornburg has established his spot on the major

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

  • Cubs 7, Cardinals 0
  • Pirates 2, Phillies 6

Today's Games

  • Pirates (Chad Kuhl) @ Phillies (Jerad Eickhoff) | 6:05 pm
  • Cardinals (Adam Wainwright) @ Giants (Johnny Cueto) | 9:15 pm

Around Baseball

Lester dominates as division magic number hits 1 | Jenifer Langosch and Carrie Muskat, MLB.com

The Cubs became the first team to clinch a playoff spot with their win over the Cardinals yesterday. They can clinch the NL Central with either a win today or a Cardinals loss.

Today's Action

  • Brewers (Jimmy Nelson) @ Cubs (Mike Montgomery) | 7:05 pm