Brewers: Taylor Jungmann dominates Dodgers with 1st career CG


Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Taylor Jungmann was the talk of spring training with his odd cross-fire delivery, but after a disastrous start, the 25-year-old began the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs.

If his last two starts are any indication, he’ll likely never be back there.

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Jungmann, who went eight innings in his previous start, pitched his first career complete game Saturday night, allowing just a run on three hits in a 100-pitch gem in a 7-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

Jungmann (4-1) struck out seven, induced three double plays and helped himself with the bat with a single and a run.

He impressed the guy he was throwing to, a player not known for his effusive praise.

“He’s ace material, for sure,” catcher Jonathan Lucroy told “There’s no reason he couldn’t be a dominant force on our staff for a while.”

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Jungmann lowered his ERA to 2.15 in 46 big-league innings. The only run he allowed came on a sacrifice fly by Enrique Hernandez in the eighth after he had been staked to a 7-0 lead.

It was the eighth win in nine road games for the Brewers (38-51), who are 7-3 in July after having a .500 June (14-14).

“Obviously, that’s a big game for me,” Jungmann said.

The Brewers took control with three runs in the third inning off Dodgers starter Brandon Beachy (0-1), who was making his first major-league appearance in almost two years.

Jungmann started the inning with a line-drive single to right and, after two outs, moved to third when Ryan Braun hit a ground-rule double to left center. After Adam Lind was intentionally walked, Carlos Gomez smacked a double to center field that cleared the bases.

Gerardo Parra homered, his ninth of the season, with one out in the seventh and Lucroy followed with a double to center. Braun was intentionally walked and, after Lind popped out, Gomez greeted reliever Pedro Baez with another double to center, giving him his second five-RBI game in eight days as the Brewers grabbed a 6-0 lead.

Gomez also had five RBI in a win at Cincinnati on July 3.

Parra picked up a second RBI in the top of the eighth. Scooter Gennett reached on an infield single and came around to score when Parra scorched a double to left.

Yasmani Grandal led off the bottom of the eighth with the lone extra-base hit the Dodgers (50-39) mustered off Jungmann, a double to left, and scored on Hernandez’s fly ball after moving up to third on Yasiel Puig’s groundout.

Jungmann finished strong, striking out Scott Van Slyke to open the ninth, getting Joc Pederson to ground out and fanning Howie Kendrick to end it.

He’s the first Brewer pitcher since Don August in 1988 to throw a complete game before making his eighth career start and became the first Milwaukee hurler this year to go the distance.

His bullpen was pleased with the rare night off.

Beachy made it just four innings in his first big-league start since August 2013 after undergoing three elbow surgeries, including a second Tommy John procedure in March 2014.

Parra was 3-for-5, raising his average to .309, while Gomez went 2-for-4 to pace the Brewers’ 12-hit attack. Every Brewer starter had at least one hit.

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