DENVER (AP) — Colin Rea pitched seven innings, Christian Yelich hit a home run and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 3-0 on Wednesday night.

“My delivery felt really good tonight,” Rea said. “It felt like the timing was right. … I felt like we executed well all night.”

Rea (8-2) surrendered six hits, struck out four and walked none in his fourth win in five starts.

“To come to Colorado and throw seven scoreless pitches is a remarkable accomplishment,” Milwaukee manager Pat Murphy said of Rea. “He was dedicated all day long. You could see it. He pitched great, had a good plan and stuck to it.”

William Contreras and Brice Turang each had three hits to help the Brewers win their eighth in 10 games and extend their lead over St. Louis in the NL Central to seven games.

Yelich hit a 446-foot home run in the first inning off a sinker by Dakota Hudson (2-12). Yelich is 7 of 14 with three homers and nine walks in 23 career plate appearances against Hudson.

“He’s a good hitter, but I threw the ball over the middle of the plate,” Hudson said.

It was Contreras’ second three-hit game in the past three. He began the night third in the National League in hits with 99.

The win capped an eventful night for Yelich and Contreras, who were named starters for the All-Star Game.

Milwaukee shortstop Willy Adames was ejected in the fifth inning after arguing with umpire Mark Ripperger about a third strike.

Colorado lost for the seventh time in nine games. The Rockies are an NL-worst 29-57, the worst 86-game start in franchise history.

Hudson gave up seven hits and three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings, a game that ended immediately after he walked Garrett Mitchell with the bases loaded.

Colorado had a chance to tie the score in the eighth inning with runners on first and second and two outs, but Ryan McMahon, the team’s home run leader, popped a ball to left field as Yelich chased the ball and caught it near the wall.

“I trimmed it down a little bit,” McMahon said. “I still have a good chunk of wood on it. I was hoping it would get past them.”

Brenton Doyle, Brendan Rodgers and Jake Cave each had two hits for the Rockies.

“We couldn’t get them together,” Colorado manager Bud Black said. “That’s kind of been our problem all season, just our run production.”


Brewers: Placed INF Joey Ortiz (neck inflammation) on the injured list for 10 days, retroactive to July 2. … Placed RHP Enoli Paredes (right forearm tendonitis) on the injured list for 15 days.

Rockies: RHP Peter Lambert recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque. … RHP Riley Pint sent to Triple-A Albuquerque.


RHP Tobias Myers (5-2, 3.26 ERA) was scheduled to start for Milwaukee against RHP Cal Quantrill (6-6, 3.78).