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IF Scooter Gennett went 0-for-2 with a walk but is still batting .341 on the season in 126 at-bats (43 hits). He was bounced back-and-forth between Triple-A Nashville and the Brewers until finally being called up for good on Aug. 9. He was named the Brewers' player of the month for August after hitting .423 in 23 games with four homers and nine RBIs.

RHP Tyler Thornburg will make his fourth start and 15th appearance of the season. His last start was Aug. 14 at Texas, a no-decision in a 5-4 loss (six innings, five hits, two runs, one earned, three walks). Thornburg has allowed just one earned run in 18 innings in his previous three starts.

OF Khris Davis arrived at Miller Park to find himself batting cleanup for the first time in his career. Davis was batting .321 with eight homers and 29 RBIs in 29 games since July 23, when he was called back up to the Brewers from Triple-A Nashville. Davis made the Opening Day roster but was only 3-for-17 in two earlier stints with Milwaukee. Davis went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his cleanup debut, including a strikeout with the bases loaded in the eighth inning.

RHP Donovan Hand was called up from Triple-A Nashville on Sunday. Hand spent nearly three months with the Brewers from late May to mid-August, but has shuttled back-and-forth from Nashville several times in the last two weeks. He is 0-4 with a 3.75 ERA in 21 appearances with the Brewers, including seven starts.

RHP Michael Blazek was traded from St. Louis to Milwaukee as the player-to-be-named in a trade that sent RHP John Axford from Milwaukee to St. Louis on Friday. The 24-year-old Blazek posted a 1.97 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A this season.

RHP Michael Blazek will join the Brewers on Monday from the St. Louis Cardinals as part of the Friday trade that sent RHP John Axford to St. Louis. Blazek, 24, was 0-0 with a 6.97 earned-run average in 10 1/3 innings over 11 games for the Cards. He was 1-2 with a 1.97 ERA and nine saves in 36 relief appearances between Double-A Springfield and Triple-A Memphis.

RHP Kyle Lohse turned in his team-leading 18th quality start of the season by allowing just one run over six innings. He did not get a decision Sunday and is 8-2 with a 2.77 ERA over his last 18 starts. He has 14 quality starts in his last 18 starts.

RHP Mark Rogers, out all season due to a right shoulder ailment, was activated from the disabled list and outrighted to Class A Brevard County. Rogers was 0-2 with a 5.16 ERA in a total of 12 appearances for three teams in the Milwaukee farm system this year.

OF Carlos Gomez took over the team lead with his 19th homer of the season, a two-run shot in the fourth inning off C.J. Wilson. That ties his career high set last season. It also was his first home run at Miller Park since July 25 vs. San Diego.

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