Milwaukee Brewers defeat Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-2

James McDonald was a macho magician for five innings.

He challenged a Milwaukee Brewers lineup that at times is one of the game's most terrifying. He fired fastballs up in the zone and took advantage of the low strike, and his courage was rewarded with swings and misses.

He made his curveball dance as if controlling it with fishing line all the way to the plate, getting hitters to flail and consider themselves lucky if they made any contact at all.

And then McDona...

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo said he and one of the team's clubhouse attendants were grabbing a late snack when they were robbed at gunpoint early Friday.

We were "just going out and getting a bite to eat before heading home and trying to stay out of trouble," Gallardo said during a brief news conference Friday evening at Miller Park before Milwaukee's home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

"Unfortunately, trouble finds us," he said.

Gallardo and a...

Ken Macha has never been in a situation like right-hander Yovani Gallardo and a clubhouse attendant found themselves in when they were robbed for cash and jewelry at gunpoint early Friday morning.

But the Milwaukee Brewers manager has found himself dialing the number Major League Baseball gives its players and coaches before each season in case of an emergency or the threat of one. The number is to be called whenever they find themselves in trouble or a jam, whether the...