Rookie Freddy Peralta stuck out a franchise record 13 batters and had a no-hitter into the sixth inning in his major league debut leading, the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-3 victory Sunday afternoon. David Dahl’s single was the only hit the 22-year-old allowed. Peralta was only two stikouts away from the MLB record for a debut, which was set in 1954 by Brooklyn Dodger Karl Spooner. Manager Craig Counsell says his young starter was on cruise control most of the outing.
Peralta says he was just focused on doing the things he’s always done on the mound
But said it was a bonus to win his major league debut in front of his parents
Milwaukee built a seven-run lead behind homers from Jesus Aguilar and Travis Shaw. With the win, Milwaukee takes over first place in the N-L Central Division. The Brewers hope to learn more about the availability of injured pitcher Zach Davies today. Junior Guerra is set to start tonight’s road game in Arizona.