Sport Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress named to NL All-Star roster

06:58  13 july  2018
06:58  13 july  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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PITTSBURGH -- After the Brewers -Pirates game on Thursday, Major League Baseball announced that lights-out reliever Jeremy Jeffress was named to his first career All - Star team. The Brewers now have a franchise-record five All - Stars .

Jeremy Ross Jeffress (born September 21, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Brewers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was named to the National League All-Star roster Thursday, marking the team's franchise-record fifth player on the squad.

Jeffress joined teammate outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain, Jesus Aguilar and fellow reliever Josh Hader on the NL roster.

So far this season, Jeffress is 6-1 with three saves and a 0.99 ERA in 45 1/3 innings. He also has 47 strikeouts and a sterling 0.84 WHIP.

Despite riding a two-game losing streak, the Brewers still hold a one-game lead over the Cubs in the NL Central.

MLB wrap: Pirates secure 5-game sweep of Brewers with walk-off win .
Pittsburgh heads into the All-Star break with a 48-49 record after it topped the Brewers in five straight games this week.Pittsburgh headed into the bottom of the 10th inning trailing Milwaukee 6-5 at PNC Park. But, the Pirates plated two runs in the frame to secure the 7-6 victory.

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