Shaw starts rout, gets hurt as Brewers top Orioles 8-1

The Milwaukee Brewers' Manny Pina hits an RBI single during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles Monday in Milwaukee. (AP photo)

By JOE DiGIOVANNI

Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — Travis Shaw helped stake Brent Suter to a big early lead and the Milwaukee Brewers left-hander had little trouble handling the Baltimore Orioles on Monday.

Shaw started the rout with a go-ahead single in a four-run first inning, then left after he was hit on his left hand by a pitch during the Brewers’ 8-1 win over the Orioles.

Backed by a 7-0 lead in the second, Suter (1-1) struck out eight over six innings, allowing an unearned run and four hits — all singles.

The 27-year-old left hander made his second big league start, pitching in place of Chase Anderson, on the disabled list because of a left oblique strain.

“Our hitters gave us a seven-run cushion early, so it was a dream come true,” Suter said of winning his first start at Miller Park.

Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said Suter earned another start and will pitch this weekend when the Brewers play the New York Yankees.

“Suter did his job, that’s for sure,” Counsell said. “He did pitch very, very well. He makes hitters uncomfortable.”