Juan Nieves surprised the Brewers who took so long to throw another hit

DETROIT – Juan Nieves once coached against the Milwaukee Brewers.

But Tuesday felt a little different for him after Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader combined in Cleveland on Saturday to pitch the franchise’s second hitter.

Nieves, of course, is the author of the first – since April 15, 1987 in Baltimore – and the parties met on Tuesday for a pre-game chat and to take a few photos at Comerica Park.

“Kudos to both guys and the organization,” said Nieves, now assistant pitching coach for the Detroit Tigers. “One thing I wish I had happened with mine or the newer is the fact that it never happens in Milwaukee. I was hoping Milwaukee fans would see something like that. It would be wonderful.

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