MILWAUKEE — Brandon Woodruff took the mound for the Brewers for the first time in four months on Sunday at American Family Field against the Pirates.

After pausing briefly behind the mound, Woodruff stepped on the rubber and fired a 94 mph sinker for a strike to Pittsburgh’s leadoff batter Josh Palacios. The right-hander went on to strike out Palacios on eight pitches, then struck out Connor Joe looking and got Alfonso Rivas to swing and miss at a 97 mph four-seam fastball to end the inning.