Corey Hart’s 2-run homer in the 9th inning brought the Milwaukee Brewers
Hart, who will compete in Monday night’s all-star home run derby and then start for the National League in Tuesday’s all-star game, has had quite a first half.
Hart, who clubbed his 21st home run, will start the all-star game in place of Atlanta’s Jason Heyward, who is out with an injury. He’ll be joined in the starting outfield by teammate Ryan Braun, who said he’s happy for Hart.
John Axford allowed a run in the ninth inning, then picked up the win to improve to 5-1.
The Pirates had taken a lead in the top half of the 9th inning when Andrew McCutchen plated Ronny Cedeno with a sacrifice fly.
Ryan Braun and George Kotteras added home runs for the Brewers in the win as well.