November 23, 2014

Brewers pound Pirates in series opener

Corey Hart and Aramis Ramirez hit homes runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 9-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday

Corey Hart

night.

Brewers starter Mark Rogers (3-1) gave up just 1-run in 5 1/3 innings to win his third straight outing.  He had plenty of offensive support as well.  Hart and Ramirez both had three hits.  Ramirez drove in four runs and Nyjer Morgan added 3 hits, a walk and a stolen base.

The Pirates remained 1/2 game behind St. Louis for the final NL wild-card spot when the Cardinals fell (10-0) to the Washington Nationals.

Friday nights game may have been the last of the season for Rogers.  Team owner Mark Attanasio said on the team’s television broadcast during the game that Rogers would be shut down.

Rogers is at 134 1/3 innings, combining his work with Triple A Nashville and Milwaukee.  The most innings he has ever thrown in a season prior to this season is 126 innings back in 2010.