April 24, 2014

Brewers rally to sweep Pirates

The Milwaukee Brewers continued their playoff push on Thursday, scoring 4 runs in the 8th inning to come-from-behind and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates
9-7 at PNC Park.

The Brewers remain 2 1/2 games behind the front-running Cardinals with 12-games left to play.  But more importantly, with the Dodgers losing yesterday, the Cardinals are the only team the Brewers are chasing. 

The Brewers have won 7 consecutive games against the Pirates and improved to 77-72 on the season. 

Rickie Weeks hit a tying 2-run triple and scored the go-ahead run on a Aramis Ramirez single.  Ramirez also doubled and homered  earlier.

Things were looking bleak for a while.  The Pirates led 7-4 and the St. Louis Cardinals already had a win on the board.  A Brewer loss would have dropped them 3 1/2 behind St. Louis.  Instead, they climbed back into it and pulled out the win.

The Brewers head to Washington D.C., to open a 4-game series against the Nationals tonight.  Washington hasn’t wrapped up the division yet, but they did clinch a playoff spot with a win on Thursday against the Dodgers.