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.