September 1, 2014

Pirates use long ball to beat Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers continued their offensive struggles and fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 at Miller Park on Saturday.

Mike Fiers

Mike Fiers

Mike Fiers, who started in place of Kyle Lohse, served up three home runs to the Pirates in the loss.  Fiers lasted four innings, allowing 4 total runs on 5 hits.    Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez & Carlos Gomez all homered for the Pirates.

The Brewers have 5-hitters in their lineup hitting .300 or better and yet they continue to struggle scoring runs.  Carlos Gomez hit his 7th and 8th homers of the season for the Brewers, but both came with nobody on base.

Jeff Locke (5-1) pitched six scoreless innings for the Pirates, giving up just 3 hits and striking out a season high 7 batters.  It’s his 4th straight win.

The series is tied at a game apiece with the rubber match today.  Yovani Gallardo (3-4) pitches for the Brewers.  Wandy Rodriguez (5-2) gets the nod for the Pirates.