The Milwaukee Brewers picked up where they left off when they returned home to Miller Park and knocked off the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Friday night.
Aramis Ramirez and Mark Reynolds homered and Wily Peralta worked 7-strong innings for the win as the Brewers captured their 7th straight and improved to 8-2 on the season. The Brewers are off to their best start since opening the 1987 season by winning 13-straight games.
Ramirez leads the Brewers with a .395 average and improved to 8 for 11 (.727) with runners in scoring position. He’s tied with Ryan Braun for the team lead in rbi’s with 10.
Ramirez’ homer was a two run blast to left. Reynolds hit a solo shot and Carlos Gomez singled in the 4th run with a single that plated Rickie Weeks. Neil Walker clubbed a two-out, two-run homer for the Pirates in the 7th, after Ramirez allowed Russell Martin to reach due to his throwing error.
Peralta allowed 4-hits and two walks while striking out four. Milwaukee pitchers have now allowed three or fewer runs in 24 straight games, which is a franchise record.
Francisco Rodriguez struck out all three batters he faced in the 9th inning for his 3rd save.