In year number-one of a rebuilding plan, the Milwaukee Brewers surpassed the victory total from last season, knocking off the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 in the series finale at Miller Park.
Scooter Gennett and Chris Carter homered, backing another solid outing by starter Chase Anderson. It is the 69th win of the season, guaranteeing a better finish then the 68-94 mark of a year ago.
The Brewers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Jonathan Villar drew a leadoff walk and Scooter Gennett followed with a home run.
Gennett ran his hitting streak to 14-games and his 128 hits on the season is a new career high.
Carter clubbed his home run in the bottom of the 7th, his 37th of the season. He also has 88 runs batted in.
Carlos Torres, Corey Knebel and Tyler Thornburg combined for 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief with Thornburg nailing down his 12th save.
Zach Davies (11-7) takes to the mound tonight as the Brewers open their final home series of the season against the Cincinnati Reds.