Rickie Weeks broke open a tie game in the 8th inning with a run-scoring fielder's choice and had a career-high four rbi's, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night at Miller Park.
Weeks clubbed a three run homer. Ryan Braun and Mike Cameron also went deep for the Brewers in beating the Pirates for a 13th straight time.
The 8th inning tie was a result of reliever Carlos Villanueva allowing a two-out, two-run double by Freddy Sanchez. That took a win away from Braden Looper, who didn't have his good stuff, but gave the Brewers five innings of work.
Brewers reliever Todd Coffey earned his first win in relief. And closer Trevor Hoffman worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his first appearance for the Brewers in a non-save situation.
Dave Bush pitches game two of the series against the Pirates tonight.