Tempers flared as the Pirates beat the Brewers 8-5 for their first win over the Crew in 18 tries. After a two hour and 10 minute rain delay, the Brewers starter Mike Burns got roughed up for four runs in the 1 st and 2 more in the 2 nd inning in the loss. The real fireworks came in the 8 th when Brewers pitcher Chris Smith drilled pitcher Jeff Karstens in the back, which led to the benches and bullpens to clear. Karstens hit Ryan Braun after a homer back in April. Newly acquired Felipe Lopez went 4×4 and reached base 5 times in the loss. Braun also hit his 17 th homer of the year. Braden Looper gets the start for Milwaukee tonight against the Pirates Virgil Vasquez.
3 rd baseman Mat Gamel was sent down to Triple-A Nashville before last night's game to make room for Felipe Lopez on the roster. The Brewers brass wanted Gamel to get regular playing time, something he wouldn't have gotten with the addition of Lopez to the roster. Gamel hit .239 with four homers and 16 RBI in 48 games with the Brewers.