A Milwaukee Brewers rally fell just short as they fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 at Miller Park on Sunday.
Fresh off a 4-game road sweep over the Dodgers, it looked like the Brewers were poised to make a run. Instead, they dropped 2 of 3 to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Brewers played without Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez, who were nursing injuries, but they still managed to stay in it until the end.
The two teams combined to hit 7 home runs, 6 of them solo shots. The most important came off the bat of Clint Barmes. His shot off of Brewers closer John Axford gave the Pirates a 2-run cushion that would prove to be huge.
Brooks Conrad closed the gap to 6-5 with a solo home run to right in the 9th, but the Brewers wouldn’t be able to get any closer.
Nyjer Morgan and Martin Maldonado also went yard for the Brewers.
The series win for the Pirates is the first at Miller Park in two years. Since 2007, the Brewers record against Pittsburgh at home is 39-6.
Today is an off day. The Chicago Cubs pay a visit to Miller Park for the first of a three game series on Tuesday night.