Rickie Weeks started the night hitting .167. Three hits later and Weeks finished the night hitting .191. The Brewers second baseman clubbed a 3-run home run and drove in five runs in Milwaukee’s 12-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
AUDIO: Ron Roenicke on Rickie Weeks breaking out of his slump :12
Weeks put together his first multi-hit game since April 3.
AUDIO: Ron Roenicke on Weeks starting to show signs of coming out of his slump :14
The Brewers continued their domination over the Pirates by winning their 9th
straight over Pittsburgh and improving to 43-7 against the Pirates at Miller Park since the start of the 2007 season. The Brewers also earned their 8th straight win at Miller Park overall this season.
The Brewers also got home runs last night from Yuniesky Betancourt (6th) and from Jean Segura (3rd).
John Axford pitched a scoreless 8th inning and Jim Henderson worked a 1-2-3 9th.
Brewers starter Marco Estrada couldn’t hang on to a win opportunity. He served up home runs to Russell Martin and Andrew McCutchen.
The Brewers go for the sweep this afternoon at 12:05pm. Hiram Burgos (1-0, 3.27 era) goes for the Brewers. Jeanmar Gomez (1-0, 2.63 era) pitches for the Pirates.