The Milwaukee Brewers gave starter Jimmy Nelson a four-run lead, but the Pirates rebounded for a 9-6 victory at Miller Park, their third straight win in the series.
Nelson didn’t get hit with the loss, but he wasn’t able to get through the fourth inning with the Pirates rallying for five runs to erase what was a Brewers 5-1 lead. Nelson served up six runs (five earned) on seven hits with three walks and one strikeout in 3 2/3 innings.
Nelson is now 2-10 with a 5.87 ERA over his last 16 starts.
The Brewers tied the game at six when reliever Tyler Cravy clubbed a solo home run. It was both the first hit and first home run of Cravy’s career. Hernan Perez also homered twice for the Brewers, a three-run homer in the first and a solo shot in the third.
The Brewers will send Chase Anderson to the mound today as they try to salvage the final game of the four game series against the Pirates.