Trevor Hoffman The Milwaukee Brewers saw their 4-game winning streak end yesterday with a
3-2 loss in Houston.  After a 9-game road trip, the Brewers return home tonight to open a 3-game series against the second place Pittsburgh Pirates.

Ryan Braun goes into the series swinging a hot bat.  He hit .457 with 4 home runs and 11 runs batted in on their recent road trip.  That's help raise his average to .338.

Braden Looper (2-0) shoots for his 3rd win of the season for the Brewers.  Jeff Karstens (1-0) goes for the Pirates.

The Brewers didn't use closer Trevor Hoffman yesterday, but he'll be available again tonight after coming off of the disabled list on Sunday.  Hoffman started the season on the DL after suffering a right oblique strain in spring training.

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