The Milwaukee Brewers held off Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, pulling out a 3-1 win over the Pirates in their series opener at Miller Park.
Zach Davies kept the Pirates off balance, allowing a run on six hits in 6 2/3 innings to earn his 14th victory (14-6) of the season. It was a good bounce back win for Davies, who struggled in his last outing.
Manny Pina drove in a pair of runs for the Brewers and Keon Broxton clubbed a pinch hit home run in the 7th to close out the scoring between the two teams.
The Brewers went with a heavy left-handed hitting lineup against Pirates starter Ivan Nova. Jonathan Villar, who is a switch hitter, started in center field. Eric Sogard also started at shortstop after Orlando Arcia was a late scratch with back spasms. [Read more…]