Logan Schafer’s run-scoring single in the 13th inning gave the Milwaukee Brewers a 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. It was Milwaukee’s seventh straight win over the Pirates, who still hold the National League’s top Wild Card by two-and-a-half games.
The Brewers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning, hi-lighted by Khris Davis’ 19th home run of the season. That lead would last until the eighth inning, when Andrew McCutcheon tied it with a three-run homer.
In the 12th, Ryan Braun gave the Brewers the lead with an R-B-I single, but Gregory Polanco tied it again with a solo shot off of Francisco Rodriguez. It’s the second blown save of the season for Rodriguez.
In the 13th, Brewers’ catcher Nevin Ashley struck out but reached base on a wild pitch from Radhames Liz. Ashley later scored the game-winning run on Schafer’s hit.
Rodriguez (1-3) wound up getting the win. Former starter Kyle Lohse earned just the second save of his 15-year career.
The Brewers send Jimmy Nelson (11-11, 3.86 E-R-A) to the mound in game two of the series tonight. Charlie Morton (8-7, 4.07 E-R-A) pitches for the Pirates.