The Milwaukee Brewers completed a pivotal three game series sweep this afternoon at Miller Park, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates by a 4-3 score.
With the victory, the Brewers hold a commanding four game lead for the final Wild Card spot over the Chicago Cubs and are just three games back of the St. Louis Cardinals in the N.L. Central.
Meanwhile, the Pirates are 26 games under .500, have lost nine of their last ten games, and hold the second worst record in the National League.
Trevor Williams fell to 7-8 on the season, giving up two runs on three hits in five innings. A solo homerun by Orlando Arcia in the second gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead, and a homerun by Eric Thames in the fourth and then a two run bomb in the sixth, his 22nd and 23rd of the season, made it 4-0.
The Pirates tried to rally, scoring three runs in the eighth. Melky Cabrera reached on a fielding error, allowing Jacob Stallings to score the team’s first run. A two run single by Cole Tucker scored two runs, cutting the Brewers’ lead to just 4-3. Unfortunately, that was as close as they would get…Milwaukee held on for the one-run victory.
After a day off tomorrow, the Pirates will return home to Pittsburgh for a series against the Cubs, whose playoff chances are currently on life support.
Record vs. Brewers: 4-15
Record vs. N.L. Central: 25-45
Record on the Road: 34-48
Overall Record: 65-91
Let’s Go Bucs!