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Pirates Snap Skid, Beat Brewers 6-4

One of the traits of the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates was their struggles against the teams in the N.L. Central division.  So far this season, among the many inconsistencies in all facets of the game, the Pirates have played very well against their division.  The Bucs looked to continue that trend tonight, as they took the field for the first game of their weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Tonight, the winning trend continued for Pittsburgh, as they built an early lead and held on late to claim a 6-4 victory.

Nick Kingham made his second career start tonight, taking the mound at Miller Park, a place that has historically been a nightmare for Pirates pitchers.  He battled his way through 5.1 innings, giving up four runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and a walk...

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Frazier Walks It Off Against Brewers

It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been struggling mightily lately and it has been noticed by the fan base.  With the losses piling up, the seats are emptier now more than ever at PNC Park.  Fans want to see wins and for the few at the game and watching at home, they would see that tonight.  Pittsburgh would earn a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers to avoid being swept, and snap a seven-game losing streak.

Milwaukee jumped out to a two-run lead with solo home runs from Jesus Aguilar and Domingo Santana in the second and third innings respectively.  Those would be the only runs that Pirates starter Steven Brault would allow tonight during his five innings of work.  Brault would give up four hits, to go along with three strikeouts and one walk.

The Buccos would tie th...

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Brewers Beat Cole, Pirates 5-2

Gerrit Cole took the mound tonight for the Pittsburgh Pirates looking for another solid start on the road. Unfortunately, he ran into some trouble in the early innings, and the Bucs couldn’t muster a comeback as they fell 5-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers tonight at Miller Park.

Cole battled his way through six innings, giving up five runs on seven hits with ten strikeouts and two walks.  His mound opponent, Brent Suter, gave up two runs on three hits in three innings in a spot start for Milwaukee.

A solo homerun by Eric Thames in the bottom of the second inning put the Brewers in front 1-0.  Jordy Mercer’s groundout in the third tied the game and an RBI single by Jordan Luplow later in the inning gave the Bucs a 2-1 advantage.

The Brewers tagged Cole for four runs in the third inning. 

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Bucs Rally Again, Beat Brewers In Extras

This has been a special home stand for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Tonight, they fell behind the Milwaukee Brewers for the third straight night, and, again, they rallied late to pull out an unprecedented 3-2 victory at PNC Park.

Trailing 2-1 with three outs remaining, the Bucs responded to adversity once again with a run in the ninth and a run in the tenth to clinch a series victory over the division leading Brewers, while giving themselves an opportunity to complete a series sweep tomorrow afternoon.

The story for most of the game was the outstanding pitching performances by Gerrit Cole and Zach Davies, who each put their respective teams in great position to win the game.  But by the end of the night, the story was the Pirates resilience.

Both Cole and Davies got off to rather slow starts...

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Brewers Seal The Deal, Sweep Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently in the midst of an ugly downward spiral, and it got even uglier today after being defeated by the Milwaukee Brewers 10-0 this afternoon.  The loss was their sixth straight defeat and they have been swept in their past two series.  While the starting pitching performed against Milwaukee the past three days, the lack of offense sent them to another loss.

Steven Brault pitched much better today than in his previous start.  He threw five innings, allowing one run on four hits, to go with five strikeouts and three walks.  The lone run he allowed came in the second on a Domingo Santana solo home run.  Braulit probably would have pitched the sixth inning, but had to be lifted for a pinch hitter.

Josh Harrison was the only Pittsburgh player with more than ...

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Braun Powers Brewers Past Pirates

It’s been a tough week for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  After starting 4-0 to begin the season, the Bucs had dropped five of their last six games, largely due to the lack of runs scored on offense and the ineffective bullpen.  The Pirates were hoping to get back on the right track tonight as they welcomed Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers to PNC Park for a three game series.

Unfortunately, the Pirates gave up some runs early, got back into the game, but the bullpen gave up a pair of costly homeruns, as the Brewers won game one of the series, 8-4.

Jeff Locke made the start tonight, and struggled with his control throughout the evening.  He ended up pitching 4.2 innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits, seven walks, and four strikeouts.  Kyle Lobstein and Neftali Feliz ea...

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