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Brewers Beat Bucs 5-3

After an impressive victory last night at Miller Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field tonight looking to secure another series victory over a N.L. Central opponent.  It was a back and forth game tonight, but the Milwaukee Brewers delivered the knockout blow in the eighth inning, as they went on to beat the Bucs by a 5-3 score.

Jameson Taillon started for Pittsburgh tonight, battling his way through five innings.  He gave up one run on six hits with two walks and a strikeout.  His mound opponent, Jhoulys Chacin, gave up one run on three hits in six innings.  Neither pitcher earned a decision.

The Brewers took the lead in the fourth inning on a RBI double by Hernan Perez.  A sacrifice fly by Starling Marte in the top of the sixth scored Adam Frazier to tie the game.

Milwaukee scored a pair of runs in the seventh inning, one on a single by Christian Yelich, and the other on a passed ball.  Marte answered in the top of the eighth with an opposite field two run homerun to once again tie the game.

But the Brewers took the lead for good in the bottom of the eighth.  George Kontos gave up a two run double to Ryan Braun to put Milwaukee in front 5-3, which would be the final.

This was an exciting game, and despite the loss, the Pirates did battle until the very end.  Unfortunately, the bullpen continues to be an issue.  Kontos made a few mistake pitches to Braun in that at-bat, and finally, he paid for it.

The Pirates and Brewers will match back up tomorrow afternoon in the rubber match of this series.  Chad Kuhl will take the mound for Pittsburgh against Chase Anderson for Milwaukee.

Record vs. Brewers: 1-1

Record vs. N.L. Central: 9-3

Record on the Road: 8-11

Overall Record: 18-16

 

And…

As Always…

Let’s Go Bucs!

Chad Carlson

Co-Editor of Fans From The Stands, Pirates' Beat Writer For Armchair Report, Sports writer for AMN, SteelTownRock And Music City Encore Editor