The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers wrapped up their four-game series from Miller Park tonight, where Pittsburgh was looking to leave town with a series split. Milwaukee had other plans though, as they capitalized on two Pirates errors to pick a 6-5 victory and earn a 3-1 series win. This was a big series for the Brewers as they hover around the .500 mark and look to secure a possible wild card spot.
Milwaukee jumped out in front in the second when Eric Sogard hit an infield single to plate Ben Gamel. A throwing error by Kevin Newman on that play allowed Jedd Gyorko to score. The Buccos tied it up in the third on a two-run home run by Erik Gonzalez that traveled 360ft. Gamel would put the Brewers ahead again by a run in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI single to shallow right centerfield. Another throwing error by Newman in the fourth would result in another Milwaukee run.
Pittsburgh starter Trevor Williams left the game after throwing only four innings tonight. He would allow five runs, three earned, on seven hits with two walks and six strikeouts. His counterpart Brent Suter only pitched three innings and allowed two runs on one hit with three strikeouts and one walk. These short outings would tax both bullpens.
The Pirates got back to within a run in the fifth when Adam Frazier scored Cole Tucker on a single to shallow right field. The Brewers quickly got that run back when Bucco Killer Keston Hiura smacked a 400ft. solo homer to centerfield. Pittsburgh tied the game in the sixth when Jose Osuna hit a two RBI single to left centerfield. However, Milwaukee would get the last laugh in the eighth on an Orlando Arcia RBI single to left centerfield for what proved to be the winning run.
Another rough series for the Pirates at Miller Park. They had a chance to win this series, but just couldn’t pull out a couple close games. They will now head back to PNC Park on Tuesday night to begin a series with the division leading Chicago Cubs.
Record vs. Brewers: 5-5
Record vs. N.L. Central: 9-11
Record on the Road: 5-13
Overall Record: 10-22
Let’s Go Bucs!