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Brewers Hold On To Topple Pirates 4-3

Coming off a high-powered win on Monday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates were looking for a series win on Tuesday when they took on the Milwaukee Brewers.  Pittsburgh’s bats would cool off in this one, as Milwaukee would use a four run second inning to earn a 4-3 victory.

The Brewers scoring started when Sal Frelick hit a two-run home run to right.  Later in the inning Brice Turang drove in Oliver Dunn on a single to left center.  The final run of the inning was scored by Jackson Chourio who would come home when Christian Yelich singled to center.

All the Pirates runs would come via the long ball.  In the fourth, Nick Gonzales hit a two-run home run that traveled 414 ft. to left center.  Connor Joe would hit a solo home run 395 ft. to left center in the ninth, but that would be all the offense that Pittsburgh could find on the night.

Quinn Priester made the start for the Pirates and even though he allowed four runs in the second inning, his final stat line was not all that bad.  He would give up nine hits, walk two, and strikeout five over six innings.  Kyle Nicolas covered the final two innings, allowing one hit and striking out four.

Joe Ross earned his second win of the year after pitching five innings for Milwaukee.  He would allow two runs on two hits with six strikeouts and one walk.  Bryan Hudson would strikeout three batters over two innings of work.  Elvis Peguero struck out two of the three batters he faced in the eighth, before Trevor Megill allowed one run on one hit with two strikeouts in the ninth.  He would also earn his fifth save of the year.

Frelick would make two great diving catches in centerfield for the Brewers, which helped nullify the Pittsburgh offense.  The Pirates bats just could not get much going tonight after a big night on Monday.  Three runs on just three hits with thirteen strikeouts will not win you many ball games at this level.  These two teams will wrap up this series on Wednesday afternoon at 12:35pm.  Martin Perez and Robert Gasser are slated to start.

Record vs. Brewers:  3-3

Record vs. N. L. Central:  4-5

Record on the Road:  10-12

Overall Record:  19-24

And…

As Always…

Let’s Go Bucs!

Zane Heiple

Zane is Co-Editor of Fans From The Stands and a weekly contributor for Armchair Report on NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and NCAA related topics. He's also the smartest man in the world. Just ask him.