Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 15, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Miller Park
Temperature - 85°
Umpires - Home Plate - Larry Vanover, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Victor Carapazza,
Attendance - 35430

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Milwaukee 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 49-39 29-14 20-25 L1
Milwaukee 42-46 24-22 18-24 W1

Recap

Brewers 4, Pirates 1: Yovani Gallardo struck out a career-best 14 and Aramis Ramirez delivered the tiebreaking single as host Milwaukee downed Pittsburgh.

Gallardo (8-6) allowed one run and four hits and didn’t walk anyone in seven standout innings while improving to 8-2 against the Pirates.

Andrew McCutchen’s fifth homer in four games represented Pittsburgh’s lone run against Gallardo and the Brewers broke through with four sixth-inning runs to halt A.J. Burnett’s nine-game winning streak.

Francisco Rodriguez struck out two in the eighth and John Axford worked the ninth for his 16th save in 21 opportunities.

Milwaukee trailed 1-0 entering the bottom of sixth before racking up four hits off Burnett (10-3) and receiving help from two Pittsburgh errors.

Nyjer Morgan and Ryan Braun began the inning with singles and Morgan came around to score on an errant throw by Pirates right fielder Garrett Jones. Ramirez followed with a single to center to put the Brewers ahead. An error by Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez allowed Milwaukee’s third run to score and the inning was climaxed by Martin Maldonado’s double to shallow right.

Burnett allowed four runs (three earned) and eight hits in seven innings while losing for the first time since May 2. He struck out seven and walked none.

McCutchen had three hits to raise his league-leading batting average to .371.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gallardo’s strikeout total ties Moose Haas (1978) for second-most in franchise history. Ben Sheets holds the club record of 18, set in 2004 against the Atlanta Braves. … The hot-hitting McCutchen has eight homers and 18 RBIs over his last 14 games. … Maldonado had three hits and was 8-for-13 in the series. … Pirates 2B Neil Walker went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 15 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Milwaukee
A.J. Burnett Player Yovani Gallardo
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 7.0
7 Strikeouts 14
9 Hits 4
5.14 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Milwaukee
Andrew McCutchen Player Martin Maldonado
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
1 HR 0
6 TB 5
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 5 1 9 .156 8 17 1 0 0 1
Milwaukee 9 0 13 .281 14 7 3 1 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Brewers have a W/L % of .439 after a win and .511 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Pirates have a W/L % of .490 after a win and .641 after a loss.