Milwaukee 3, Pittsburgh 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 1, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Miller Park
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Marvin Hudson, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Cory Blaser, Third Base - Tim McClelland,
Attendance - 32060

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 70-62 40-26 30-36 L2
Milwaukee 64-68 40-28 24-40 W2

Recap


Brewers 3, Pirates 2:
Corey Hart hit a walk-off solo homer in the bottom of the ninth as surging Milwaukee stunned Pittsburgh.

Leading off the ninth against Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan (4-1), Hart looked at a called first strike before turning on a slider and sending it on a line over the wall in left-center. The Brewers have won 10 of 12 to pull within four games of .500 at 64-68.

Pittsburgh, which dropped Friday’s series opener as well, wasted a bases-loaded opportunity in the top of the ninth and fell 1 1/2 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League wild card race.

John Axford (5-7) picked up the win in relief for Milwaukee.

Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Rickie Weeks broke it up with a two-out single. The right-hander was not on track for a shutout, however, having allowed a run in the third when Carlos Gomez walked, stole second and third and scored on a wild pitch.

The Pirates had struck first in the second inning on Pedro Alvarez’s 27th home run, an opposite-field line drive solo shot into the bullpen in left center.

Gomez put the Brewers ahead 2-1 in the seventh inning. With Hart on second base following a walk and a groundout, Gomez doubled into the gap in left-center.

Pittsburgh got that run back in the top of the eighth on Andrew McCutchen’s RBI single off Jim Henderson.

Burnett lasted 6 2/3 innings and was charged with two runs on two hits while walking four and striking out nine.

Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada was even better, surrendering one run on four hits in seven innings while walking one and striking out 10.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pittsburgh will slot LHP Jeff Locke and RHP Kevin Correia into the starting rotation next week. … The Pirates recalled five players for the stretch run: Locke, LHP Justin Wilson, C Eric Fryer, INF Brock Holt and RHP Chris Leroux. … The Brewers shut down RHP Mark Rogers, who got the win on Friday. Rogers had made 25 starts between Milwaukee and Triple-A Nashville. … Alvarez extended his hitting streak to seven games but had his run of four multi-hit games come to an end with a 1-for-4 effort.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Milwaukee
A.J. Burnett Player Marco Estrada
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.2 IP 7.0
9 Strikeouts 10
2 Hits 4
2.70 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Milwaukee
Andrew McCutchen Player Norichika Aoki
2 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 1
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 6 1 11 .188 12 13 2 4 1 1
Milwaukee 4 1 8 .148 11 10 2 5 4 1

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Brewers have a W/L % of .492 after a win and .478 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Pirates have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .565 after a loss.