Milwaukee 9, Pittsburgh 7

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 20, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Brian O'Nora,
Attendance - 14697

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Milwaukee 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 9 13 1
Pittsburgh 0 0 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 7 13 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 77-72 46-29 31-43 W5
Pittsburgh 74-75 42-33 32-42 L3

Recap


Brewers 9, Pirates 7: Rickie Weeks ripped a two-run triple and came around to score on Aramis Ramirez's RBI single in the eighth inning as visiting Milwaukee overcame a three-run deficit to complete a three-game sweep of reeling Pittsburgh.

Ramirez belted a two-run homer among his three hits and scored twice for the Brewers, who posted their fifth straight victory and 23rd in 29 outings to remain within 2 1/2 games of St. Louis. The Cardinals recorded a 5-4 triumph over Houston earlier on Thursday.

With Milwaukee facing a three-run deficit in the eighth inning, Norichika Aoki brought the Brewers closer with an RBI double to right field. Chris Resop (1-4) relieved an ineffective Chad Qualls and promptly permitted Weeks' triple to left-center field to tie the game. Ramirez capped the four-run frame by smacking a single up the middle as Weeks trotted home with the eventual game-winning run.

Andrew McCutchen went deep for the second straight contest with a three-run homer in the third inning. Clint Barmes belted a solo shot and rookie Starling Marte added an RBI single in the three-run sixth for the Pirates (74-75), who have plunged in the other direction after dropping 15 of 19 to fall below .500 for the first time since May 29. Pittsburgh sits 5 1/2 games behind St. Louis.

Manny Parra (2-3), who pitched one scoreless frame, benefited from the four-run eighth-inning uprising to pick up the victory. Francisco Rodriguez bridged the gap to John Axford, who struck out a pair in the ninth for his 31st save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Milwaukee has won seven in a row and 11 of 15 against Pittsburgh. ... Aoki led off the contest with a single to shallow left field to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. ... Milwaukee 1B Corey Hart returned after an eight-game absence due to torn tissue along the arch in his left foot. He exited after five innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Pittsburgh
Michael Fiers Player Wandy Rodriguez
No Decision W/L No Decision
3.0 IP 4.0
2 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 5
9.00 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Milwaukee   Pittsburgh
Aramis Ramirez Player Clint Barmes
3 Hits 3
3 RBI 1
1 HR 1
7 TB 6
.600 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 13 1 21 .333 25 6 9 5 4 1
Pittsburgh 13 2 20 .333 17 8 7 2 2 2

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Pirates have a W/L % of .486 after a win and .507 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Brewers have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .507 after a loss.