Milwaukee 12, Pittsburgh 8

Date - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:10 PM
Location - Miller Park
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Scott Barry, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Marty Foster,
Attendance - 24154

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Pittsburgh 1 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 8 14 1
Milwaukee 0 3 1 3 0 1 1 3 12 15 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 15-12 8-4 7-8 L2
Milwaukee 14-11 9-5 5-6 W2

Recap


Brewers 12, Pirates 8: Rickie Weeks ended a long dry spell with three hits – including a three-run homer – and drove in a career-high five runs as host Milwaukee defeated Pittsburgh for the ninth consecutive time.

Weeks recorded his first home run and multi-hit game since April 3 and scored three times for the Brewers, who also saw Jean Segura and Yuniesky Betancourt each go deep for the second straight game. Tom Gorzelanny (1-0) pitched a scoreless seventh for his first victory with Milwaukee.

Andrew McCutchen went 4-for-5 and ended his 15-game homerless drought with a fifth-inning solo shot while Starling Marte had three RBIs and posted his 12th multi-hit game of the month, including a three-run homer. Bryan Morris (0-1) took the loss after yielding Betancourt’s homer to lead off the seventh.

Milwaukee was poised to run away with it early as the Brewers broke open a tie game with Carlos Gomez’s third-inning RBI double. They followed it up with three more runs in the fourth when Jonathan Lucroy’s run-scoring double and Weeks’ two-run single stretched the advantage to 7-3.

Russell Martin and McCutchen hit back-to-back home runs to trim the deficit in half in the fifth before Marte’s three-run shot in the sixth gave Pittsburgh a short-lived 8-7 lead. Segura and Betancourt each went deep in the sixth and seventh, respectively, before Weeks sealed it with his second homer of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada entered Tuesday with a 3-0 record and 1.43 ERA in 37 2/3 career innings against Pittsburgh, but was roughed up for five runs and seven hits over five frames. … McCutchen, who extended his hitting streak at Miller Park to 10 games, is batting 20-for-42 with five homers and 13 RBIs over that stretch. ... The Brewers improved to 46-7 at Miller Park against the Pirates since the start of 2007 - the best home record by any team against a division opponent in that time.


 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Milwaukee
James McDonald Player Marco Estrada
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 7
12.60 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Milwaukee
Andrew McCutchen Player Rickie Weeks
4 Hits 3
2 RBI 5
1 HR 1
7 TB 7
.800 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 14 4 27 .350 18 10 8 1 0 1
Milwaukee 15 3 28 .417 17 4 11 7 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Brewers have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .364 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 .636 after a loss.