Pirates Fall To Brewers, 6-0
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PITTSBBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Kevin Correia pitched a no-hitter into the sixth inning, but a sacrifice fly by Carlos Gomez started a scoring stretch that allowed the Brewers to win, 6-0 on Wednesday night.
Jonathan Lucroy scored on Gomez’s RBI single, making it 1-0 at the top of the sixth.
Then after Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun singled on a line drive, Prince Fielder slammed a curveball deep into left center field for a three-run homer, making it 4-0.
Yuniesky Betancourt doubled on a fly ball, batting in Nyjer Morgan to give the Brewers a 5-0 lead in the top of the seventh. Then Betancourt ran home when pitcher Shaun Marcum grounded out on a 91-mph fastball to complete the 6-0 rout.
Marcum (2-1) was perfect through four and kept the Pirates off-balance with his changeup, allowing only four singles with four strikeouts and a walk. Acquired in an offseason trade with Toronto to bolster Milwaukee’s rotation, Marcum lowered his ERA to 2.55 through three starts.
Zach Braddock, Kameron Loe and Mitch Stetter finished up Milwaukee’s third shutout this season and second in three games.
The Pirates have lost four of five at home after beginning the season by winning consecutive road series for the first time since 2007.
Correia (2-1) has a 2.7 ERA. He allowed five hits, six runs, four earned runs and one home run.