(AP) — Milwaukee (74-72) and Pittsburgh (74-72) are both 2 1/2 games back of St. Louis for the NL’s second wild-card spot, but have taken different paths to get to this position.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun hit his NL-leading 37th home run, pitcher Yovani Gallardo also connected and the Milwaukee Brewers outslugged Pittsburgh 12-8 Sunday, sending the Pirates to their 10th loss in 13 games.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corey Hart homered to lead off the ninth inning and lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
(AP) — Pedro Alvarez is trying to keep the Pittsburgh Pirates on track and boost their chances of capturing a playoff berth. So are the Pirates’ pitchers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez homered off Erik Bedard, leading Mark Rogers and the Milwaukee Brewers over the wobbling Pittsburgh Pirates 7-0 on Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Karstens pitched seven-plus innings before leaving with an injury and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Mike Fiers pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Aramis Ramirez had a go-ahead three-run double in the seventh and the Milwaukee Brewers held on to win their fourth consecutive game, 6-5 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
(AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates’ push for their first playoff appearance in 20 years has slowed considerably. Given the Pirates’ recent history against the Milwaukee Brewers, it’s far from a guarantee that will change over the weekend.
The Pirates didn’t start the second half of their season the way they would have hoped, dropping two of three games in Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yovani Gallardo struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings and the Milwaukee Brewers used a four-run sixth to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Sunday.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run shot for his fourth homer in the last three games and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-4 on Saturday night.
Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones hit consecutive homers and James McDonald struck out eight and won for the third time in four starts when the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 Sunday.
Brooks Conrad ended his season-long drought with a bang. Conrad homered for his first hit of the year after an 0-for-27 start and drove in three runs to lead the injury-depleted Milwaukee Brewers past the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 Saturday night.
Given the way the Milwaukee Brewers have bashed the Pittsburgh Pirates around at Miller Park in recent years, Kevin Correia acknowledged that there were times when even a big early lead might not have felt very safe. But a six-run third inning off Randy Wolf proved to be plenty Friday night, and the Pirates pounded the Brewers 8-2.
Trenni says the Brewers are playing better of late but they can’t be thinking the Pirates will be a push over.