Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Brandon Inge singled in the go-ahead run as
the Pittsburgh Pirates scored four times in the eighth inning to rally for a
6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.
Starling Marte began Pittsburgh's comeback with a two-run homer off John
Axford in the eighth that knotted the score, with Pedro Alvarez contributing
an RBI single later on to help the Pirates avoid a sweep of the three-game set
and end a string of nine consecutive losses to Milwaukee.
Alvarez had a solo homer earlier in the game and Michael McKenry also went
deep for Pittsburgh, while four Pirate relievers combined for five innings of
one-run ball to aid in the win. Bryan Morris (1-1) received the decision after
recording the final two outs of the seventh.
Axford (0-3) was tagged for four runs -- three earned -- and four hits while
getting just two outs after taking over for Brewers starter Hiram Burgos, who
held Pittsburgh to two runs and four hits over seven sharp innings.
Carlos Gomez and Yuniesky Betancourt had back-to-back solo homers in the
fourth for a Milwaukee squad that had been aiming for a ninth consecutive home
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