Pirates score four runs in the eighth to down Brewers

3:40 PM, May 1, 2013   |    comments
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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 win.

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