Heading into today's matchup with the Pirates, the Milwaukee Brewers were one, if not the hottest, of the hottest teams in all of the Major Leagues. They had won eight in a row, catapulting them to the top of the National League. Today, they featured Kyle Lohse on the hill, against the Pirates' Charlie Morton.
The Brewers jumped out on top in the third when Carlos Gomez hit a sacrifice fly to right field. After an Andrew McCutchen sac fly as well, the Brewers scored in the bottom of the fourth, on an Aramis Ramirez RBI Single, scoring Ryan Braun. After that, the Brewers never looked back. They scored their other two runs on a throwing error. Kyle Lohse was dominant. He pitched 8 2/3 strong innings, allowing one run on four hits while striking out nine and walking none. Lohse had allowed 6 runs in 12 innings previous to today's start. The Brewers winning streak is now at nine.
For the Pirates, Charlie Morton kept them in the game until the error that plated two runs. He pitched seven innings, while allowing four runs (two earned runs) on six hits, while striking out three and walking three. Andrew McCutchen was the main offensive provider for the Pirates, going 1-for-3 with an RBI on a sac fly. Three other players tallied one hit. No Pirate hitter had a multi-hit game off of Lohse.
Brewers 4, Pirates 1