Brewers hold off Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Aramis Ramirez had three hits, including his 350th career home run, and drove in four runs as the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6 on Tuesday night. The 16-year veteran third baseman helped stake the Brewers to a 5-0 in the fifth inning, but the Pirates rallied to tie it in the sixth. But Milwaukee pulled out the win when rookie pinch-hitter Caleb Gindl hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. With the game tied 6-6, Rafael Betancourt hit a one-out double off Bryan Morris and took third on Scooter Gennett’s single. Gindl then lifted a fly to right that scored Betancourt and gave the Brewers their third victory in four games. Pittsburgh, which entered the day one-half game behind St. Louis in the NL Central, lost its third in a row.
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