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Pirates' big bats stop Brewers' win streak

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New Richmond News
Pirates' big bats stop Brewers' win streak
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The Milwaukee Brewers ended a four-game winning streak Thursday night with a 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh at Miller Park.

Dave Bush took a two-hitter into the seventh inning when the Pirates scored all their runs on back-to-back doubles by Freddy Sanchez and Jason Bay, and back-to-back homers by Jose Bautista and Ronny Paulino.

Bautista, Ryan Doumit, and Jack Wilson had two hits apiece for the Pirates, who out-hit Milwaukee 9-6.

Tom Gorzelanny got the win to go 4-1 and Salomon Torres earned his ninth save. Bush gave up four runs on six hits in seven innings for the loss. He's now 2-3.

Pittsburgh won for only the second time in its last six contests and they moved into second place in the National League Central, 4.5 behind the Brewers.

Milwaukee blew a chance to go 10 above .500 for the first time since 1992 and they no longer have the Majors' best record.

Cleveland now holds that title with a .680 winning percentage. Boston is at .667, and Milwaukee is at .643 - still with the National League's best record at 18-10.

The Brewers and Pirates will play again Friday night. Right-hander Claudio Vargas will face Pittsburgh lefty Paul Maholm.