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Pittsburgh explodes early, Milwaukee ends 17-game win streak over Pirates

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The Pirates scored six runs in the first two innings last night to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5 in Pittsburgh.

The start of the game was delayed two hours and 10 minutes by rain.

Both benches emptied in the eighth when Brewers' reliever Chris Smith hit Pirates pitcher' Jeff Karstens in the elbow with a fastball after Karstens had injured Ryan Braun's back with a pitch in April.

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