Hoffman gets first Milwaukee save as Brewers sink Pirates
The Milwaukee Brewers came back from four runs down Tuesday night to beat Pittsburgh 6-5 at Miller Park.
Two Wisconsin natives helped give the Pirates a 5-1 lead, as Eric Hinske from Menasha and Jason Jaramillo from Racine both hit two-run doubles.
Ryan Braun cut the margin to two in the fifth inning when he hit an RBI double and scored on a ground-out.
Then in the sixth, Rickie Weeks had the game-winning hit, a two-run homer off reliever Jesse Chavez. Jorge Julio got the win, going 1-0 with a perfect sixth. Trevor Hoffman gave up one hit in the ninth, as he earned his first save as a Brewer and the 555th of his record-setting career.
Dave Bush, coming off a near no-hitter, was chased after five innings this time. Bush gave up five runs, four earned, on six hits with a walk.
And after he brushed Hinske and Andy LaRoche with inside fastballs, the plate umpire warned both benches for the second straight night. Brewers' catcher Mike Rivera sprained his left ankle on a hard slide at the plate by Brian Bixler, who scored on a sacrifice fly.
The Brewers have now beaten the Pirates 14 straight times overall, and 16 straight in Milwaukee.
Both are the longest streaks by one team over another in the Major Leagues. The Brewers are now back to .500 at 10-10, and they'll close out their series with Pittsburgh this afternoon.
Right-hander Yovani Gallardo faces Pirates' righty Ian Snell.