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Brewers Finish Disappointing Homestand with 8-6 Loss to Pirates

This six game homestand for the Brewers did not go as planned and concluded with a 2-4 record after an 8-6 loss to the Pirates on Sunday afternoon.

The Pirates scored in the 2nd and 3rd innings to open up a 2-0 lead. However, the Brewers struck back in the bottom of the third inning with two runs to tie the game. With two outs, Mike Brosseau and Luis Urias each hit RBI singles.

Ke’Bryan Hayes hit his 4th home run of the season in the 5th inning to give the Pirates a 3-2 lead. 

However, again, the Brewers scored immediately to tie the game and take the lead.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Brewers scored two runs. Willy Adames hit an RBI double that scored Jonathan Davis. That was followed by Luis Urias’ sac fly which scored Adames. The Brewers led 4-3 after five innings.

Trevor Gott relieved Eric Lauer in the sixth inning, and gave up two home runs to Michael Chavis and Oneil Cruz to give the Pirates the 5-4 lead. 

Eric Lauer finished the day having pitched five innings, giving up two earned runs, with one walk and seven strikeouts. 

Neither team scored until the ninth inning when former Brewer, Daniel Vogelbach hit a three-run home run to extend the Pirates lead to 8-4. The Brewers scored two runs in the ninth inning on an Andrew McCutchen home run, but it wasn’t enough. The Brewers lost 8-6.

On a brighter note, Josh Hader and Corbin Burnes will represent the Brewers at the All-Star Game in mid-July.

Before the All-Star break though, the Brewers will hit the road for a two city trip. They start a two game series in Minnesota on Tuesday, and play four games against the Giants next weekend.

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