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Brewers win 8-5 for 17th in row against Pirates

Brewers win 8-5 for 17th in row against Pirates

J.J. Hardy drove in four runs off three hits as Milwaukee beat Pittsburgh 8-5 on Tuesday for its 17th consecutive victory over the Pirates _ the major league's longest winning streak by one team against another in nearly 40 years.
The Brewers' domination of the Pirates is the longest since Baltimore won 23 consecutive games against Kansas City during the 1969 (11) and 1970 (12) seasons. The Pirates haven't beaten the Brewers since May 22, 2008.
Hardy was 3 of 27 before reaching base four times on two run-scoring singles, an RBI double and a walk to help Milwaukee open a 6-2 lead in the sixth behind Jeff Suppan (2-2). He labored through 5 2-3 innings to improve to 13-3 against the Pirates in his career and 6-0 in his last eight starts.
Ian Snell (1-4) gave up five runs and four hits and walked five in five-plus innings.
Reds 7, Marlins 0
At Miami, Brandon Phillips tied a career high with six RBIs and Edinson Volquez allowed three hits in eight innings as Cincinnati trounced Florida.
Nick Masset pitched a perfect ninth to complete the Reds' sixth shutout this season, and their fourth in the past six games. Volquez (4-2) extended a personal streak of 16 1-3 consecutive scoreless innings.
Phillips had three hits, including a three-run homer, his fourth. He hiked his average from .205 to .226.
Shortstop Jerry Hairston Jr. singled, doubled, walked, stole a base, scored three times and threw out a runner at the plate. Joey Votto reached base in all five plate appearances. He had two singles, walked three times, drove in a run and scored twice.
Mets 4, Braves 3
At Atlanta, Livan Hernandez earned his fourth win in 25 career starts against Atlanta as New York completed a rare series sweep at Turner Field.
The Mets won two games for their first sweep of any series in Atlanta since winning three games in 2007.
David Wright and Ramon Castro had run-scoring doubles in the third inning off Kenshin Kawakami (1-4), who lost his fourth straight start. Carlos Delgado had two hits, including a two-run single in the ninth.
Hernandez (2-1) gave up seven hits and one run in 6 1-3 innings. He improved to 4-15 in his career against the Braves with his first win against Atlanta since June 5, 2006, while with the Nationals.
Giants 6, Cubs 2
At Chicago, Tim Lincecum allowed four hits over seven innings and Bengie Molina hit a three-run homer to lead San Francisco over Chicago.
Lincecum (3-1) struck out seven and walked two in ending the Cubs' four-game winning streak.
Resting five regulars against Lincecum, the 2008 Cy Young winner, Cubs manager Lou Piniella went with a lineup featuring six players who were in the minors as recently as 2007.
The Giants broke it open with a three-run eighth featuring Aaron Rowand's two-run, bases-loaded double that ended an 0-for-20 slump.
Nationals 10, Astros 10, 11 innings, suspended
At Washington, the game was suspended by rain and will be resumed on July 9 in Houston with Washington as the home team.
They looked like the two last-place teams they are, botching basics.
First, Houston led 5-2, thanks in part to Washington catcher Wil Nieves' way-off-the-mark throw on a sacrifice bunt in the fifth. Then the Nationals went up 8-5, sending 12 men to the plate in the sixth, when they scored six runs on only two hits. They had help from five walks, a hit batter and an error.
Houston tied it at 8 with a three-run seventh, which included an error by shortstop Cristian Guzman, who dropped a throw on what should have been a groundout. In the eighth, Darin Erstad walked and scored on a wild pitch to put Houston ahead 9-8.
Guzman's two-run homer in the eighth gave Washington 10-9 but the Astros tied it in the ninth on Geoff Blum's sacrifice fly.


Updated : 2021-05-18 12:26 GMT+08:00