Pittsburgh looked to take their second straight sweep at Miller Park on Thursday night but dropped the series finale.
A first inning homerun off Pirates’ starter Ryan Vogelsong set Milwaukee up with two runs early. Scooter Gennett sent him homerun to left bringing home himself and Jonathan Villar.
The Brewers kept their 2-0 lead until the top of the fifth. Francisco Cervelli hit his first long ball of the season to give Pittsburgh their only run of the night. This cut the lead in half as the Bucs looked to make a comeback.
However, the Pirates could not get their bats going on Thursday night. Sean Rodriguez ended his ten game hitting streak. Andrew McCutchen went 2 for 4 on the night, but Pittsburgh got just one run off five hits.
Milwaukee’s Chris Carter hit his 37th homerun of 2016 off Trevor Williams putting the Brewers up 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh.
Ryan Vogelsong went four innings. He gave up just the two earned runs in the first and two hits while striking out seven.
Starling Marte returned to the starting lineup after being out for back spasms. He had one hit in one at bat, but he left the game in the top of the third due to back tightness.
The Pirates return home for their final homestand. The Nationals come into town first Friday night for a three-game series. Jameson Taillon will throw the first pitch at 7:05 P.M. ET at PNC Park.