Marte helps Pirates down Brewers

Pittsburgh, PA ( – Starling Marte hit a two-run home run and
scored twice as the Pittsburgh Pirates grabbed a 6-3 win over the Milwaukee
Brewers in the opener of a three-game set.

Josh Harrison, Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez and Sean Rodriguez each drove
in a run for the Pirates, who snapped a two-game slide. Vance Worley (1-1)
went six innings and allowed two runs on six hits while walking four and
striking out six.

Gerardo Parra drove in two runs, Jean Segura brought in the other while Khris
Davis was 3-for-4 with a run scored for the Brewers, who have lost their last
three. Jimmy Nelson (1-1) allowed three runs on five hits in five innings on
the mound.

Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead in the second on a run-scoring groundout from
Parra that plated Adam Lind, who worked a leadoff walk and moved to
third on Davis’ one-out double.

Pittsburgh tied the game in the fourth when Francisco Cervelli was hit by a
pitch, moved to second on a passed ball, took third when Gregory Planco
singled and came home on a ground out by McCutchen.

The Pirates went on top in the fifth with a pair of runs. Marte hit a leadoff
single and stole second before coming home two batters later on a Rodriguez
single. Rodriguez stole second as Worley struck out and scored on a Harrison
single for a 3-1 lead.

Milwaukee got a two-out run in the sixth when Davis kept the inning alive with
a single and scored when Parra followed with a double to make it a 3-2 game.

Jared Hughes tossed a 1-2-3 seventh for Pittsburgh and Tony Watson turned the
same trick in the eighth.

The Pirates put the game out of reach in the eighth as Alvarez brought home
one with a single and Marte followed with a two-run home run for a 6-2

Segura’s RBI single in the ninth accounted for the final score.

Game Notes

The Pirates have not committed an error in 62 straight innings … The Pirates
activated catcher Chris Stewart off the 15-day disabled list on Friday, and
optioned catcher Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis … Milwaukee placred
outfielder Carlos Gomez on the 15-day disabled list on Friday and recalled
utilityman Jason Rogers from Triple-A Colorado Springs.