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Brewers blank Pirates

Jun 9, 2015 - 4:54 AM Pittsburgh, PA ( - Jimmy Nelson tossed six scoreless innings and the Milwaukee Brewers blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on a rainy Monday night at PNC Park.

Nelson (3-6) struck out seven for the Brewers, who won for the third time in four games.

"(Nelson) gave us six great innings. He was locked in from the start," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "He made pitches in jams and got better in those situations."

The game was delayed twice for a total of two hours and 13 minutes.

A.J. Burnett (6-2) fell to 0-4 in his last five starts against Milwaukee, though he pitched well in defeat. The veteran yielded just a run on five hits with six strikeouts over seven innings of work.

"He pitched very, very effectively," Clint Hurdle said of his starter. "He gave us everything he had."

Burnett only allowed one baserunner over the first four innings, but Milwaukee got to him in the fifth after a 27-minute rain delay.

Aramis Ramirez singled and Gerardo Parra moved him to third with a two-bagger to right. Jean Segura broke the scoreless draw, plating Ramirez with a grounder to shortstop. Burnett walked Luis Sardinas, then stranded two runners to keep it a 1-0 game.

After the second delay rain delay lasted nearly two hours and ended Burnett's outing, Milwaukee pushed across its second run in the eighth.

Carlos Gomez and Jonathan Lucroy singled, and both runners advanced on Antonio Bastardo's wild pitch. Ryan Braun followed with a softly hit RBI single that snuck through the hole on the right side of the infield.

Jonathan Broxton and Jeremy Jeffress each pitched a scoreless inning of relief and Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 11th save.

Game Notes

Pittsburgh is 5-2 in the season series ... Despite the win, the Brewers hit just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Pittsburgh finished 0-for-10 and left nine men on base ... Neil Walker had three of Pittsburgh's five hits, and Francisco Cervelli reached base three times on a hit and two walks.