Final
  for this game

Pirates aim for third straight road win

Apr 18, 2007 - 1:58 PM Pittsburgh (6-6) at Milwaukee (7-6) 8:05 pm EDT

MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates were the National League's worst road team in 2006. This season has been a different story.

The Pirates go for their third straight road win when they visit the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday night at Miller Park.

Pittsburgh finished last season with a 24-57 mark away from home en route to a 67-95 overall record.

The Pirates opened this season with a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park and just completed a two-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday to improve their road record to 6-2.

Paul Maholm (0-1, 5.40 ERA) will start the series opener against Milwaukee. The 24-year-old lefthander allowed two runs in five innings last Wednesday against the Cardinals, but did not factor in the decision.

The Brewers will counter with Claudio Vargas (0-0, 5.14). The Dominican righthander came over in the offseason as part of a trade that sent Doug Davis to Arizona. Vargas allowed two runs - one earned - in five innings in his last start on April 10, but did not factor in the decision.

Milwaukee is coming off an 11-5 loss Tuesday night to the Cincinnati Reds.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 7 1
    MILWAUKEE 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 x 7 15 3 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PIT - PAUL MAHOLM, JUAN PEREZ (7TH), JONAH BAYLISS (7TH), JOHN
    WASDIN (8TH), DAMASO MARTE (8TH) AND RONNY PAULINO
    MIL - CLAUDIO VARGAS, MATT WISE (7TH), DERRICK TUR

    Apr 18 10:51 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TONY GRAFFANINO SCORED COREY HART.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T GRAFFANINO ON FIRST, T GWYNN JR ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3
    MILWAUKEE 7 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P FIELDER (.302, 1-FOR-1)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 18 10:44 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    BUNT SINGLE BY TONY GWYNN JR SCORED BILL HALL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T GWYNN JR ON FIRST, C HART ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3
    MILWAUKEE 6 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: T GRAFFANINO (.185, 0-FOR-3)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 18 10:41 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: J Bayliss relieved J Perez.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, P FIELDER ON FIRST, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3
    MILWAUKEE 5 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: R Weeks (.259, 1-FOR-3)

    Apr 18 10:12 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - PITCHING CHANGE
    PIT: JONAH BAYLISS (1-0, 0.00) IN THE 7TH
    SITUATION: NO RUNS IN, P FIELDER ON FIRST, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3, MILWAUKEE 5
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: R WEEKS (.259, 1-FOR-3)

    Apr 18 10:12 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: J Perez relieved P Maholm.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3
    MILWAUKEE 5 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P Fielder (.288, 1 HR, 7 RBI)

    Apr 18 10:09 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - PITCHING CHANGE
    PIT: JUAN PEREZ (0-0, 0.00) STARTING THE 7TH
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3, MILWAUKEE 5
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P FIELDER (.288, 1 HR, 7 RBI)

    Apr 18 10:09 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 6 1
    MILWAUKEE 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 10 3 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PIT - PAUL MAHOLM (OUT)
    MIL - MATT WISE

    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P FIELDER (.288, 1 HR, 7 RBI)
    R WEEKS (.259, 1-FOR-3)
    J HARDY (.236, 0-FOR-3)

    Apr 18 10:07 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY CHRIS DUFFY SCORED JOSE BAUTISTA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3
    MILWAUKEE 5 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J WILSON (.283, 0-FOR-3)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 18 10:05 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DAMIAN MILLER SCORED JOHNNY ESTRADA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, D MILLER ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2
    MILWAUKEE 5 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: T GRAFFANINO (.192, 0-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 18 9:56 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BILL HALL SCORED KEVIN MENCH.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B HALL ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2
    MILWAUKEE 4 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: J ESTRADA (.265, 0-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 18 9:51 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY BILL HALL ALLOWED CHRIS DUFFY TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2
    MILWAUKEE 3 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J WILSON (.288, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 18 9:28 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY BILL HALL ALLOWED CHRIS DUFFY TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2
    MILWAUKEE 3 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J WILSON (.288, 0-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 18 9:28 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 1 0 0 1 3 1
    MILWAUKEE 3 0 0 0 3 6 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PIT - PAUL MAHOLM
    MIL - CLAUDIO VARGAS

    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: P MAHOLM (.000, 0-FOR-1)
    C DUFFY (.250, 1-FOR-2)
    J WILSON (.288, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 18 9:18 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 1 1 1 0
    MILWAUKEE 3 3 4 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PIT - PAUL MAHOLM
    MIL - CLAUDIO VARGAS

    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: T GRAFFANINO (.208, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    C VARGAS (.500, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    R WEEKS (.269, 1-FOR-1

    Apr 18 8:33 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JASON BAY (3) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF CLAUDIO VARGAS.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1, MILWAUKEE 3
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: X NADY (.267, 2 HR, 7 RBI)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 18 8:30 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY BILL HALL (3) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 1ST OFF PAUL MAHOLM SCORED KEVIN MENCH.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0, MILWAUKEE 3
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: J ESTRADA (.277, 0 HR, 4 RBI)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 18 8:20 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEVIN MENCH SCORED RICKIE WEEKS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K MENCH ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    MILWAUKEE 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: B HALL (.233, 2 HR, 6 RBI)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 18 8:18 PM