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Pirates look to hand Brewers second straight loss

May 4, 2007 - 1:01 PM Pittsburgh (13-14) at Milwaukee (18-10) 8:05 pm EDT

MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates will try to hand the Milwaukee Brewers their second straight loss on Friday.

Milwaukee has not dropped two games in a row since April 6-7 against the Chicago Cubs. The first-place Brewers own a 4 1/2-game lead in the National League Central.

The Brewers bats were stymied by Pirates lefthander Tom Gorzelanny last Thursday, dropping a 4-2 decision.

Pittsburgh will start Paul Maholm (1-3, 5.28). The 24-year-old lefthander followed up an April 24 shutout of Houston with a poor performance last Sunday against Cincinnati, yielding six runs and seven hits in four innings.

The Brewers will counter with Claudio Vargas (2-0, 3.68). The righthander picked up a win at Houston last Sunday, tossing five scoreless innings.

If Milwaukee hopes to avoid a second straight defeat, Vargas will have to figure out a way to stop Pirates slugger Jason Bay, who is 5-for-9 with two homers in his career against Vargas.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
    MILWAUKEE 1 0 1 1 1 3 3 0 x 10 15 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PIT - PAUL MAHOLM, MARTY MCLEARY (4TH), JONAH BAYLISS (7TH), JOHN
    GRABOW (7TH) AND RONNY PAULINO
    MIL - CLAUDIO VARGAS, MATT WISE (7TH), DERRICK TURNBOW
    (8TH), FRAN

    May 4 11:09 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY J.J. HARDY SCORED GABE GROSS AND RICKIE WEEKS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J HARDY ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    MILWAUKEE 10 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P FIELDER (.274, 1-FOR-3, BB, HR, 4 RBI)

    Pirates vs. BrewersMay 4 10:43 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RICKIE WEEKS SCORED COREY HART.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R WEEKS ON SECOND, G GROSS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    MILWAUKEE 8 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: J HARDY (.322, 3-FOR-4, HR, RBI)

    Pirates vs. BrewersMay 4 10:39 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY PRINCE FIELDER (7) TO RIGHT CENTER
    WITH 1 OUT IN THE 6TH OFF MARTY MCLEARY SCORED RICKIE WEEKS AND J.J.
    HARDY.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0, MILWAUKEE 7
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: B HALL (.257, 1-FOR-3)

    Pirates vs. BrewersMay 4 10:13 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOHNNY ESTRADA (2) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF MARTY MCLEARY.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0, MILWAUKEE 4
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: K MENCH (.308, 0-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. BrewersMay 4 9:49 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO PRINCE FIELDER SCORED COREY HART.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P FIELDER ON FIRST, R WEEKS ON SECOND, T
    GRAFFANINO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    MILWAUKEE 3 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: B HALL (.260, 1-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. BrewersMay 4 9:32 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY J.J. HARDY (7) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 3RD OFF PAUL MAHOLM.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0, MILWAUKEE 2
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P FIELDER (.270, 0-FOR-1)

    Pirates vs. BrewersMay 4 8:57 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOHNNY ESTRADA SCORED RICKIE WEEKS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J ESTRADA ON FIRST, B HALL ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    MILWAUKEE 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: K MENCH (.316, 2 HR, 12 RBI)

    Pirates vs. BrewersMay 4 8:26 PM