The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-4 last night as the Pirates starting pitching continues to falter. It was the Pirates third loss in a row. Pirate starter Jeff Locke failed to complete four innings, allowing five earned runs on nine hits. His record fell to 7-9 this season. His career record in September has fallen to 2-13. Aramis Ramirez drove in all four Pirate runs with a home run and double. The Pirates will try to avoid a Brewers sweep tonight beginning at 7:20pm. Francisco Liriano will start for the Pirates.
The St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Washington Nationals 4-3 last night, so the Bucs remain six games back. In the Cardinals game, former Pirate Brandon Moss hit the longest home run by a left-handed batter in the history of Busch Stadium. The solo shot travelled 454 feet of Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer.
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