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Brewers drop Bucs, 7-0

The Pirates stranded 10 runners on base as they lost the rubber match against the Milwaukee Brewers 7-0 on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park. Erik Bedard was shelled in his start, giving up six runs over just four plus innings of work.

The Pirates got runners on base but couldn’t capitalize on Sunday afternoon. The Brewers hammered Bucs’ starter Erik Bedard for six runs and ended up defeating the Bucs 7-0 in the rubber match of a three game series at PNC Park this weekend.

“We weren’t able to capitalize in two out situations,” said manager Clint Hurdle after the game. “We had our chances today. We had chances to score runs.”

Errors plagued the Brewers infield and allowed the Pirates on base, but the Bucs could get nothing going. The Brewers, however, unloaded on Bedard in the middle innings to put the Pirates away quickly.

Corey Hart and Jonathan Lucroy opened up the top of the fourth with two singles, and Carlos Gomez belted a three-run homer to deep left in the very next at bat to bring everyone home, putting the Brewers up 3-0.

The Brewers chased Bedard from the game in the next inning. Brewers’ starting pitcher Mark Rogers led off the inning with a double to center. Rickie Weeks singled to bring him in. Aramis Ramirez homered two batters later to bring in Weeks and put the Brewers up 6-0.

The Brewers tacked on another in the sixth. After a leadoff triple by Jean Segura and a walk to pinch-hitter Travis Ishikawa, Nori Aoki hit a deep sacrifice fly to center field to bring in Segura, putting the final score at 7-0.

The Brewers shut down the Pirates offense in the later innings, sealing an easy victory for Milwaukee.

“We’ve got to play better to win,” added Hurdle. “Nobody knows that better than them [the players].”

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