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Pirates rally past Brewers

Gregory Polanco had a tiebreaking three-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Pirates to a 9-6 victory over the Brewers Saturday night.

Josh Harrison and the Pittsburgh batters were dialed in offensively with 12 hits, four walks and nine runs.

In five at-bats, Josh Harrison had three hits, two runs scored and two RBI. He added two steals.

Jameson Taillon (3-3, 3.39 ERA) did not fare so well against Milwaukee’s batters. Taillon lasted three innings giving up five runs on seven hits and two walks.

Relieving Taillon in the fourth inning was Jeff Locke (9-7, 5.37 ERA), who pitched two innings and allowed one run while the Pirates batters took the lead.

Andrew McCutchen added two hits with a run and RBI.

Neftali Feliz (2 saves, 2.92 ERA) pitched the ninth inning for the Pirates. Feliz allowed a hit and a walk. With two men on base and two outs in the inning, Feliz managed to get Ryan Braun to ground out to end the game.    

The Pirates will play the Brewers Sunday in their final game in this four-game series. Pittsburgh has won the first three games in the series against the Brewers. Ivan Nova (10-6, 4.55 ERA) is projected to start for the Buccos opposite of Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson (7-10, 4.99 ERA). Projected start time is set for 2:10 p.m.

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