The visiting Milwaukee Brewers rode three early homers Friday to their 10th straight win, 7-2 over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Willy Adames, Jace Peterson and Jackie Bradley Jr. each hit solo homers, Tyrone Taylor added a two-run triple and Keston Hiura an RBI single for the Brewers.
Milwaukee starter Adrian Houser (5-5) gave up one run and four hits in 6 2/3 innings, with two walks and five strikeouts.
Bryan Reynolds homered for the Pirates, who have lost five straight.
Pittsburgh starter J.T. Brubaker (4-8) pitched six innings, allowing five runs and six hits, with one walk and six strikeouts.
Milwaukee had three hits through the first two innings, all homers.
With two outs in the first, Adames hit his 13th dinger, to left-center, for a 1-0 Milwaukee lead.
Peterson hit a bomb for his third homer with one out in the second, a 450-footer to center that struck the batter’s eye. Two batters later, Bradley Jr.’s sixth homer bounced off the top of the wall in center to push it to 3-0.
Pittsburgh cut it to 3-1 in the bottom of the second. Ben Gamel doubled off the wall in center and moved to third on Kevin Newman’s sacrifice bunt. Gamel scored on Phillip Evans’ groundout.
A mistake, but not an error, by Brubaker helped the Brewers add to their lead in the sixth.
Christian Yelich opened with a single to left. Adames hit a grounder that likely would have resulted in a double play, but Brubaker reached out and deflected the ball out of reach for any fielder, and both runners were safe.
That set the table for Taylor, who tripled to right-center to bring in Yelich and Adames and boosted Milwaukee’s lead to 5-1.
With one out in the eighth, Reynolds homered to center, his 15th, to make it 5-2.
In the ninth, Hiura’s base hit to right drove in Taylor, who had walked, advanced to second on a groundout and stolen third. Bradley singled, and after a double steal, Hiura scored on Kyle Crick’s wild pitch to make it 7-2.
–Field Level Media