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MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers won their eighth straight home game, 12-8, over the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night at Miller Park. Yuniesky Betancourt broke an 8-8 tie with a solo home run in the seventh inning, which turned out to be the game-winner. Rickie Weeks broke out of a month-long slump by going 3 for 5, with a three-run homer and five R-B-I’s. Weeks fell a triple short of the cycle, as he raised his season batting average from .167 to .191.  Jean Segura also homered for Milwaukee, which won its ninth straight over the Pirates.  Andrew McCutchen hit one of four Pittsburgh homers while going for 4 for 5.  Sterling Marte, Russell Martin, and Gaby Sanchez also went yard on a warm 81-degree night in which the Miller Park roof was open for the first time this season.  Marte’s three-run shot was originally ruled a double, but was overturned after a replay review. Tom Gorzelanny won his first decision of the year with a scoreless seventh.  Bryan Morris took the loss in relief.  Milwaukee jumped from fourth place to second in the National League Central at 14-11.  Pittsburgh fell out of the division lead, and is now third at 15-12.  Saint Louis is the new leader. The Brewers will go for a sweep of the Pirate series this afternoon. Right-hander Hiram Burgos will start for the Crew against right-hander Jeanmar Gomez.  Pregame on WHBL gets underway this morning at 11:35.

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