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Pirates 11, Brewers 2

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PITTSBURGH, PA (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers lost their first road game of the season Thursday night, 11-2 at Pittsburgh.  The Pirates did all their damage after Yovani Gallardo left, when they chopped up the Milwaukee bullpen to break a 2-2 tie and go in front for good.  Gallardo struck out six in six innings.  In the seventh, Rob Wooten gave up a two-run homer to pinch-hitter Josh Harrison.  Pedro Alvarez belted a three-run blast that highlighted a six-run eighth inning for Pittsburgh.  Wooten took the loss for his first decision of the year.  Pirates' starter Edinson Volquez got the win, giving up two runs on eight hits and a walk in seven innings.  He's 1-0.  Andrew McCutcheon gave Pittsburgh an early lead with a two-run homer off Gallardo.  The Brewers scored both their runs in the first three frames, on R-B-I singles from Aramis Ramirez and Jonathan Lucroy.  Milwaukee went 2 for 7 with runners in scoring position, while the Pirates were 4 for 10 in that department.  Milwaukee fell just short of tying a team-record for the best road start, which was 7-0 in 1987.  The Brewers have now lost three of their last four.  Pittsburgh's win was only the second in its last six.  The two teams will play each other again Friday at P-N-C Park.  Brewers' right-hander Kyle Lohse will face right-hander Charlie Morton.  Pregame coverage on WHBL begins at 5:30.

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