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THE BREWERS POUND PITTSBURGH

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Matt Garza got through six shaky innings to win back-to-back starts for the first time since last July and Lyle Overbay hit a tiebreaking two-run single to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 9-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

 

Garza (4-4) allowed five walks and six hits while striking out one, yet limited the Pirates to three runs a day after they scored a season-high 15 against Milwaukee.

 

Overbay delivered his hit in a three-run fourth inning that put the Brewers ahead 4-2.

 

Davis and Jonathan Lucroy had two hits each for the NL Central-leading Brewers. Ryan Braun's two-run double in a four-run eighth inning extended Milwaukee's lead to 8-3.

 

Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez had two hits each for Pittsburgh.

 

Edinson Volquez (3-5) lost for the first time in four starts, giving up four runs and four hits in six innings.

THE BREWERS AND PIRATES WRAP THEIR SERIES IN PITTSBURGH  ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON.  CATCH BREWERS PREGAME AT NOON, YOVANNI GALLARDO TAKES THE HILL WITH FIRST PITCH AT 12:35 PM ON NEWS/TALK 130 AM WIBA AM

 

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