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Brewers Vs. Pirates: Bucs Split Doubleheader

The Pirates finally beat the Brewers, taking one of two games on Monday.

PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 22:  Ryan Doumit #41 of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits an RBI single against the Milwaukee Brewers in the 7th inning during the game on August 2, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 22: Ryan Doumit #41 of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits an RBI single against the Milwaukee Brewers in the 7th inning during the game on August 2, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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The Pirates split a doubleheader against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. The Brewers won the first game 8-1, scoring six runs in the late innings against relievers Tony Watson and Joe Beimel. Chris Narveson pitched five shutout innings for the Brewers, and Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer. Jeff Karstens took the loss despite pitching seven strong innings for the Bucs.

The Bucs took the second game 9-2 thanks to a seven-run seventh inning that really got going only after the Pirates failed to lay down two sacrifice bunts. Matt Diaz failed to get one with no outs and a man on first, only to reach base himself on a hit by pitched. Then Josh Harrison couldn't get a bunt down, but he ended up doubling in a run. Six more runs followed. Brad Lincoln, who was making a spot start, pitched a quality start for the Pirates. Zack Greinke took the loss.

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