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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