Final: Brewers 10, Pirates 7
This was just one of those really strange games. First off, it took forever (3 hours, 50 mins). Second, a lot of really good things happened for the Pirates. And third, a lot of really bad things happened for the Pirates. Unfortunately, the bad things out-weighed the good things.
Andrew McCutchen went 3 for 4 with a walk and his 19th home run of the year.
Neil Walker extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a three-run homer in the fourth inning.
Pedro Alvarez crushed a 440 ft home run in the fifth inning.
Drew Sutton was 2 for 5 with an RBI double.
Jared Hughes got a big strikeout to get out of a jam in the fifth inning to preserve a one-run lead.
James McDonald was all over the place, failing to get through five innings. He gave up eight hits and five walks while striking out only two in 4 2/3 innings.
Casey McGehee went 0 for 5 with four strikeouts, including the final out of the game.
Ryan Braun was 4 for 4 with a walk and two home runs.
Tony Watson, who for some reason was allowed to pitch over 30 pitches in the eighth inning of a tied game, gave up a two-out grand slam home run to Cody Ransom.