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Carlos Gomez hit a leadoff homer and Lucroy drove in the tiebreaking run with an eighth inning single.
Gomez home run was the lone extra base hit for the Brewers. Doubles by McCutchen and Travis Ishikawa accounted for the Pirates only extra base hits.
McCutchen to pop out and applying the tag on a runner cut down at home in the eighth, as Milwaukee ran its winning streak to eight with a 3 2 victory against Pittsburgh on Saturday night.
NOTES: McCutchen was back in the lineup after being lifted in the eighth inning of Friday night game with a sore ankle. Gomez received his 2013 Gold Glove before the game. He was the first Brewers player to win a Gold Glove since shortstop Robin Yount in 1982. It was Gomez second leadoff homer of the season. Milwaukee RHP Kyle Nike Vapormax Plus Black And Clear
Lucroy singled to right in the eighth to drive in Ryan Braun, who slid in ahead of the throw to the plate.
focus was just to get my glove out in front of the plate. I actually really didn know where I was positioned on the plate, Henderson said.
Gomez got Milwaukee started with a 432 foot drive to center field off Edinson Volquez, and Khris Davis scored on a wild pitch to make it 2 0 in the second.
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Pittsburgh tied it in the third on Starling Marte groundout and Travis Snider single, snapping Yovani Gallardo scoreless streak to start the season at 14 2 3 innings. Gallardo struck out Pedro Alvarez to end the Nike Vapormax X Air Max Plus inning with two runners in scoring position. The right hander then held the Pirates scoreless over the next three innings, striking out the side in the fifth.
Volquez, making his second start of the season along with one relief appearance, gave up two runs and four hits in 6 1 3 innings. He struck out four and walked two.
With runners on first and third and one out, McCutchen hit a towering popup behind home plate. Lucroy made the catch and Travis Snider attempted to tag up from first, but Lucroy alertly threw to shortstop Jean Segura covering the bag. As Snider retreated toward first, Starling Marte broke for home but was tagged out by Henderson (1 0) covering the plate to end the inning.
and made the big play.
a play that we have in place that we work on all spring that won us a ball game last year. We tag at first, draw the throw to second and then send the runner from third. Marte breaks on the throw, they had to make a baseball play. We tried to steal a run, Hurdle said.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Snider breaking from first base planned.
The Brewers broke through in the eighth. One out singles by Braun and Aramis Ramirez off reliever Mark Melancon (0 1) put runners on first and second for Lucroy.
was a really weird play but it got to be the top play. It was awesome, Lucroy said.
Francisco Rodriguez got his fourth save in four attempts.
Gallardo went six innings, giving up two runs and six hits. He struck out six and walked one. He is 11 4 in his career against the Pirates.
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Lucroy said he broke to cover the plate but backed off when he saw Henderson was already there.
The Pirates threatened in the sixth when Andrew McCutchen doubled with one out and moved to third on a groundout. Gallardo struck out Russell Martin looking to end the inning.
glad I covered home in the first place. Some pitchers just hang out by the mound. making the tag and recording an extremely rare 2 6 1 double play, Henderson spiked the ball to the ground as he left the field.
The Brewers (9 2) put runners on second and third with one out in the seventh against Volquez. Tony Watson retired the next two batters to keep the score tied.
Henderson pitched a scoreless inning of relief, getting a Andrew Nike Vapormax Flyknit Black
was in the moment and McCutchen is always a tough out for me, Henderson said.
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