Five-run third propels Brewers
Ramirez, Davis and Bianchi each drive in two
The Milwaukee Brewers exploded for five runs in the third inning to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park in Milwaukee Wednesday night, 9-3.
The win stopped a five-game losing streak for the Brewers.
Pittsburgh took a 1-0 lead in the second on Jordy Mercer's RBI single, but Khris Davis hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning to put the Brewers in front 2-1.
Marlon Byrd's run scoring single tied the game at 2 in the third, then Milwaukee pounded Pirates starter Francisco Liriano.
Jonathan Lucroy started the scoring with a ground rule double to score Norichika Aoki. Then, Aramis Ramirez had a two-run double, Jeff Bianchi drove in a run with a groundout and Yunieski Betancourt scored on a wild pitch to make it 7-2 Brewers.
Milwaukee scored two more runs in the seventh as Bianchi had a sacrifice fly and Martin Maldonado drove in the final run with a single.
Wily Peralta (9-14) got the win allowing three runs in six innings.
Liriano (15-7) gave up seven runs in three innings to take the loss.
The Brewers have Thursday off, then open a series against the Cubs Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
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