Gallardo fans 14 as Brewers beat Pirates
Milwaukee takes first crucial post-All Star series
MILWAUKEE — Yovani Gallardo struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings and the Milwaukee Brewers used a four-run sixth to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Sunday.
Gallardo (8-6) gave up four hits, including Andrew McCutchen’s homer in the fourth.
Gallardo struck out two in every inning except the sixth and the side in the seventh.
A.J. Burnett’s nine-game winning streak ended.
McCutchen, who had three of the Pirates’ five hits, hit his 21st homer and fifth in the past four games. He also had two singles. He is batting .560 (28 for 50) with seven homers, 19 runs scored, and 16 RBIs in the past 12 games and leads the majors with a .371 average.