Ramirez, Hart lead Brewers over Pirates

Final of 9-3
Ramirez, Hart lead Brewers over Pirates

If it was the last start of the season for Milwaukee rookie Mark Rogers the right-hander went out on a strong note.

Corey Hart and Aramis Ramirez both went 3 for 4 with a homer, and Pittsburgh starter Jeff Karstens left for the second consecutive time with an injury as the Brewers beat the Pirates 9-3 on Friday night.

Rogers (3-1) gave up one run in 5 1-3 innings to win his third consecutive start in what could be his last outing of the year.

“I feel great about the season,” he said. “I feel like I’ve come a long way this year. I’ve battled my way back from injuries before so it’s pretty gratifying to be here right now and be a part of this ballclub.”

Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said on the team’s television broadcast that Rogers would be shut down, but manager Ron Roenicke refused to confirm it after the game, saying he had not talked to Rogers.