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MLB: Pittsburgh 6, Milwaukee 5

June 3, 2012 at 5:51 PM   |   Comments

MILWAUKEE, June 3 (UPI) -- Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones clouted back-to-back homers in the fifth inning Sunday, carrying the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 win over Milwaukee.

The Pirates were trailing 2-1 in the fifth when McCutchen's two-run shot vaulted the Bucs into the lead to stay, and Jones followed with a solo shot off Brewers starter Michael Fiers (1-1).

Rod Barajas and Clint Barmes later added solo homers for Pittsburgh, which took the rubber match of a three-game series at Miller Park.

James McDonald (5-2) earned the victory by allowing only one earned run on four hits over six innings. The right-hander surrendered one walk and struck out eight in the win.

Fiers, making his second major league start, gave up four runs on eight hits in a five-inning effort. The rookie right-hander also fanned eight in the loss.

Nyjer Morgan, Brooks Conrad and Martin Maldonado each smacked a bases-empty homer for Milwaukee.

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