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MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Milwaukee 0

Aug. 25, 2012 at 11:10 PM

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Jeff Karstens threw seven scoreless innings and Michael McKenry triggered a big fifth inning with an RBI double Saturday in Pittsburgh's 4-0 win over Milwaukee.

Karstens (5-3) allowed seven hits, didn't issue a walk and struck out four before being removed from the game with discomfort in his right groin.

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Tony Watson, Jason Grilli and Joel Hanrahan finished up the whitewash for the Pirates, who snapped a four-game losing streak and evened their three-game series.

Pittsburgh scored four unearned runs in the fifth when Carlos Gomez dropped Neil Walker's routine fly ball to lead off the frame and McKenry smacked a one-out double to left-center.

The next three batters -- Karstens, Jose Tabata and Travis Snider -- each delivered run-scoring hits to ice the victory.

Brewers starter Shaun Marcum (5-4) yielded the four unearned tallies, allowing five hits and one walk while fanning five.

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