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MLB: Milwaukee 9, Pittsburgh 3

Sept. 1, 2012 at 1:02 AM

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Corey Hart and Aramis Ramirez both hit two-run homers Friday and Milwaukee took advantage of Pittsburgh's pitching problems to down the Pirates 9-3.

The Pirates had to turn to their bull pen in the first inning when starter Jeff Karstens suffered a hip strain.

Karstens (5-4) retired only one batter while giving up four runs on five hits -- including Hart's two-run blast. Milwaukee eventually pounded out 15 hits against five Pittsburgh pitchers.

The Brewers broke things open with a four-run eighth that included the two-run homer by Ramirez.

Mark Rogers (3-1) lasted 5 1/3 innings to get the win. In his seventh start of the season, Rogers allowed a run on five hits with five strikeouts.

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