MLB: Milwaukee 6, Pittsburgh 0

Sept. 18, 2012 at 10:55 PM

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Yovani Gallardo fired 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball Tuesday and the Milwaukee Brewers continued their playoff push with a 6-0 whitewash of Pittsburgh.

Gallardo (16-8) retired 14 consecutive Pirate batters en route to his eighth straight winning decision, allowing only two hits. The right-hander overcame four walks and struck out six.

Norichika Aoki put the Brewers ahead for good with a first-inning RBI single and added a sacrifice fly in the eighth to cap the scoring for Milwaukee, which came into the contest trailing St. Louis by 2 1/2 games for a National League wild card spot.

Jean Segura added a pair of run-scoring singles and while Carlos Gomez and Jonathan Lucroy each supplied three hits as the Brewers took the opener of a three-game set.

Pittsburgh's A.J. Burnett (15-8) was tagged with the loss, surrendering two runs on seven hits over six full frames.

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