MLB: Milwaukee 9, Pittsburgh 7

Sept. 20, 2012 at 9:20 PM   |   Comments

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- An RBI single by Aramis Ramirez put Milwaukee in front during a four-run eighth inning Thursday and the Brewers went on to defeat Pittsburgh 9-7.

Milwaukee let a four-run lead get away, then overcame a three-run deficit to win its fifth straight and stay within 2 1/2 games of St. Louis for the second National League wild card berth.

Pittsburgh's third straight loss dropped the Pirates a game under .500 for the first time since May 29, when they were 24-25. Pittsburgh had a 62-46 record on Aug. 6 before falling into its late-season slump.

The Brewers trailed 7-4 heading into the eighth, but Norichika Aoki doubled home a run in that inning and then scored along with Jean Segura on a triple by Rickie Weeks.

Ramirez followed with a single to center that scored Weeks with the go-ahead run. Logan Schafer added a run-scoring base hit in the ninth.

Manny Parra (2-3) worked a scoreless seventh inning to get the win and John Axford came on in the ninth to earn his 31st save.

Chris Resop (1-4), the sixth of seven Pittsburgh pitchers, was charged with the loss.

Milwaukee has won 19 of its last 24 games to jump into playoff contention.

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