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MLB: Pittsburgh 6, Milwaukee 4

May 1, 2013 at 4:57 PM   |   Comments

MILWAUKEE, May 1 (UPI) -- Starling Marte had a two-run home run in Pittsburgh's four-run eighth inning Wednesday and the Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-4.

The Brewers were up 4-2 going into the eighth and turned to reliever John Axford (0-3) but the Pirates had four of the six batters Axford faced reach base, including Marte on the home run.

Marte reached for a low pitch and drove it well over the wall in left-center field for a homer that tied the score 4-4. It was one of five home runs in the game.

After Jose Tabata singled Axford retired two batters but Brandon Inge had an RBI single and scored on a base hit by Pedro Alvarez for the 6-4 lead.

Bryan Morris (1-1) came in in the seventh and threw two pitches, getting a double play and the win. Jason Grilli allowed a ninth-inning hit but still finished off his major-league leading 11th save.

Ryan Braun singled in a run in the first for the Brewers but a home run by Alvarez tied the score the next inning. Carlos Gomez and Yuniesky Betancourt hit back-to-back home runs in the Brewers' fourth for a 3-1 lead.

Pittsburgh's Michael McKenry hit a home run in the seventh, which was countered by Jean Segura's RBI single in the bottom of the inning.

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