MILWAUKEE, April 17 (UPI) -- Adrian Brown broke a deadlock with a solo home run in the fifth inning and Dave Williams aided his solid start with a two-out, two-run single as the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their road winning streak
to seven games with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday.
The Pirates won seven consecutive contests away from home for the first time since Sept.6-13, 1987.
Brown hit his first home run of the season, depositing a 1-0 pitch off Mike Buddie (0-1) just over the right field wall.
Williams (2-1) yielded two runs -- one earned -- and two hits in five innings, striking out one and walking three.
Pittsburgh's Aramis Ramirez and Milwaukee's Ben Sheets were ejected in the top of the third by home plate umpire Ted Barrett for their participation in a benches-clearing brawl. Sheets hit Ramirez with a pitch after Brewers left fielder Geoff Jenkins was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the second.