Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Aramis Ramirez ripped a go-ahead RBI single
to cap a four-run eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-
game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 9-7 victory Thursday at PNC Park.
After scoring a run earlier in eighth, Rickie Weeks greeted Chris Resop (1-4)
with a two-run triple into the left-center field gap to tie the game at seven.
After Ryan Braun was intentionally walked, Ramirez laced a single back
up the middle to score Weeks for an 8-7 lead. Pinch-hitter Logan Schafer added
an RBI single in the ninth to account for the final margin.
Manny Parra (2-3) earned the victory after tossing a scoreless seventh and
John Axford worked around a one-out error in the ninth to nail down his 31st
save of the season and Milwaukee's seventh straight victory over the Pirates.
The Brewers remain 2 1/2 games back of St. Louis for the final NL wild card
spot after the Cardinals downed Houston on Thursday. Pittsburgh now sits 5 1/5
games back of the second wild card slot in the NL.
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