MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers belted a season-high five homers Monday night, as they crushed Pittsburgh 10-4 at Miller Park. Jean Segura fell a double short of the cycle, as he joined Carlos Gomez, Yovani Gallardo, Yuniesky Betancourt, and Norichika Aoki in the Brewers’ home run parade. Segura, Gomez, and Martin Maldonado also tripled – the first game since 1996 in which the Brewers hit a trio of three-baggers. Segura has the National League’s second-highest batting average at 364. The Pirates struck first on an R-B-I ground-out by Andrew McCutchen. Milwaukee scored five in the bottom of the first inning, and never looked back. Gallardo went a season-high seven frames, giving up a pair of runs – one earned – on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts. He’s now 3-1 on the year, and 10-1 lifetime against Pittsburgh. Gallardo struggled early, but then retired 13 straight. Wandy Rodriguez took the loss, giving up seven runs in three-and-two-thirds innings. . Miller Park continues to be a house of horrors for Pittsburgh, as the Brewers improved to 45-7 over the Pirates at home since 2007. Pittsburgh continues to lead the National League Central at 15-11, a half-game over Saint Louis and Cincinnati. Fourth-place Milwaukee moved to within just one game of the lead – and the Crew can tie the Pirates with a victory tonight. Brewers’ right-hander Marco Estrada will face righty James McDonald. Coverage on WHBL begins at 6:35.
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