PITTSBURGH, PA (WHBL) - Marco Estrada pitched seven solid innings Monday night, as the Milwaukee Brewers ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory at Pittsburgh. Estrada, who gave up 13 runs in his last two outings, surrendered just one run to the Pirates on three hits. He walked one and struck out five, while matching his longest start of the season. Estrada improved to 3-2. A-J Burnett took the loss, as he gave up more than two runs for the first time in six starts. The Brewers scored four off Burnett in seven innings. He struck out six, as the loss dropped him to 3-4. Milwaukee had six stolen bases, including three from Jean Segura and two from Norichika Aoki. Aoki also had a double and two singles on the night, and drove in three runs. His double down the right field line in the fifth inning scored Logan Schafer with the eventual game-winning run. Segura singled three times. The Pirates’ lone run came in the seventh on a groundout by Pedro Alvarez. The Brewers’ victory ended eight straight losses to National League Central opponents, and they extended their winning streak at P-N-C Park to five games. Pittsburgh ended a three-game winning string, and has now lost 30 of its last 38 games to Milwaukee. The two teams play again tonight. Right-hander Kyle Lohse faces Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke. Pregame coverage on WHBL begins at 5:30.
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