MILWAUKEE (AP) – Junior Guerra limited Pittsburgh to four hits over 8 2/3 strong innings, Chris Carter hit a two-run home run and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pirates 3-1 on Friday night.
The Pirates managed Andrew McCutchen’s RBI groundout off Guerra (7-2), who departed with two on and two outs in the ninth. Jeremy Jeffress got Jung Ho Kang to ground out to third base on one pitch to record his 25th save in 26 chances.
Guerra’s scoreless streak was snapped at 20 innings. He struck out five and walked one. During one stretch, the 31-year-old rookie retired 12 straight Pirates.
Making just his second major league start, Pirates rookie Steven Brault (0-1) gave up three runs and seven hits over six innings.
Carter’s two-run home run in the first inning was his 23rd of the season and his first since July 8.
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