Final

Series: Game 1 of 4

Milwaukee leads 1-0 (as of 7/7)

Game 1: Monday, July 7
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Game 2: Tuesday, July 8
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Game 3: Wednesday, July 9
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Game 4: Thursday, July 10
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Pirates 2

(38-47, 19-21 away)

Brewers 9

(36-51, 17-29 home)

8:05 PM ET, July 7, 2003

Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

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W: W. Franklin (5-5)

L: K. Wells (2-4)

Milwaukee 9, Pittsburgh 2

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wayne Franklin took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and Milwaukee pitchers allowed only four hits overall as the Brewers beat Pittsburgh 9-2 Monday night to snap the Pirates' four-game winning streak.

Franklin (5-5) didn't give up a hit until Jeff Reboulet tripled to center field to open the sixth. Franklin was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the inning after yielding one run on two hits and three walks. He struck out five.

The Brewers are 10-1 in Franklin's last 11 starts. Franklin is 4-1 with six no decisions and a 3.26 ERA since May 16.

Kip Wells' winless streak stretched to six starts for the Pirates. Wells (2-4), who hasn't won since May 31, allowed seven runs -- six earned -- on seven hits in 5 2-3 innings.

The Brewers' defense also helped Franklin, turning three double plays in the first five innings. Only four of the 16 Pittsburgh batters in the first five innings got the ball out of the infield.

Luis Vizcaino, Leo Estrella and Shane Nance pitched the final three innings for Milwaukee.

Milwaukee led 3-1 when Franklin was replaced after throwing only 85 pitches. The move by manager Ned Yost worked as Milwaukee scored four runs with two outs in the sixth to open a 7-1 lead.

With two outs, pinch-hitter Keith Ginter was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Eric Young followed with a single to right, scoring Wes Helms and Royce Clayton for a 5-1 lead.

Two pitches later, Wells threw a wild pitch that bounced into the stands. That allowed Ginter to score and Young to move to second. Brady Clark's RBI single made it 7-1.

Milwaukee increased its lead to 9-1 in the seventh on an run-scoring fielder's choice by Keith Osik and a sacrifice fly by Royce Clayton.

The Brewers took a 2-0 lead in the first. Scott Podsednik singled and scored from first on Geoff Jenkins' double to the center-field wall. Podsednik was called safe by umpire Bruce Froemming despite a hard collision with catcher Jason Kendall.

Jenkins moved to third on the throw home and scored on Richie Sexson's groundout for a 2-0 Milwaukee lead. Podsednik sustained a cut under his right eye and left the game after the inning. He was replaced by Clark and is day-to-day.

The Brewers scored an unearned run in the fifth when Osik reached on shortstop Jack Wilson's error, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Clark.

Kendall's two-out single scored Reboulet as Pittsburgh made it 3-1 in the sixth. Kendall scored in the ninth on Aramis Ramirez's RBI single.

Game notes


Six stitches were needed to close the cut under Podsednik's eye. ... The Brewers are 23-23 since May 16. They were 13-28 to start the season. ... Kendall, hit by a pitch in the first inning, has been struck 14 times this season -- second most in the NL. The Pirates have been hit by pitches a major league high 49 times. ... Pittsburgh recalled 1B Randall Simon from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville. Simon has been on the DL since June 21 because of a torn ligament in his left hand. He pinch-hit in the eighth and flied out. The team optioned C Humberto Cota to Nashville. ... Kendall extended his hitting streak to 12 games.

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