1:05 PM ET, April 19, 2007
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
• Summary: Milwaukee swept two from Pittsburgh and improved to 9-6 behind a four-RBI day from 24-year-old shortstop J.J. Hardy and a sound six-inning performance from Jeff Suppan.
• Turning point: The Brewers scored four runs in the first and effectively put the game away in the fourth, taking a 7-1 lead off Pirates starter Zach Duke.
• Hero: All kudos to Hardy, whose 0-for-11 slump is history. He had a two-run homer in the first and a two-run single in the fourth.
• Unsung hero: Leadoff hitter Rickie Weeks continues to set the table for Milwaukee. He had two hits, scored two runs and stole his third base of the season.
• Goat: Duke allowed all seven Brewer runs on 11 hits. Pittsburgh's ace-in-theory is 2-2 and his ERA ballooned to 9.00.
-- ESPN.com news services
Brewers 7, Pirates 5
Brewers reliever Carlos Villanueva hit Don Kelly in the foot with a pitch in the seventh. Kelly stayed in the game. ... Disgruntled Milwaukee pitcher Jose Capellan was expected to return to Triple-A Nashville on Thursday night after an unexcused absence. "When things start getting rough and tough, you can't just quit," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. ... Thursday's announced attendance was 17,386 -- just 296 more fans than the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels drew for the day game that was moved to Milwaukee a week ago. ... Milwaukee manager Ned Yost got his 300th major league victory.
Regular Season Series
|Milwaukee leads 10-6 (as of Thu 4/19)|
|Wed 4/18||@MIL 7, PIT 3||Recap|
|» Thu 4/19||@MIL 7, PIT 5||Box Score|
|Thu 5/3||PIT 4, @MIL 2||Recap|
|Fri 5/4||@MIL 10, PIT 0||Recap|
|Sat 5/5||@MIL 6, PIT 3||Recap|
|Sun 5/6||@MIL 6, PIT 4||Recap|
|Mon 7/2||MIL 10, @PIT 3||Recap|
|Tue 7/3||@PIT 6, MIL 2||Recap|
|Wed 7/4||@PIT 5, MIL 3||Recap|
|Thu 7/5||@PIT 6, MIL 3||Recap|
|Fri 8/31||@MIL 3, PIT 2||Recap|
|Sat 9/1||@MIL 12, PIT 3||Recap|
|Sun 9/2||@MIL 7, PIT 4||Recap|
|Mon 9/10||@PIT 9, MIL 0||Recap|
|Tue 9/11||MIL 6, @PIT 1||Recap|
|Wed 9/12||@PIT 7, MIL 4||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Pirates | Brewers|
|1st||J Hardy homered to left, R Weeks scored.||0||2|
|1st||C Hart doubled to left, B Hall scored, K Mench to third.||0||3|
|1st||D Miller hit sacrifice fly to center, K Mench scored, C Hart to third.||0||4|
|2nd||H Cota hit sacrifice fly to right, X Nady scored.||1||4|
|4th||R Weeks doubled to deep center, T Graffanino scored, J Suppan to third.||1||5|
|4th||J Hardy singled to center, J Suppan and R Weeks scored.||1||7|
|6th||X Nady homered to left, A LaRoche scored.||3||7|
|8th||X Nady singled to right, A LaRoche scored, J Bay to third.||4||7|
|8th||J Bautista singled to left, J Bay scored, X Nady to second.||5||7|
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|Stadium||Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI|
|Attendance||17,386 (41.5% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Mike Winters, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Bruce Froemming, Third Base - Brian Runge|