Led by a four-run 8th innning, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 6-4, on Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
The Pirates avoided a sweep at the hands of the Brewers with the victory.
The Brewers grabbed the early lead when Ryan Braun singled home Jean Segura in the first, then back-to-back homers from Carlos Gomez and Yuniesky Betancourt gave Milwaukee a 3-1 lead in the fourth.
Hiram Burgos had a solid day on the mound for the Brewers, going seven innings, allowing just two runs on four hits. He gave way to John Axford in the 8th inning, up 4-2.
Axford, however, allowed a two-run homer to Starling Marte which tied the game. Brandon Inge then gave Pittsburgh the lead with an RBI single.
Axford (0-3) took the loss, allowing four runs in 2/3 innings.
The Brewers (14-12) begin a four game weekend series with the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday night in Milwaukee.
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