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.
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.
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
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
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.