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Jungmann leads Brewers to sweep of Pirates

By Associated Press
September 3, 2015

MILWAUKEE—Taylor Jungmann pitched six strong innings and the Milwaukee Brewers swept Pittsburgh 5-3 Thursday night, beating the Pirates for the sixth straight time. 

The three losses at Miller Park dropped the Pirates 6½ games behind the NL Central-leading Cardinals. Pittsburgh opens a three-game series at St. Louis on Friday night. 

Domingo Santana homered for Milwaukee, which has outscored the Pirates 39-18 during its run. The fourth-place Brewers play four times at PNC Park next week. 

Jungmann (9-5) gave up one run and three hits. In three starts against the Pirates this season, he is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA in 20 innings. 

Jungmann struggled early, throwing 50 pitches in the first two innings. He walked a batter, hit another and threw a wild pitch in the second. 

Francisco Rodriguez closed for his 33rd save in 34 chances. 

Francisco Liriano (9-7) took the loss. He gave up an RBI double to Khris Davis in the fifth that gave Milwaukee a 2-1 lead. 

Milwaukee added two more runs in the sixth, the first on Hernan Perez’s triple. Elian Herrera followed with what initially was ruled a two-run homer, but was changed to a double after an umpire’s crew chief review. 

Jordy Mercer and Jung Ho Kang drove in runs in the seventh to cut the Brewers’ lead to 4-3. 

Santana hit a leadoff home run in the eighth.