Pitcher Marco Estrada carried the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park on Friday.
The right-hander was perfect through 4 2/3 innings and held the Pirates scoreless through 6 2/3 innings before the bullpen took over in the eighth. Estrada logged just one run on four hits and struck out eight with no walks.
In the second inning, with runners at second and third, Alex Gonzalez stepped up to the plate for Milwaukee and lined a curveball to left-center for a two-run double. That was all the Crew needed, thanks to Estrada.
Game two of the three-game series against Pittsburgh starts this afternoon at 3:10.