The Pittsburgh Pirates ran the Brewers home losing streak to four yesterday in a 5-2 decision at Miller Park. Milwaukee starting pitcher Tyler Thornburg delivered a six inning outing allowing just two runs on six hits.
The support behind him was lacking however on Labor Day. Neil Walker's three-run home run in the seventh inning off Brewers reliever Alfredo Figaro vaulted Pittsburgh to victory.
The Pirates need just one more win to snap a streak of 20 consecutive sub-.500 seasons, the longest losing streak for a franchise in North American professional sports history.
The two teams meet again tonight at 7:10 for game two of this three game
series. The Brewers have only 12 home games remaining this season.