Pirates rally with home runs to upset Brewers
On the same day the Pittsburgh Pirates traded their leading home run hitter, they enjoyed their best power game all season. They hope it's not a coincidence.
Brandon Moss hit Pittsburgh's season-high fifth homer of the game leading off the ninth inning and the Pirates won a series against Milwaukee for the first time in nearly two years, rallying to beat the Brewers 8-7 on Wednesday.
The Brewers had won seven consecutive series against the Pirates - winning 17 games in a row along the way - before dropping two of three in Pittsburgh. The series started with an 8-5 Pirates victory Monday that ended the longest losing streak by one major league team against another in 39 years.
"They have a really good team, obviously, so it's nice to beat a good team like that," Moss said after the Pirates bounced back from a 2-0 loss Tuesday.