Pirates rally with home runs to upset Brewers

BY foxsports • July 23, 2009

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.

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