WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Brewers belted by Pirates 15-5
PITTSBURGH, Penn. (SportsNetwork.com) - Russell Martin drove in four runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates routed the Brewers 15-5 in the opener of a three-game set on Friday.
Martin, who hit a three-run double during an eight-run sixth inning, finished 3-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored. Jordy Mercer supplied three RBI, including a home run, for the Pirates, who have won four of their last five.
Brandon Cumpton (1-2) earned the win after allowing eight hits and three runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Khris Davis had two RBI for Milwaukee. Kyle Lohse (7-2), who entered the game with wins in his last seven decisions, was pounded for eight runs on nine hits across five-plus frames.
"It was just a bad night all around," Lohse said. "Everything just kind of went their way tonight."
Martin and Pedro Alvarez hit back-to-back singles to start this sixth inning and Jose Tabata's fly ball fell in shallow right, allowing Martin to score from third and chasing Lohse from the game.
Pittsburg 15, Milwaukee 5
Detroit 6, Boston 2
Houston 5, Minnesota 4
Chi. Cubs 5, Miami 3 (F/13)
LA Angels 8, Chi. White Sox 4
Wisconsin 12, Cedar Rapids 8
Peoria 1, Beloit 0
La Crosse 7, Kenosha 6
Madison 10, Green Bay 7
Wisconsin 4, Battle Creek 3
Mankato 4, Eau Claire 3
Lakeshore 2, Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 1
St. Cloud 7, Thunder Bay 1