Pirates Rout Brewers, 6-1
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MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Adrian Brown drove in three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 Monday night before the smallest crowd ever at Miller Park.
The game drew 14,090 to the retractable-roof stadium, which opened last year. The previous low was 23,311 on April 7 for the Brewers’ previous home game, the finale of a three-game series against Arizona.
Milwaukee dropped to 3-10 for the first time since 1972.
Kip Wells (2-1), who lowered his ERA from 11.37 to 6.94, allowed one run and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings.
Glendon Rusch (1-1) gave up three runs and eight hits in seven innings, and struck out five. Rusch, who had six career RBI in 82 at-bats entering the season, has four in eight at-bats this season, fourth-highest on the Brewers.
Pittsburgh, which had lost four of its previous five, went ahead on Jack Wilson’s RBI double in the second. Brown hit a two-run single in the fourth, but Rusch’s run-scoring single with two outs in the bottom half pulled the Brewers to 3-1.
Brian Giles homered in the eighth off Jose Cabrera. Brown and Pokey Reese had RBI singles in the ninth against Mike Buddie.
Notes: Wilson had one hit in his previous 17 at-bats before getting hits in his first two at-bats. ... Pirates’ starters gave gotten decisions in all 12 games this season. ... Rob Mackowiak struck out in the eighth, leaving Pittsburgh pinch-hitters 0-for-15.