The Milwaukee Brewers combined for 12 hits as a team, but only scored two-runs on their way to a 10-2 loss in game two against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday.
Just like game one, the Brewers got out to an early lead in the first inning, but saw the Pirates erupt for three runs in the fourth and five in the fifth. All runs were charged to Wily Peralta who was tagged for the loss. Peralta (15-8), made it through five innings allowing seven hits and eight runs (seven earned).
Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez hit two home runs and drove in four runs to lead Pittsburgh.
Offensively for Milwaukee Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Lucroy, Scooter Gennett and Lyle Overbay each had two hits in the loss.
With the loss and a win by the St. Louis Cardinals, the Milwaukee leads in the Nl-Central by 1/2 game.
The Brewers will look to avoid a sweep Sunday by sending Mike Fiers (3-1, 1.29 ERA) to the mound. Pittsburgh will counter with Vance Worley(5=3. 2.92 ERA).