Pittsburgh Pirates defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 8-5

Pittsburgh — A beef that has been nearly three months in the making finally started to bubble over Monday night.

The Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates cleared benches and bullpens at PNC Park after Pirates right-hander Jeff Karstens was hit with a first-pitch fastball by Chris Smith in the eighth inning.

That incident further sullied an already ugly evening marred from the beginning by a rain delay that lasted 2 hours 10 minutes.

The Pirates beat the Brewer...

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates finally found a way to beat the Milwaukee Brewers - and showed some fight in the process.

Delwyn Young and Garrett Jones homered to help Pittsburgh end a 17-game skid against Milwaukee with an 8-5 victory Monday night.

"It's not something you think about, but you pick up the stat sheet and find out about it pretty quick," Young said. "It's always good to get a doughnut off the board, especially after 17 losses to them."