Pittsburgh Pirates defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 3-1

Pittsburgh — The Milwaukee Brewers no longer can look at playing last-place teams as the easy part of their schedule.

For those woeful clubs, the Brewers have become the easy part of their schedule.

The Brewers' second-half slide hit a new low Wednesday night when they fell in meek fashion, 3-1, at PNC Park to get swept in the three-game series by the last-place Pittsburgh Pirates.

Never mind that the Pirates had lost 12 of 13 and 18 of 22 entering the series whil...

PITTSBURGH (AP) Paul Maholm said he had "a rough day." It wasn't his pitching he was talking about.

Maholm shrugged off being struck by two solid line drives to allow one run over 7 2-3 innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates finished a sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers with a 3-1 victory Wednesday night.

"Unbelievable. He wore two balls off his body - both of them hit well - stayed in the game and gave us 7 2-3 good innings," Pirates closer Matt Capps said. "What else can y...