Pittsburgh Pirates defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 7-3
MILWAUKEE (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates finally found a way to win in Milwaukee.
Ryan Doumit hit a grand slam and Ronny Cedeno had a solo homer off Trevor Hoffman in a five-run ninth inning to help the Pirates snap a 22-game losing streak in Milwaukee with a 7-3 victory over the Brewers on Tuesday night.
Pirates manger John Russell couldn't have been happier with the huge win.
"That's how you break a streak, against one of the best closers in the league," Russell sa...
Something is wrong.
Trevor Hoffman has been a great closer most of his career and surely will go into the Hall of Fame as baseball's all-time saves leader.
But the Milwaukee Brewers reliever has abandoned the pitch that made him so successful and given the opposition fits for years.
Where is the changeup?
Hoffman blew his third save this season in grand fashion Tuesday night, allowing light-hitting shortstop Ronny Cedeno to smoke a game-tying...
A day after Gregg Zaun broke out of his offensive slump, Milwaukee Brewers manager Ken Macha benched him.
It obviously had nothing to do with his catcher collecting four hits and driving in five runs Monday night. It was Zaun's day to sit because backup catcher George Kottaras was scheduled to catch left-hander Randy Wolf on Tuesday night, as well as Thursday starter Doug Davis.
Macha said he didn't pair Kottaras with Wolf and Davis because he has some special knack ...