Milwaukee Brewers defeat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1

Pittsburgh — Chris Capuano wasn't going to pretend that he was unaware of the circumstances.

Capuano knew he hadn't won a major-league game since May 7, 2007. He knew he had a franchise-record 13-game losing streak still alive, kept intact by his two-year quest to return from a second Tommy John elbow surgery.

And Capuano knew he had pitched in 30 games, including 19 starts, without once seeing a "W" next to his name in the box score.

"I surprised myself with how ...

Pittsburgh — Eleven and a half days.

That's how much longer Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder and rightfielder Corey Hart will be subject to trade rumors, assuming they're not dealt before the 3 p.m. July 31 non-waiver deadline.

As is always the case during these frenetic weeks in July, most of the trade rumors have no basis in fact. That doesn't mean the players are able to completely ignore them, however.

"We hear them," said Hart, who supposedly ha...

Pittsburgh — Prince Fielder and Rickie Weeks each hit home runs for the second consecutive game, Chris Capuano won for the first time in more than three years and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Monday night.

Weeks homered for the third time in two days to extend his club record for homers by a Milwaukee second baseman to 18, and Fielder took over sole possession of the National League home run lead with his 23rd for the Brewers, who have won si...