Pittsburgh Pirates defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 15-3

Pittsburgh — On the chance that the Milwaukee Brewers' decision-makers had fooled themselves into thinking their starting pitching really isn't that bad, we bring you this public service announcement.

It is.

Whatever starting pitching is being offered to general manager Doug Melvin as the July 31 trade deadline approaches, he might consider grabbing it. For the third time in four games Wednesday night, a Brewers starter allowed at least 10 runs to score.

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Pittsburgh — Needing a triple to hit for the cycle for the first time in his long and distinguished career, Jim Edmonds sent a liner into the deepest part of PNC Park in the ninth inning Tuesday night.

Edmonds never even considered going for three, however.

For beginners, the Brewers outfielder said he didn't realize he needed a triple for the cycle. Making that matter moot, he added, "I can't run."

"My (right) Achilles' (tendon) is killing me," said Edmonds, who ...