Milwaukee Brewers defeat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-2

Bob Uecker can't make a 15-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates go away any more than he can expunge that four-game, 36-7 San Francisco abomination from the books.

He can't transform two soft-tossing lefties into one CC Sabathia or get Ubaldo Jimenez for Lorenzo Cain.

He can't retrofit air conditioning into Miller Park when an unbearably hot evening gives way to a Midwestern gully-washer or turn bratwurst into chateaubriand at the concession stand.

But he can do the o...

Pittsburgh — Yovani Gallardo didn't return to the mound a day too soon.

Bringing back sanity to a starting rotation that had taken its lumps throughout a crazy week, Gallardo pitched six shutout innings Thursday night to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.

"The first couple of innings, I was a little amped up," said Gallardo (9-4, 2.45). "I had a lot of energy. I was able to relax after that."

One never would have k...