Brewers escape Pirates with 7-6 win in 10 innings

The Milwaukee Brewers almost fell in devastating fashion to the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday night. Entering the bottom of the ninth with a 6-1 lead, the Brewers bullpen allowed five Pirates to score. Milwaukee made up for it scoring the winning run in the top of the tenth to win 7-6.

Lorenzo Cain’s RBI single off Felipe Vázquez was the difference. The hit scored Orlando Arcia to put the Brewers back in front in the 10th inning.

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Jesus Aguilar and Manny Pina each hit two-run home runs in the eighth inning.

Deolis Guerra made his debut in the ninth allowing three consecutive one out singles. After a Starling Marte sacrifice fly, Josh Bell smacked a three-run homer to pull Pittsburgh within one run.

Manager Craig Counsell made the decision to bring in Junior Guerra who made a mistake on his first pitch. Jung Ho Kang jumped on it sending a shot to left field on a solo home run to tie the game at 6-6.

Next up, the Brewers (47-42) will take on the Pirates (42-45) Saturday afternoon. Adrian Houser (2|23.26 ERA42 SO) will get the start opposite of Dario Agrazal (1|02.70 ERA, 6 SO). First pitch is scheduled for 3:05pm.

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