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Brewers 10, Pirates 5
Jeff Karstens gave up five runs over five innings on Monday. (Darren Hauck/AP)
Jeff Karstens gave up a home run in the first three frames after the Bucs scored a pair of runs in the first inning for him. Freddy Sanchez knotted the game at 5 with a clutch two-run double in the eighth, but the Pirates gave up five runs late.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (11-8)
Lost 1
Milwaukee 10, Pittsburgh 5   MIL
Milwaukee (9-10)
Won 1
April 27, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0   5 11 0
Milwaukee
1 3 1 0 0 0 0 5 X   10 8 1
Standings thru 4/27/09  |  Recap: PIT | MIL  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Brewers stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, CF 4 3 2 0 1 0 1 .338
Sanchez, F, 2B 4 0 2 2 1 0 1 .359
Monroe, LF 5 1 1 1 0 3 3 .286
  Yates, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Burnett, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
LaRoche, 1B 4 0 2 0 1 1 2 .300
Hinske, RF 5 0 1 1 0 1 4 .273
LaRoche, 3B 4 0 1 1 1 0 3 .263
Jaramillo, C 4 1 1 0 0 0 6 .346
Bixler, SS 4 0 0 0 0 4 2 .143
Karstens, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
  a-Young, D, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400
  Chavez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Meek, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Moss, PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .216
Totals 38 5 11 5 4 11 24  

a-Singled for Karstens in the 6th. b-Popped out for Meek in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: LaRoche (6, Looper), LaRoche (8, Stetter), Sanchez, F (10, Villanueva, Ca).
TB: Sanchez, F 3; Young, D; LaRoche 2; LaRoche 3; Hinske; Morgan 2; Jaramillo; Monroe.
RBI: Monroe (10), LaRoche (8), Hinske (2), Sanchez, F 2 (8).
2-out RBI: Hinske; Sanchez, F 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jaramillo 4; Karstens; LaRoche; Monroe.
Team RISP: 4-for-16.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Karstens (Braun at 1st base).

 
Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Weeks, R, 2B 5 2 1 4 0 1 4 .260
Hart, RF 5 1 1 1 0 1 0 .278
Braun, LF 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 .343
Fielder, 1B 4 0 2 2 1 1 1 .239
Cameron, CF 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 .328
Hardy, SS 4 0 1 0 1 2 2 .179
Hall, 3B 3 2 1 0 2 2 2 .283
Kendall, C 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .180
Looper, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  DiFelice, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Nelson, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
  Stetter, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Villanueva, Ca, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
  Coffey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Counsell, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
  Hoffman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 10 8 10 8 9 13  

a-Struck out for DiFelice in the 6th. b-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Coffey in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hall (5, Karstens), Hart (4, Grabow).
3B: Fielder (1, Karstens).
HR: Braun (5, 1st inning off Karstens, 0 on, 2 out), Weeks, R (4, 2nd inning off Karstens, 2 on, 2 out), Cameron (5, 3rd inning off Karstens, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Braun 4; Hardy; Weeks, R 4; Hall 2; Hart 2; Fielder 4; Cameron 4.
RBI: Braun (14), Weeks, R 4 (12), Cameron 2 (12), Hart (8), Fielder 2 (16).
2-out RBI: Braun; Weeks, R 3; Cameron.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cameron; Weeks, R 2; Hardy; Hall.
SAC: Looper; Counsell.
SF: Cameron.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
PO: Braun (1st base by Karstens).

FIELDING
E: Hardy (1, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Cameron (Sanchez, F at home).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Karstens 5.0 5 5 5 2 4 3 5.40
Chavez, J 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.00
Meek 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0.00
Yates (L, 0-1) 0.1 0 3 3 1 0 0 9.95
Grabow 0.1 2 2 2 2 0 0 1.74
Burnett, S 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.68
 
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Looper 5.0 6 3 2 4 7 0 2.45
DiFelice (H, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.82
Stetter (H, 2) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.00
Villanueva, Ca (BS, 3) 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 6.75
Coffey (W, 1-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.00
Hoffman 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

WP: Villanueva, Ca.
IBB: Braun (by Grabow).
HBP: Braun (by Karstens), Kendall (by Chavez, J), Kendall (by Yates).
Pitches-strikes: Karstens 81-50, Chavez, J 24-11, Meek 22-10, Yates 15-5, Grabow 18-7, Burnett, S 5-3, Looper 101-66, DiFelice 14-9, Stetter 15-12, Villanueva, Ca 25-14, Coffey 5-3, Hoffman 13-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Karstens 5-5, Chavez, J 0-0, Meek 0-0, Yates 2-0, Grabow 0-1, Burnett, S 0-0, Looper 6-2, DiFelice 0-0, Stetter 0-1, Villanueva, Ca 0-1, Coffey 0-0, Hoffman 1-1.
Batters faced: Karstens 22, Chavez, J 6, Meek 5, Yates 4, Grabow 5, Burnett, S 1, Looper 25, DiFelice 4, Stetter 3, Villanueva, Ca 6, Coffey 1, Hoffman 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Grabow 2-2, Burnett, S 2-0, Villanueva, Ca 1-0, Coffey 1-0.
Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
T: 3:23.
Att: 32,198.
Venue: Miller Park.
April 27, 2009
April 27, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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