Brewers Ride Seven Run Second Inning To 11-4 Victory Over Pirates

Casey McGehee rounds second base after hitting a home run during the second inning tonight.

W: Marco Estrada (4-8)
L: Ross Ohlendorf (0-1)

HR: Casey McGehee (10), Josh Harrison (1, first MLB HR)

MVP: Marco Estrada (+.108 pitching, +.110 batting for +.218 overall)
LVP: Corey Hart (-.012)

Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting

Clearly, the SI Cover Jinx is in full effect.

The Brewers were so distracted by being on the cover of this week's issue of Sports Illustrated that they forgot to score until the second inning tonight. They made up for lost time quickly, though, scoring seven runs on seven hits in the inning and quickly running away with this one.

The Brewers got a great start from Marco Estrada again tonight, saving the bullpen for another day. Estrada pitched seven innings and allowed two runs on seven hits, walking none and striking out two. This is only the second time in his career he's pitched seven innings (the other one was in April).

With the Cardinals getting blown out tonight against the Dodgers, the Brewers are about to open up the first ten game lead in franchise history.

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