W: Chris Narveson (10-7)
L: James McDonald (2-4)
HR: Chris Snyder (12)
MVP: Alcides Escobar (+.418)
LVP: Ryan Braun (-.194)
Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting
SB Nation Coverage
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Through six innings, James McDonald had shut the Brewers down, limiting them to a run on three singles, striking out six. Then, all of a sudden, the Brewer bats woke up and the Crew scored six in the seventh, turning what looked like a likely loss into a non-save situation the other way.
The biggest blow was a two-run triple for Alcides Escobar, his eighth three-bagger of the season. With a month left to play, Escobar has eight triples and a chance to be the first Brewer with ten since Fernando Vina in 1996. He went 2-for-4 overall, as the Brewers' 6-8 hitters (Chris Dickerson, Escobar and Jonathan Lucroy) combined for six hits.
Meanwhile, Chris Narveson earned his tenth victory by holding the Pirates to two runs on seven hits in seven innings, walking one and striking out eight. It was his first outing longer than six innings since June, and just his third quality start in ten tries.
With the win, the Brewers are 11-5 against the Pirates and 49-63 against the rest of baseball.