Win: Mike Fiers (4-1)
Loss: Vance Worley (5-4)
Save: Francisco Rodriguez
HR: Starling Marte (9), Andrew McCutchen (19)
After two rough losses to the Pirates the last couple of days, the Brewers were at least able to salvage one win in the series. I mean, of course they won: Mike Fiers was starting for them.
Fiers continued his excellent run since being called up by tossing seven innings and allowing two runs on just two hits and a walk. He also struck out seven batters. At this point, it's looking like it will be extremely difficult for Milwaukee to move him out of the rotation when Matt Garza returns. More than that, Fiers is putting himself in a good position for next season as well.
Meanwhile, the Brewers offense was able to get him enough run support early. With two outs in the first inning, four straight singles from Ryan Braun, Aramis Ramirez, Scooter Gennett and Mark Reynolds brought in a pair of runs to give Milwaukee an early lead.
The Pirates came back with two of their own in the second but two more two-out RBI singles by Jonathan Lucroy and Ramirez put the Brewers back on top for good in the bottom of the second.
An Andrew McCutchen homer off Francisco Rodriguez cut the lead to one, but Rodriguez got Pedro Alvarez (who homered twice Saturday) to strike out and end the game.