MILWAUKEE (TSN-WSAU) Ryan Braun had three RBI to help lead Milwaukee over Pittsburgh, 5-2, in the opener of a three-game series.Yovani Gallardo (4-2) earned the win in six innings where he allowed two runs on five hits and three walks. He also struck out five and added an RBI to give the Brewers their fourth win in six games.
James McDonald (2-3) took the loss in just four innings of work for Pittsburgh. He allowed five runs on six hits and three walks while fanning seven in the Pirates' third straight loss.
The Brewers and Pirates play again Saturday at Miller Park. Broadcast coverage begins at 2:35pm on AM-550 FM-99.9 WSAU.