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Duke not enough
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Brewers 5, Pirates 1
Nyjer Morgan tests out his strained hamstring before exiting. (Morry Gash/AP)
Relishing the opportunity to foil the Brewers' playoff hopes, the Bucs and starter Zach Duke kept the Brewers on their toes all night. The southpaw turned in a gutsy seven innings, allowing just one run while keeping Milwaukee batters off balance, but the bullpen ultimately cracked in extra frames.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (65-94)
Lost 4
Milwaukee 5, Pittsburgh 1   MIL
Milwaukee (88-71)
Won 4
September 25, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 9 2
Milwaukee
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4   5 9 0
Standings thru 9/25/08  |  Recap: PIT | MIL  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Brewers stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .294
  1-Michaels, PR-LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .225
Sanchez, F, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .266
McLouth, CF 5 0 2 0 0 2 3 .281
LaRoche, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .269
Pearce, RF 4 1 1 1 0 2 3 .229
LaRoche, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .165
Paulino, R, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .214
Bixler, SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .157
  a-Mientkiewicz, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .276
  Cruz, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211
Duke, P 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 .158
  Yates, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Wilson, Ja, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
  Chavez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 1 9 1 3 10 20  

a-Lined out for Bixler in the 9th. b-Grounded out for Grabow in the 10th.
1-Ran for Morgan in the 1st.

BATTING
HR: Pearce (3, 4th inning off Gallardo, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Sanchez, F; Paulino, R; Duke; McLouth 2; Michaels; LaRoche; Morgan; Pearce 4.
RBI: Pearce (14).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pearce; Mientkiewicz; McLouth.
GIDP: Paulino, R, LaRoche.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Bixler (8, throw), LaRoche (8, fielding).
DP: 2 (Duke-Sanchez, F, Sanchez, F-LaRoche).

 
Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cameron, CF 5 1 1 0 0 3 2 .240
Hall, 3B 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .227
  c-Counsell, PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .227
Braun, LF 5 1 1 4 0 1 2 .286
Fielder, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .276
Hardy, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286
Hart, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .270
Weeks, R, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .234
Kendall, C 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250
Gallardo, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .111
  Villanueva, Ca, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .118
  Gagne, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Dillon, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .216
  Mota, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Shouse, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Torres, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Coffey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Stetter, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Durham, PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .287
Totals 36 5 9 5 2 7 12  

a-Grounded out for Gagne in the 7th. b-Intentionally walked for Stetter in the 10th. c-Walked for Hall in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Hall (22, Duke).
HR: Braun (36, 10th inning off Chavez, J, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Braun 4; Kendall 2; Weeks, R; Hall 3; Fielder 2; Cameron.
RBI: Hall (55), Braun 4 (104).
2-out RBI: Hall; Braun 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Braun; Weeks, R.
SAC: Kendall.
GIDP: Braun.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Hart (7, 2nd base by Duke/Paulino, R).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Hall-Weeks, R-Fielder, Weeks, R-Hardy-Fielder, Shouse-Fielder).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Duke 7.0 7 1 1 0 2 0 4.82
Yates 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.79
Grabow 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.92
Chavez, J (L, 0-1) 0.2 2 4 4 2 1 1 6.91
 
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gallardo 4.0 3 1 1 2 7 1 1.88
Villanueva, Ca 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.07
Gagne 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.44
Mota 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.11
Shouse 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.81
Torres 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.15
Coffey 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50
Stetter (W, 3-1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.24

Shouse pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

IBB: Durham (by Chavez, J).
Pitches-strikes: Duke 107-76, Yates 11-9, Grabow 10-7, Chavez, J 24-11, Gallardo 67-40, Villanueva, Ca 21-16, Gagne 16-8, Mota 10-9, Shouse 5-4, Torres 13-8, Coffey 8-4, Stetter 6-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Duke 11-4, Yates 0-0, Grabow 1-0, Chavez, J 1-0, Gallardo 1-2, Villanueva, Ca 2-1, Gagne 1-1, Mota 1-0, Shouse 0-0, Torres 0-2, Coffey 2-0, Stetter 0-0.
Batters faced: Duke 27, Yates 3, Grabow 3, Chavez, J 6, Gallardo 16, Villanueva, Ca 7, Gagne 4, Mota 2, Shouse 2, Torres 4, Coffey 3, Stetter 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Shouse 1-0, Torres 1-0, Stetter 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 69 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:06.
Att: 40,102.
Venue: Miller Park.
September 25, 2008
September 25, 2008

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