Zach Duke was chased after three innings, in which he allowed seven runs on 11 hits. (AP)
By Jenifer Langosch / MLB.com
Andrew McCutchen continued his rookie campaign by practically carrying the Pirates over the Brewers in the series opener, but his club fell just shy -- as did McCutchen, in a sense, as he was a triple short of the cycle. An outpouring of offense was necessary after Zach Duke struggled.
a-Doubled for Bootcheck in the 6th. b-Flied out for Hanrahan in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Young, D (12, Parra, M), McCutchen, A (19, Parra, M), Pearce (10, Parra, M), Bixler (5, Parra,
M). HR: McCutchen, A (10, 6th inning off Parra, M, 1 on, 1 out). TB: McCutchen, A 7; Young, D 2; Jones,
G; LaRoche, An; Milledge 2; Pearce 2; Bixler 2. RBI: McCutchen, A 4 (43), Pearce 2 (12). Runners left in
scoring position, 2 out: Jones, G 2; Duke. GIDP: Doumit; Pearce. Team RISP: 3-for-10. Team
FIELDING DP: 2 (LaRoche, An-Young, D-Pearce, Hanrahan-Young, D-Pearce). Pickoffs:
Duke (McGehee at 1st base).
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