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Duke disappoints
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Brewers 8, Pirates 6
Zach Duke was chased after three innings, in which he allowed seven runs on 11 hits. (AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (53-73)
Lost 1
Milwaukee 8, Pittsburgh 6   MIL
Milwaukee (62-66)
Won 1
August 28, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0   6 10 0
Milwaukee
5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 X   8 12 1
Standings thru 8/28/09  |  Recap: PIT | MIL  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Brewers stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McCutchen, CF 5 1 3 4 0 1 1 .295
Young, D, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 2 .302
Jones, G, RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .289
LaRoche, 3B 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 .251
Doumit, C 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 .219
  Jaramillo, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .249
Milledge, LF 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 .252
Pearce, 1B 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 .240
Cruz, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .185
Duke, P 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .191
  Bootcheck, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Bixler, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .233
  Jackson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hanrahan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Cedeno, R, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .198
  Bautista, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 6 10 6 4 6 20  

a-Doubled for Bootcheck in the 6th. b-Flied out for Hanrahan in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Young, D (12, Parra, M), McCutchen (19, Parra, M), Pearce (10, Parra, M), Bixler (5, Parra, M).
HR: McCutchen (10, 6th inning off Parra, M, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Bixler 2; Young, D 2; LaRoche; McCutchen 7; Jones, G; Milledge 2; Pearce 2.
RBI: McCutchen 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 LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (LaRoche-Young, D-Pearce, Hanrahan-Young, D-Pearce).
Pickoffs: Duke (McGehee at 1st base).

 
Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Lopez, F, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .316
Bourgeois, RF 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 .313
  Weathers, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Coffey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hoffman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Braun, LF 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 .314
Fielder, 1B 3 1 1 3 1 0 0 .305
McGehee, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .289
  Counsell, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282
Cameron, CF 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 .260
Kendall, C 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .242
Escobar, A, SS 4 0 2 2 0 1 0 .261
Parra, M, P 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 .154
  a-Gerut, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .214
Totals 33 8 12 8 3 5 10  

a-Walked for Parra, M in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Cameron (26, Duke).
HR: Fielder (36, 1st inning off Duke, 2 on, 1 out), Bourgeois (1, 2nd inning off Duke, 0 on, 0 out), Braun (28, 4th inning off Bootcheck, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Escobar, A 2; Parra, M; Braun 5; McGehee; Kendall; Fielder 4; Cameron 3; Bourgeois 5.
RBI: Fielder 3 (118), Escobar, A 2 (4), Parra, M (4), Bourgeois (3), Braun (94).
2-out RBI: Escobar, A; Parra, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez, F.
GIDP: Lopez, F, McGehee.
Team RISP: 5-for-8.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: McGehee (2, 2nd base by Duke/Doumit).
PO: McGehee (1st base by Duke).

FIELDING
E: Hoffman (1, missed catch).
DP: 2 (McGehee-Lopez, F-Fielder 2).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Duke (L, 10-12) 3.0 11 7 7 1 0 2 3.68
Bootcheck 2.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 15.43
Jackson 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.94
Hanrahan 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.74
Bautista 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
 
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Parra, M (W, 9-10) 6.0 10 6 6 4 2 1 6.66
Weathers (H, 15) 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.40
Coffey (H, 22) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.65
Hoffman (S, 28) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.80

IBB: LaRoche (by Parra, M).
HBP: Cruz (by Weathers).
Pitches-strikes: Duke 69-42, Bootcheck 25-18, Jackson 12-6, Hanrahan 11-6, Bautista 15-11, Parra, M 97-54, Weathers 20-11, Coffey 6-3, Hoffman 21-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Duke 5-0, Bootcheck 1-2, Jackson 0-3, Hanrahan 1-0, Bautista 0-1, Parra, M 8-3, Weathers 3-2, Coffey 0-0, Hoffman 1-0.
Batters faced: Duke 19, Bootcheck 7, Jackson 4, Hanrahan 3, Bautista 3, Parra, M 30, Weathers 6, Coffey 1, Hoffman 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Coffey 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Tony Randazzo. 2B: Damien Beal. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:45.
Att: 34,438.
Venue: Miller Park.
August 28, 2009
August 28, 2009

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