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Braun homers twice in Brewers 8-7 win over the Pirates

Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers (Reuters)
Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers (Reuters)

PITTSBURGH, PA (WSAU-TSN) - Ryan Braun's second homer of the night proved to be the difference in the Milwaukee Brewers' 8-7 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

Jean Segura singled with one out in the ninth and Braun hammered the first pitch he saw from Jason Grilli (0-1) to center to give the Brewers a one-run lead.

Jim Henderson (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth and earned the win, while Francisco Rodriguez closed the door in the ninth for his sixth save of the season.

Rodriguez tied Goose Gossage for 20th place on the all-time saves list with 310.

Braun had three hits with RBI and four runs scored, while Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in the win, Milwaukee's second straight over the Pirates. The teams wrap up the four-game set on Sunday.

Milwaukee starter Matt Garza allowed six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits with three walks and two strikeouts.

Jose Tabata and Ike Davis each collected two hits for Pittsburgh, while Clint Barmes and Travis Snider knocked in two runs apiece in the setback.

Davis was acquired from the Mets on Friday for a minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.

Wandy Rodriguez toed the slab for Pittsburgh and was pulled after four innings, allowing four runs on six hits with three strikeouts.

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