McCutchen, Alvarez lead Pirates over Brewers
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night.
Harrison's two-run drive down the left field line was the second of his career as a pinch hitter. It stared Pittsburgh's nine-run outburst over the seventh and eighth innings that was capped by Alvarez's sixth of the year.
McCutchen, last year's NL MVP, hit a two-run homer in the first inning in his 57th at-bat.
Gaby Sanchez also connected while Alvarez, Starling Marte, Russell Martin and Jordy Mercer each had two of the Pirates' 12 hits.
Edinson Volquez gave up two runs in seven innings for his first win with the Pirates, scattering eight hits.
Brewers put Overbay on paternity leave list
PITTSBURGH (AP) - First baseman Lyle Overbay has been placed on the paternity leave list by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Milwaukee recalled infielder-outfielder Elian Herrera from Triple-A Nashville before Thursday's game against Pittsburgh.
Overbay can spent up to three consecutive days on the list under major league rules. He is hitting .100 with three RBIs in 10 games.
Herrera hit .250 with two RBIs and two stolen bases in 12 games for Nashville. The Brewers claimed him off waivers Nov. 4 from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Bucks pack up, await future with new owners
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) - The Milwaukee Bucks have packed up from a dismal season. It is unclear how many of them will be back in the fall.
The NBA is expected to approve the sale of Bucks from former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens.
On one hand, there is more stability overall with the prospective owners committing to keeping the team in Milwaukee.
But there's always uncertainty with a change in ownership. Lasry and Edens have said they will evaluate the organization once the sale is finalized.
The Bucks finished with an NBA-worst 15-67 record. They have the best chance to land the top pick in the NBA draft lottery.
UW-GREEN BAY COACH
UW-Green Bay, basketball coach agree to contract
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and men's basketball coach Brian Wardle have agreed to a new five-year contract.
Athletic Director Mary Ellen Gillespie announced contract agreement Thursday. Wardle was hired as Green Bay's head coach in April of 2010. In his four seasons as coach, the Phoenix has compiled a 71-56 record.
The Phoenix were 24-7 last season and won the Horizon League regular season title. The team went to the National Invitation Tournament for the first time in 22 years.
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