Pirates sweep, Brewers off to worst start in team history
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Gerrit Cole pitched six effective innings, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates swept Milwaukee 5-2 Sunday, leaving the Brewers with the worst start in team history. Milwaukee dropped its fifth straight game and fell to 2-10, the poorest record in the majors. Cole (2-0) improved to 9-1 in his last 10 decisions at PNC Park while giving up two runs and striking out six. Alvarez hit his fourth homer of the season, Josh Harrison had two hits and Chris Stewart added a two-run single in the sixth off Matt Garza (1-2). Pittsburgh has won five of seven, including three in a row over Milwaukee, to get back to .500 after losing its first three games of the season. Mark Melancon worked the ninth for his second save.
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