Jungmann, Brewers finish off sweep of Pirates
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Rookie Taylor Jungmann pitched seven strong innings, Khris Davis hit a two-run double and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 Sunday for a sweep.
Jungmann (5-1), added to the Brewers' roster in early June, won his third straight decision. He gave up one run and five hits.
Pittsburgh had won 13 of 16 going into the All-Star break before losing three straight at Miller Park.
Jeff Locke (5-6) allowed three runs in 7 1-3 innings.
Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer was carted off the field after colliding with Carlos Gomez while trying to make a tag in the second inning. Mercer couldn't put pressure on his leg and was helped onto the cart.
The Pirates took a 1-0 lead in the fifth. Jaff Decker tripled off Gomez's glove in center field and Locke blooped a single.
Milwaukee scored twice in the seventh when Gomez walked, Aramis Ramirez singled and Davis doubled.
The Brewers broke it open with four runs in the eighth, helped by errors from Decker in left field and first baseman Travis Ishikawa.
Pirates: OF Gorkys Hernandez (left shoulder discomfort) was placed on the 15-day disabled list before the game. The move was retroactive to July 13. RHP Wilfredo Boscan was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis. It is Boscan's third stint with the Pirates this season, but he has yet to appear in a game.
Brewers: RHP Wily Peralta will make one more rehab start next week before the team expects him to return. Peralta has been the 15-day DL (strained left oblique) since May 25.
Pittsburgh: RHP A.J. Burnett (7-3) will being going for his eighth win in his last 10 starts when he starts the first game of the interleague series against Kansas City on Monday. The Royals counter with RHP Yordano Ventura (4-6).
Milwaukee: RHP Matt Garza (4-10) will come off the 15-day disabled list (right shoulder tendinitis) to start the first game of an interleague series against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday.