The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 7-0 Monday to open a three-game series.
Andrew McCutchen hit his 24th home run of the season. Jordy Mercer hit his 14th home run of the season. He now has the most home runs for a Pirate shortstop since Jay Bell hit 16 in 1991. Steven Brault tossed allowed just one hit over six shut-out innings. He walked one and struck out six. Brault was the International League Pitcher of the Year this season.
The Bucs and Brewers meet again tonight at 7:40pm. Pre-game on WISR will be 7:15pm. Gerrit Cole will start for the Pirates.
The Pirates Double-A minor league team, the Altoona Curve will meet Trenton beginning tonight in the Eastern League Championship Series. The Curve defeated Trenton in 2010 to win their only Eastern League title.