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L 3-8
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W 3-0
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Mil 13 - 6 Pit
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Brewers cruise past Pirates, move closer to playoff berth

PITTSBURGH (AP) Christian Yelich hit his 32nd home run, Travis Shaw added his 31st and the Milwaukee Brewers blew past the mistake-prone Pittsburgh Pirates 13-6 on Sunday.

Yelich finished 2 for 3 to boost his batting average to an NL-leading .322 as Milwaukee won for the third time in four games to bolster its chances of reaching the postseason for just the fifth time in franchise history. The Brewers (89-67) hold the top NL wild-card spot and remained 2 1/2 games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs in the NL Central, as well as two games ahead of St. Louis, which has the second wild-card position. Both rivals also won Sunday.

Yelich blasted a three-run shot in the second inning off spot starter Nick Kingham (5-7), and Shaw followed two batters later with a long drive over the right-field seats as the Brewers built an early seven-run lead and cruised. Mike Moustakas, acquired in a midseason trade with Kansas City, added his 28th homer of the season, eight of them with Milwaukee.

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Leaders
AVG: C. Dickerson.298
HR: G. Polanco23
RBI: G. Polanco81
SB: S. Marte33
W: T. Williams14
ERA: T. Williams3.04
Saves: F. Vázquez36
K: J. Taillon167
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 9064.584-
Milwaukee 8867.5682.5
St. Louis 8669.5554.5
Pittsburgh 7875.51011.5
Cincinnati 6690.42325
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .254 (10)
Runs: 655 (22)
Hits: 1315 (13)
Home Runs: 147 (26)
Stolen Bases: 69 (20)
OBP: .318 (16)
SLG: .406 (19)
Total Bases: 2100 (21)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.00 (15)
Runs Allowed: 657 (15)
Saves: 39 (17)
Strikeouts: 1262 (19)
OpBA: .250 (20)
OBP: .317 (16)
SLG: .406 (15)
Run Support: 4.33 (19)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/18 G. Polanco Placed on 10-Day DL (Left shoulder/labrum surgery)
9/9 B. Boshers Outrighted to Minors
9/4 T. Anderson Called Up from Minors
9/4 B. Boshers Designated for Assignment
9/4 M. Feliz Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/15 G. Polanco Left shoulder/labrum surgery (on 10-day DL)
9/7 G. Polanco Knee (day-to-day)
9/1 I. Nova Personal (day-to-day)
8/21 J. Harrison Hamstring (day-to-day)
8/15 J. Mercer off 10-day DL
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