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Brewers top Pirates 5-3

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MILWAUKEE — Hernan Perez drove in three runs with a two-run homer and an RBI single, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pirates 5-3 Saturday night after Pittsburgh dealt closer Mark Melancon to Washington.

Shifted to third in the batting order because Ryan Braun was sidelined by with right-side tightness, Perez hit a two-run homer in the first off rookie Jameson Taillon (2-2).

Moved up in the order on Thursday because of Braun’s injury, Perez hit a two-run homer off Arizona’s Robbie Ray. Perez has seven home runs this season; he had one in 156 games before this year,

Chase Anderson (6-10) gave up an unearned run and four hits in five innings, striking out a season-high seven. Jeremy Jeffress pitched the ninth for his 26th save in 27 chances, allowing Jordy Mercer’s RBI single..