Fiers stays hot, Brewers beat Pirates 4-3

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike Fiers held Pittsburgh to two hits in seven innings for his fourth straight win since coming up from Triple-A, and the Milwaukee Brewers avoided a three-game sweep at home by beating the Pirates 4-3 on Sunday.

Fiers (4-1) fanned seven. He allowed Starling Marte’s two-run shot in the second before retiring 16 of the next 17 batters.

Closer Francisco Rodriguez gave up a homer to Andrew McCutchen with one in the ninth. Rodriguez put the tying run aboard with two outs with a walk before striking out Pedro Alvarez for his 39th save.

Milwaukee knocked around Vance Worley (5-4) for four runs over the first two innings, with each hit coming with two outs.   Scooter Gennett, Mark Reynolds, Jonathan Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez all drove in runs.  Pittsburgh had its three-game winning streak snapped and dropped to five back in the NL Central.