Jonathan Lucroy drove in three runs as Brewers beat Pirates for fifth straight time

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MILWAUKEE  — Jonathan Lucroy drove in three runs and extended his hitting streak to a career high-tying 10 games as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates for the fifth straight time, 9-4 Wednesday night, September 2nd.

The fourth-place Brewers have won seven of their last eight against Pittsburgh, which leads the NL wild-card race.

Adam Lind homered, singled and drove in two runs for Milwaukee.

Reliever Jeremy Jeffress (4-0) picked up the win after tossing a perfect seventh and eighth innings. He came in with a 6-4 lead and was awarded the victory — starter Zach Davies lasted only 4 1-3 innings.

Jeff Locke (7-9) was tagged for five runs and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings.

Former Brewers star Aramis Ramirez drove in all four runs for the Pirates, including a three-run homer.