Milwaukee relies on bullpen in 1-0 win over Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH — Six Milwaukee relievers picked up the slack when starter Junior Guerra’s return from the disabled list lasted less than four innings as the Brewers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Friday night.
Guerra left after 70 pitches over 3 1/3 innings in his first start since going to the disabled list with right elbow inflammation on Aug. 8. Milwaukee’s bullpen, however, limited Pittsburgh to just two hits the rest of the way as the Brewers dealt the Pirates their fourth consecutive loss.
Blaine Boyer (2-3) pitched a scoreless fifth to pick up the win. Tyler Thornburg worked the ninth for his seventh save. Scooter Gennett drove in Milwaukee’s only run with an RBI-double in the sixth off Pittsburgh’s Jameson Taillon (3-4).