Pittsburgh snaps out of slump, runs away from Brewers 6-3
PITTSBURGH (AP) - -
Vance Worley worked six effective innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped out of a lengthy slump to top the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Friday night. Worley (1-1) struck out six while allowing two runs on six hits. Gregory Polanco went 3 for 4 for Pittsburgh. Starling Marte had two hits, including a long two-run homer off Jonathan Broxton in the eighth that broke open a close game. Mark Melancon got the final out for his first save.
The Pirates came in hitting just .207 through their first nine games but collected 11 hits against Jimmy Nelson (1-1) and three Milwaukee relievers.
Khris Davis had his sixth career three-hit game for the Brewers, who have lost three in a row. Nelson (1-1) couldn't duplicate his first start of the year, when he dominated the Pirates in an easy win. He gave up three runs in five innings. Pittsburgh added three runs in the eighth off Broxton.
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