Major League Baseball
Milwaukee 11, Pittsburgh 2
When: 4:05 PM ET, Saturday, July 3, 2021
Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Temperature: 77°
Umpires: Home - Junior Valentine, 1B - CB Bucknor, 2B - Chad Fairchild, 3B - Kerwin Danley
Attendance: 17451

Omar Narvaez had a career-high five hits, Avisail Garcia drove in five runs and Jace Peterson drove in four more Saturday to help the visiting Milwaukee Brewers blast the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-2 for their 11th straight win.

Milwaukee starter Eric Lauer (3-3) pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing one run and four hits, with four walks and four strikeouts.

Ben Gamel homered and Jared Oliva hit an RBI single for the Pirates, who have lost six in a row.

Pittsburgh starter Cody Ponce (0-2) recorded just five outs before leaving with right arm soreness. He gave up five runs and six hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.

Christian Yelich drew a one-out walk in the first for Milwaukee. An out later, Narvaez singled. Garcia drove in Yelich with a double for a 1-0 lead. Peterson followed with a double to drive in Narvaez and Garcia to make it 3-0.

In the second with two outs, Yelich hit a ground-rule double. Willy Adames walked, then Narvaez's pop-up to shallow left dropped in, allowing Yelich to score. Garcia singled in Adames for a 5-0 lead, leading to Ponce's exit.

Pittsburgh broke through in the bottom of the second. Gamel hit a one-out bunt single. An out later, Phillip Evans walked. Oliva, with his first major league RBI, drove in Gamel with a single to cut it to 5-1.

In the sixth, Yelich again got things going, this time with a leadoff walk. One out later, Narvaez singled, moving Yelich to third. Peterson's two-out single drove in Yelich for a 6-1 Milwaukee lead. Peterson stole second and Keston Hiura walked to load the bases. A wild pitch by reliever Chris Stratton brought in Narvaez to make it 7-1.

Against Kyle Keller in the eighth, Adames doubled, went to third on another Narvaez single and scored on an error by Adam Frazier. Narvaez scored to make it 9-1 when Peterson reached on a single.

Gamel hit his fourth homer of the season, to right, in the eighth.

Garcia had an RBI double and Peterson a sacrifice fly in the ninth to push it to 11-2.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Pittsburgh
Eric Lauer Player Cody Ponce
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 1.2
4 Strikeouts 3
4 Hits 6
1.42 ERA 27.00
Milwaukee   Pittsburgh
Omar Narvaez Player Ben Gamel
5 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
5 TB 5
.833 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 16 0 21 .372 32 14 9 9 2 0
Pittsburgh 7 1 10 .206 17 9 2 4 0 1