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CC sits down 11
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Brewers 4, Pirates 2
Fans hold up a sign showing their support for CC Sabathia on Wednesday. (Morry Gash/AP)
The Brewers sent nine men to the plate in the fourth inning, plating three runs and giving their ace CC Sabathia some breathing room. Sabathia went on to strike out 11 batters, as the Brewers drew even with the Mets in the Wild Card race.
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Series at a glance:
  • Tue. 09/23: MIL 7, PIT 5
  • Wed. 09/24: MIL 4, PIT 2
  • Thu. 09/25: MIL 5, PIT 1
PIT
Pittsburgh (65-93)
Lost 3
Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 2   MIL
Milwaukee (87-71)
Won 3
September 24, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 5 1
Milwaukee
0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 X   4 2 0
Standings thru 9/24/08  |  Recap: PIT | MIL  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Brewers stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .289
Sanchez, F, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .267
Doumit, C 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 .322
Michaels, LF 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 .224
LaRoche, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 3 4 .269
Pearce, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .228
LaRoche, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .167
Cruz, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211
Maholm, P 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .123
  a-Wilson, Ja, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .274
  Bautista, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
  Yates, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 2 5 2 2 13 11  

a-Struck out for Maholm in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Sanchez, F (26, Sabathia).
HR: LaRoche (24, 9th inning off Torres, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Sanchez, F 2; Doumit; Michaels; LaRoche 4; Morgan.
RBI: Michaels (50), LaRoche (82).
2-out RBI: Michaels.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pearce 2; LaRoche.
SAC: Sanchez, F.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: LaRoche (7, fielding).
DP: (LaRoche-Cruz-LaRoche).

 
Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cameron, CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .240
Hall, 3B 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .224
  Gagne, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Torres, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Braun, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286
Fielder, 1B 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 .274
Hardy, SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .288
Hart, RF 3 0 0 1 0 2 3 .271
Weeks, R, 2B 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 .234
Kendall, C 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 .247
Sabathia, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250
  a-Counsell, PH-3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .227
Totals 24 4 2 4 9 4 18  

a-Walked for Sabathia in the 7th.

BATTING
TB: Fielder; Cameron.
RBI: Fielder (101), Weeks, R (43), Kendall (48), Hart (90).
2-out RBI: Weeks, R; Kendall.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sabathia 2; Hardy 2.
SAC: Hardy.
SF: Hart.
GIDP: Sabathia.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Maholm (L, 9-9) 6.0 2 4 3 6 2 0 3.71
Bautista 0.2 0 0 0 3 0 0 5.31
Yates 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.86
 
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (W, 16-10) 7.0 4 1 1 2 11 0 2.80
Gagne (H, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.56
Torres (S, 28) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.19

Pitches-strikes: Maholm 96-53, Bautista 20-5, Yates 12-10, Sabathia 108-70, Gagne 13-9, Torres 16-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Maholm 8-6, Bautista 1-0, Yates 1-1, Sabathia 5-3, Gagne 1-1, Torres 2-0.
Batters faced: Maholm 26, Bautista 5, Yates 4, Sabathia 27, Gagne 3, Torres 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Yates 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 70 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 8 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:43.
Att: 31,164.
Venue: Miller Park.
September 24, 2008
September 24, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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