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Pirates lose 16th straight in Milwaukee

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The Milwaukee Brewers scored five runs in the eighth inning last night to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-5 at Miller Park.

After Ryan Braun homered in the first, Jeff Karstens drilled him in the back with a first-pitch fastball in the third inning.

That prompted a warning to both benches from home plate umpire John Hirschbeck.

But when Brewers' catcher Jason Kendall was hit twice later on, Hirschbeck did not assume an intent and did not eject anyone.

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