Pirates Win 9th In A Row, Top Brewers 2-1 In 14th

By Blake Bass
Content Coordinator

PITTSBURGH — As Gaby Sanchez “trucked” around third some 6½ hours after the game began, one thought went through his head.

“This is enough,” the 216-pound first baseman said after the game. “I’m tired. It’s been a long day.”

Then Sanchez laughed. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been doing an awful lot of that lately.

Pinch-hitter Russell Martin singled home Sanchez for the winning run in the 14th inning and the Pirates earned their ninth straight victory, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Sunday.

The Pirates extended their longest winning streak since 2004, when they took 10 in a row. Pittsburgh reached the midpoint of its season with the best record in the majors at 51-30.

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