Cruz HR keys outburst as Pirates beat Brewers 5-3, end skid

Milwaukee Brewers' Kolten Wong (16) celebrates with Hunter Renfroe (12) after hitting the third...
Milwaukee Brewers' Kolten Wong (16) celebrates with Hunter Renfroe (12) after hitting the third of three Brewers home runs off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Bryse Wilson during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)(Keith Srakocic | AP)
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 10:31 PM CDT
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Oneil Cruz hit a three-run homer to spark a five-run sixth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 5-3 victory over the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers, snapping a seven-game skid.

Cruz hit a blast to dead center field off reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes, pulling the Pirates into a 3-all tie.

Pittsburgh then added two runs to win for the first time since July 23. The Brewers had their four-game winning streak snapped, one day after trading All-Star closer Josh Hader to San Diego.

Milwaukee had also won seven of eight.

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