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Milwaukee Brewers' Scooter Gennett, right, gets the force-out on Pittsburgh Pirates' Tony Sanchez (26) during the fourth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
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First Published Apr 14 2014 10:10 am • Last Updated Apr 14 2014 11:46 pm

BREWERS 4, PIRATES 1

MILWAUKEE • The Milwaukee Brewers won their ninth in a row, with Kyle Lohse coming within one out of a complete game Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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At 10-2, the Brewers are off to their best start since going 13-0 to start the 1987 season. This is Milwaukee’s longest winning streak since a nine-game string last April.

Lohse (2-1) gave up four hits and struck out nine in 8 2-3 innings. He fanned five straight in the seventh and eighth innings.

Lohse was pulled with two outs in the ninth after giving up a single to Andrew McCutchen. Will Smith struck out Pedro Alvarez on three pitches to record his first career save.

Charlie Morton (0-1) pitched seven innings as the Pirates lost for the fourth time in five games.

GIANTS 5, ROCKIES 4

SAN FRANCISCO • Brandon Crawford led off the 10th inning with a splash homer to lift the San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies.

Pablo Sandoval homered and Angel Pagan drove in two runs for the Giants.


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Wilin Rosario and Justin Morneau homered for the Rockies, who have lost 15 of their last 18 games in San Francisco.

Crawford turned on the second pitch thrown by Rex Brothers (1-1) and drove it into McCovey Cove for his first career walkoff homer and first splash homer.

Sergio Romo (1-0) pitched a scoreless 10th for the win.

DODGERS 8, DIAMONDBACKS 6

PHOENIX • Adrian Gonzalez homered for the fourth consecutive game and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks for a three-game sweep.

Gonzalez’s three-run shot off Trevor Cahill (0-4) in the third inning gave him 10 RBIs in the series. Matt Kemp and Juan Uribe also homered for the Dodgers.

Dan Haren (2-0) allowed three runs in 5 2-3 innings. Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save.

Mark Trumbo hit a three-run homer and Eric Chavez had a solo shot for the Diamondbacks.

Dee Gordon stole a career-best four bases for the Dodgers.

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