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Pirates take game three against Brewers 8-7


PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Brandon Moss hit Pittsburgh's season-high fifth homer of the game leading off the ninth inning and the Pirates won a series against Milwaukee for the first time in nearly two years, rallying to beat the Brewers 8-7 on Wednesday.

The Pirates had lost 17 games in a row to Milwaukee and their previous seven series against the Brewers before taking two of the three, including an 8-5 decision Monday that ended the longest losing streak by one major league team against another in 39 years. Milwaukee won 2-0 on Tuesday.

Ryan Doumit homered twice and Garrett Jones and Andrew McCutchen also went deep -- all three connected in the third inning -- as every Pirates homer was a solo shot.

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