PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Andy LaRoche, Garrett Jones and Ronny Cedeno homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates won for only the second time in their past 14 games, 9-5 over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.
The Pirates scored a total of four runs during a four-game losing streak and did not homer in their just-completed five-game trip. But eight of nine starters had hits Monday, seven scored and seven had at least one RBI.
Mike Cameron and Price Fielder homered for the Brewers, who failed to get back to .500 and fell seven games behind Colorado in the NL wild card.
Kevin Hart (4-2) earned his first win as a Pirate in three starts since being acquired in a trade with the Chicago Cubs on July 30. He allowed four runs and nine hits in six innings, striking out four.
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