PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Yovani Gallardo had 10 strikeouts in five shutout innings and the Milwaukee Brewers homered three times to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night.
Ryan Braun, Rickie Weeks and pinch-hitter Jody Gerut hit home runs and Alcides Escobar tripled in consecutive innings for Milwaukee, which has won three straight after a stretch of losing four of five.
Nine of the first 11 Pittsburgh batters that Gallardo (1-2) retired were via strikeout. He allowed three hits and three walks before being lifted after throwing 103 pitches in five innings.
Zach Duke (2-1) allowed each of the Milwaukee homers, ultimately being charged with seven runs and seven hits in five-plus innings. He also walked four and struck out three.
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