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Brewers Battery Helps Batter Bucs

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Yovani Gallardo pitched six strong innings and drove in three runs, and Gregg Zaun tied his career highs with four hits and five RBIs as the Milwaukee Brewers extended their mastery of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 17-3 victory Monday night.

Casey McGehee added a grand slam in a nine-run eighth inning that also included a two-run homer by Alcides Escobar and two-run double by Zaun.

The Brewers have outscored the Pirates 53-4 in their last four meetings, including a three-game sweep in Pittsburgh last week in which Milwaukee outscored the Pirates 36-1 -- including a 20-0 win on Thursday.

It was the seventh straight defeat for Pittsburgh. The Pirates have lost to the Brewers 22 straight times at Miller Park and are 12-37 against Milwaukee overall since 2007.

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