Hoffman blows another save as Pirates snap skid at Miller Park with 7-3 win
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ryan Doumit hit a grand slam and Ronny Cedeno had a solo homer in a five-run ninth inning to help the Pittsburgh Pirates snap a 22-game losing streak in Milwaukee with a 7-3 victory over the Brewers on Tuesday night.
Cedeno crushed the second pitch from Trevor Hoffman (1-2) over the wall in left to tie the game. After Andrew McCutchen struck out, Andy Laroche singled for the fourth time and Lastings Millege doubled. Garrett Jones was walked intentionally before Doumit drove a 2-0 pitch into the second-tier of the bleachers for his second career grand slam.
Home runs have been Hoffman's downfall in all three blown saves. He's now given up five of them with the win on the line. His ERA skied from 9.00 to 13.50.
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