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Lucroy draws ovation as pinch-hitter, Brewers sweep Pirates

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jonathan Lucroy waved his helmet to acknowledge a standing ovation at Miller Park and, in what could be his final appearance for the Milwaukee Brewers, flied out as a pinch hitter Sunday in a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
   
Lucroy turned down a trade to AL Central-leading Cleveland over the weekend. But other teams want the All-Star catcher before Monday's deal deadline, and he has a limited no-trade clause.
   
Lucroy, who made his major league debut with Milwaukee in 2010, batted in the eighth. He faced Felipe Rivero, acquired by the Pirates on Saturday in a deal that sent closer Mark Melancon to Washington.
   
Keon Broxton and Chris Carter hit solo home runs as Milwaukee completed a three-game sweep.
   
Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison exited with discomfort in his right leg after a collision with Broxton on a sacrifice bunt in the sixth.
   
Matt Garza (2-4) gave up one earned run in five innings, ending his four-game losing streak. Jeremy Jeffress earned his fourth save in as many days and his 27th of the season in 28 chances.
   
Francisco Liriano (6-11) allowed four runs in five innings.

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