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The stuff? Well, that didnt change a bit for Milwaukee rookie pitcher Freddy Peralta. The 22-year-old handcuffed the Pittsburgh Pirates over six shutout innings and the Brewers held on for a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night.

Peralta (2-0) struck out seven without issuing a walk in his third career start, looking very much like the kid who tied a franchise record by striking out 13 in his major league debut last month. The Brewers sent him down to the minors after his second start to work on his control and he appeared to be firmly in command against the Pirates.

It was normal, you know, Peralta said. Its always, work, you know? I was comfortable today with everything: my pitches, the guys behind me, everything.

Jesus Aguilar finished 2 for 3 and drove in all three runs off Jameson Taillon (4-6). Aguilar hit a two-run shot to the seats in right-center in the first and doubled down the line in left field in the third.

It was important, especially for Peralta, to just give him a lead right away. That way he feels confident http://www.packerscheapstore.com/rashan … rsey-cheap , Aguilar said.

Corey Knebel worked around a two-out walk in the ninth for his seventh save for the first-place Brewers, who ended a three-game losing streak.

Starling Marte hit his ninth home run of the season in the eighth off Milwaukee reliever Jeremy Jeffress to pull Pittsburgh with one. Jordy Mercer had an RBI double in the seventh but Pittsburghs offense mustered little with Peralta on the mound.

The 22-year-old attacked the Pirates high in the strike zone and threw 62 of his 99 pitches for strikes. Only Marte seemed able to generate solid contact. He reached second in the first when Milwaukee right fielder Eric Thames couldnt handle a drive that bounced off his glove near the wall.

Peralta retired Moran on a lineout and settled in.

He made pitches, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. Kept us off balance with the curveball. Attacked. Very aggressive. Good downhill angle from a guy whos not tall in stature. He pitched a lot taller than he was height-wise, and got after it.

Taillon, coming off a solid outing in a win in Arizona last week, had plenty of swing-and-miss stuff he recorded seven strikeouts in five innings but had no answer for Aguilar. Lorenzo Cain led off the game with an infield single and two batters later Aguilar put one in the seats to put Milwaukee up 2-0.

Jesus is a good hitter, Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. Hes been a good hitter since the day we got him. I think hes improving. Hes a hitter that understands pitching. He understands what theyre trying to do to him. Hes got experience now against the league a little bit. The leagues kind of adjusted to him and hes been able to adjust back.

A nearly identical sequence happened in the third. Cain reached on an infield hit and Aguilar laced the ball to left with Cain easily beating the throw home.

Both times hanging breaking balls to Aguilar after an infield hit, he did what he should have done with them, Taillon said.

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Pirates reliever Steven Brault moonlights as the front man in a rock band called The Street Gypsies. He found himself in front of a microphone on Tuesday night, only this time the audience wasnt a night club but PNC Park. The 26-year-old belted out The Star-Spangled Banner before first pitch, delivering on a promise he made to his grandmother.

I think it went pretty well Darnell Savage Jr. Jersey , Brault said. I was a little more nervous than I thought I would be leading into it. I was fine, and then when I started singing, I was like `Oh, this is pretty cool.

TRAINERS ROOM

Brewers: RHP Zach Davies (right rotator cuff inflammation) was scheduled to make a rehab start for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday night.

Pirates: OF Austin Meadows was held out of the starting lineup for a second straight game while dealing with a right foot injury suffered when he fouled a ball off it on Sunday. Meadows entered as a pinch hitter in the seventh and struck out to end the inning with runners on second and third.

UP NEXT

Brewers: Brent Suter will make his first career start against the Pirates in the series finale on Wednesday. Suter is 5-1 with a 3.24 ERA in his last six starts and 7-4 with a 4.30 ERA overall.

Pirates: Chad Kuhl (5-3, 3.76) is unbeaten against Milwaukee, going 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA. The Pirates are 6-0 overall in games Kuhl has started against the Brewers.

CINCINNATI (AP) One of the few bright spots in Cincinnatis offense was Joe Mixon leading the AFC in rushing last season. The Bengals put the run game front-and-center with their first two picks in the NFL draft.A day after taking left tackle Jonah Williams with the 11th overall pick, the Bengals traded down Friday and got Drew Sample from Washington a tight end known for his blocking in the second round.They filled their biggest need in the third round, getting linebacker Germaine Pratt from N.C. State.For the third straight year , they traded down in the second round, dropping 10 spots so Denver could move up and take quarterback Drew Lock, knowing Sample would still be available .The 6-foot-5 http://www.packerscheapstore.com/elgton … rsey-cheap , 251-pound tight end was a key blocker in the Huskies ground-based offense, which he figured could lead to him slipping to a later round. Sample caught only 46 passes with five touchdowns during four years at Washington.I definitely took pride in being able to be a focal point in that regard, Sample said on a conference call. I took pride in opening holes for Myles (Gaskin) and our other running backs. Thats what I was able to do at Washington.Cincinnatis offense finished 26th overall last season, a year after finishing last. The passing game finished 24th in the league, with receiver A.J. Green missing seven games with a toe injury and quarterback Andy Dalton missing five with a thumb injury.Their best player on offense was Mixon, who ran for 1,168 yards with eight touchdowns. The Bengals had the running game in mind when they picked Williams and Sample.We want to be a dominant run offense, offensive coordinator Brian Callahan said. These guys help us do that. They improve that ability.The Bengals were looking to add a tight end at some point in the draft. Theyve brought back Tyler Eifert on another one-year deal after yet another injury-shortened season, this time with a broken ankle. Eifert has played only 14 games in the last three seasons because of back and ankle injuries.C.J. Uzomah had 43 catches for 439 yards with three touchdowns last season and got a three-year extension.The Bengals also were looking to get a linebacker their most glaring need with Vontaze Burfict gone in an early round. Pratt played safety his first two seasons at N.C. State and switched to linebacker his junior year. He started The nerves werent quite so bad this time. The jitters http://www.lionscheapstore.com/austin-b … rsey-cheap , a touch less.

The stuff? Well, that didnt change a bit for Milwaukee rookie pitcher Freddy Peralta. The 22-year-old handcuffed the Pittsburgh Pirates over six shutout innings and the Brewers held on for a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night.

Peralta (2-0) struck out seven without issuing a walk in his third career start, looking very much like the kid who tied a franchise record by striking out 13 in his major league debut last month. The Brewers sent him down to the minors after his second start to work on his control and he appeared to be firmly in command against the Pirates.

It was normal, you know, Peralta said. Its always, work, you know? I was comfortable today with everything: my pitches, the guys behind me, everything.

Jesus Aguilar finished 2 for 3 and drove in all three runs off Jameson Taillon (4-6). Aguilar hit a two-run shot to the seats in right-center in the first and doubled down the line in left field in the third.

It was important, especially for Peralta, to just give him a lead right away. That way he feels confident http://www.packerscheapstore.com/rashan … rsey-cheap , Aguilar said.

Corey Knebel worked around a two-out walk in the ninth for his seventh save for the first-place Brewers, who ended a three-game losing streak.

Starling Marte hit his ninth home run of the season in the eighth off Milwaukee reliever Jeremy Jeffress to pull Pittsburgh with one. Jordy Mercer had an RBI double in the seventh but Pittsburghs offense mustered little with Peralta on the mound.

The 22-year-old attacked the Pirates high in the strike zone and threw 62 of his 99 pitches for strikes. Only Marte seemed able to generate solid contact. He reached second in the first when Milwaukee right fielder Eric Thames couldnt handle a drive that bounced off his glove near the wall.

Peralta retired Moran on a lineout and settled in.

He made pitches, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. Kept us off balance with the curveball. Attacked. Very aggressive. Good downhill angle from a guy whos not tall in stature. He pitched a lot taller than he was height-wise, and got after it.

Taillon, coming off a solid outing in a win in Arizona last week, had plenty of swing-and-miss stuff he recorded seven strikeouts in five innings but had no answer for Aguilar. Lorenzo Cain led off the game with an infield single and two batters later Aguilar put one in the seats to put Milwaukee up 2-0.

Jesus is a good hitter, Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. Hes been a good hitter since the day we got him. I think hes improving. Hes a hitter that understands pitching. He understands what theyre trying to do to him. Hes got experience now against the league a little bit. The leagues kind of adjusted to him and hes been able to adjust back.

A nearly identical sequence happened in the third. Cain reached on an infield hit and Aguilar laced the ball to left with Cain easily beating the throw home.

Both times hanging breaking balls to Aguilar after an infield hit, he did what he should have done with them, Taillon said.

OH SAY CAN YOU SEE

Pirates reliever Steven Brault moonlights as the front man in a rock band called The Street Gypsies. He found himself in front of a microphone on Tuesday night, only this time the audience wasnt a night club but PNC Park. The 26-year-old belted out The Star-Spangled Banner before first pitch, delivering on a promise he made to his grandmother.

I think it went pretty well Darnell Savage Jr. Jersey , Brault said. I was a little more nervous than I thought I would be leading into it. I was fine, and then when I started singing, I was like `Oh, this is pretty cool.

TRAINERS ROOM

Brewers: RHP Zach Davies (right rotator cuff inflammation) was scheduled to make a rehab start for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday night.

Pirates: OF Austin Meadows was held out of the starting lineup for a second straight game while dealing with a right foot injury suffered when he fouled a ball off it on Sunday. Meadows entered as a pinch hitter in the seventh and struck out to end the inning with runners on second and third.

UP NEXT

Brewers: Brent Suter will make his first career start against the Pirates in the series finale on Wednesday. Suter is 5-1 with a 3.24 ERA in his last six starts and 7-4 with a 4.30 ERA overall.

Pirates: Chad Kuhl (5-3, 3.76) is unbeaten against Milwaukee, going 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA. The Pirates are 6-0 overall in games Kuhl has started against the Brewers.

CINCINNATI (AP) One of the few bright spots in Cincinnatis offense was Joe Mixon leading the AFC in rushing last season. The Bengals put the run game front-and-center with their first two picks in the NFL draft.A day after taking left tackle Jonah Williams with the 11th overall pick, the Bengals traded down Friday and got Drew Sample from Washington a tight end known for his blocking in the second round.They filled their biggest need in the third round, getting linebacker Germaine Pratt from N.C. State.For the third straight year , they traded down in the second round, dropping 10 spots so Denver could move up and take quarterback Drew Lock, knowing Sample would still be available .The 6-foot-5 http://www.packerscheapstore.com/elgton … rsey-cheap , 251-pound tight end was a key blocker in the Huskies ground-based offense, which he figured could lead to him slipping to a later round. Sample caught only 46 passes with five touchdowns during four years at Washington.I definitely took pride in being able to be a focal point in that regard, Sample said on a conference call. I took pride in opening holes for Myles (Gaskin) and our other running backs. Thats what I was able to do at Washington.Cincinnatis offense finished 26th overall last season, a year after finishing last. The passing game finished 24th in the league, with receiver A.J. Green missing seven games with a toe injury and quarterback Andy Dalton missing five with a thumb injury.Their best player on offense was Mixon, who ran for 1,168 yards with eight touchdowns. The Bengals had the running game in mind when they picked Williams and Sample.We want to be a dominant run offense, offensive coordinator Brian Callahan said. These guys help us do that. They improve that ability.The Bengals were looking to add a tight end at some point in the draft. Theyve brought back Tyler Eifert on another one-year deal after yet another injury-shortened season, this time with a broken ankle. Eifert has played only 14 games in the last three seasons because of back and ankle injuries.C.J. Uzomah had 43 catches for 439 yards with three touchdowns last season and got a three-year extension.The Bengals also were looking to get a linebacker their most glaring need with Vontaze Burfict gone in an early round. Pratt played safety his first two seasons at N.C. State and switched to linebacker his junior year. He started as a senior and finished as the ACCs top-rated linebacker with 104 tackles and six sacks.The Bengals missed out on a chance to take either LSUs Devin White or Michigans Devin Bush, the top two linebackers available in the opening round. White went to Tampa Bay with the No. 5 pick, and the Steelers swooped in and trade up to No. 10 one pick ahead of the Bengals to get Bush.The Bengals filled their biggest need as the second day of the draft wound down.Doing better now Jace Sternberger Jersey , first-year defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo said. Were thrilled to get Germaine. We were coveting him early in the day and tracking him as the draft goes on.The 6-foot-3, 240-pound linebacker is known for his ability to cover tight ends and receivers in the passing game, a reflection of his two seasons as a safety. Pratt played more like a linebacker at times in his first two seasons at N.C. State.I always knew for me to be successful, I had to switch positions because I wasnt going to be a safety, he said.Pratt will get a chance to start, given the Bengals needs at linebacker. Anarumo thinks he could play middle linebacker or outside because of his versatility.Like with every rookie, we want to see what they do well early so they dont lose confidence, he said.

higans Devin Bush, the top two linebackers available in the opening round. White went to Tampa Bay with the No. 5 pick, and the Steelers swooped in and trade up to No. 10 one pick ahead of the Bengals to get Bush.The Bengals filled their biggest need as the second day of the draft wound down.Doing better now Jace Sternberger Jersey , first-year defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo said. Were thrilled to get Germaine. We were coveting him early in the day and tracking him as the draft goes on.The 6-foot-3, 240-pound linebacker is known for his ability to cover tight ends and receivers in the passing game, a reflection of his two seasons as a safety. Pratt played more like a linebacker at times in his first two seasons at N.C. State.I always knew for me to be successful, I had to switch positions because I wasnt going to be a safety, he said.Pratt will get a chance to start, given the Bengals needs at linebacker. Anarumo thinks he could play middle linebacker or outside because of his versatility.Like with every rookie, we want to see what they do well early so they dont lose confidence, he said.