finally found a way to beat the
- and showed some fight in the process.
homered to help Pittsburgh end a 17-game skid against Milwaukee with an 8-5 victory Monday night.
''It's not something you think about, but you pick up the stat sheet and find out about it pretty quick,'' Young said. ''It's
always good to get a doughnut off the board, especially after 17 losses to them.''
had three hits and scored two runs for Pittsburgh, which snapped the major's longest losing streak against a single opponent
in 39 years. The
won 23 straight against the
Kansas City Royals
Both benches and bullpens cleared during the eighth in another episode in the running feud between the two teams.
went 4 for 4 in his Milwaukee debut and
hit a two-run homer in the Brewers' three-run ninth. Lopez was acquired from the
Milwaukee committed three errors in their third loss in four games.
hit Pirates reliever
with a pitch in the eighth, leading to both teams coming on the field. It was Karstens' first appearance against Milwaukee
since he hit Braun on April 27 after the slugger homered in his previous at-bat, prompting the All-Star outfielder to say
after the game ''We play them about 17 more times. Tell Mr. Selig, we'll see what happens.''
Karstens glared at Smith after being hit in the left upper arm and was restrained by jawing catcher
. With the rest of the players on the field, Kendall needed to be held back by burly slugger
as he and Pirates pitching coach
yelled at each other.
''I was fine until (Kerrigan) started yelling at me,'' said Kendall, who kept intentionally mispronouncing Kerrigan's name.
''I can take a lot, but I'm not going to get yelled at.''
had been hit earlier in the game, and the Pirates'
was hit by a pitch during that April series in Milwaukee.
was visibly agitated after the win.
''They had a chance to get (Karstens) the game he pitched,'' Russell said. ''For them to wait two months, they hit two or
three guys in between. ... For them to do it now, I don't understand that. They made such a big deal out of it, but they had
their opportunity. And then to wait until they're getting beat and do it tonight, I didn't really understand what the reasoning
is behind that.''
No players were ejected, but Brewers manager
said he expected both teams to get warnings before Tuesday's game.
''It's part of the game that I don't condone and don't enjoy,'' Macha said. ''Who knows what's going to happen?''
''I was kind of expecting it,'' said Karstens, who was fine physically after the game. ''They felt like they did what they
had to do, I guess.''
Pittsburgh got off to a fast start after the game was delayed 2 hours and 10 minutes due to rain.
hit an RBI single before Young connected for a three-run shot to make it 4-1.
Jones hit a solo shot in the sixth for his eighth of the season in only his 15th game and 59th at-bat. He has homered in five
of his past seven games and has a hit in 11 of his past 12 contests.
(2-3) lasted just three innings for Milwaukee, allowing six runs, four earned, and six hits in his fifth start of the season.
He has given up 16 runs over 12 2-3 innings in three starts this month.
''Tonight wasn't a very good start for him, let me put it that way,'' Macha said.
(8-7) wasn't sharp but won for the third time in his past 11 starts. He allowed seven hits and walked two, but limited the
Brewers to two runs in five innings.
''I can't speak for everyone, but I know I was excited about having the chance to end our losing streak against them,'' Ohlendorf
said. ''I'm glad we were able to. I'm sure it will help us play a little more relaxed against them the rest of the series.''Karstens
pitched three innings to extend the Pittsburgh bullpen's scoreless streak to 19 2-3 innings.
's RBI double and Braun's 17th homer in the ninth.
NOTES: Lopez wasn't in the original starting lineup because he wasn't expected to arrive at the park until 6 p.m. As the rain
delay progressed, Macha inserted him into the leadoff spot. ... The Brewers outscored the Pirates 111-49 during the winning
streak. ... Twelve of Jones' 18 hits have been for extra bases.