homered and the
won for only the second time in their past 14 games, 9-5 over the
on Monday night.
The Pirates scored a total of four runs during a four-game losing streak and did not homer in their just-completed five-game
trip. But eight of nine starters had hits Monday, seven scored and seven had at least one RBI.
and Price Fielder homered for the Brewers, who failed to get back to .500 and fell seven games behind Colorado in the NL wild
(4-2) earned his first win as a Pirate in three starts since being acquired in a trade with the
on July 30. He allowed four runs and nine hits in six innings, striking out four.
The Pirates entered the game having lost 17 of their previous 20 and on an eight-game home losing streak. They fell behind
tripled to lead off the game - extending his hitting streak to 12 games - and
followed with an RBI single.
Pittsburgh homered in the next two innings. LaRoche hit his sixth, a solo shot with one out off
Jones' homer - on the first pitch he saw in the third after Young had singled - was his 13th but only second with a runner
on, and first in eight games. Jones was promoted to the majors on June 30 but leads all rookies in home runs.
The Pirates added three runs in the inning on RBI singles by
and Hart and a double by
Cedeno's third homer, to left with Milledge aboard, gave Pittsburgh a 9-5 lead in the seventh after Milwaukee had come back
within two runs.
The Brewers trailed 6-1 heading into the fourth but Fielder lined the second pitch of the inning into the elevated seats in
right field, his 31st homer.
With two outs and
on second in the sixth, Cameron hit his 17th homer - only his second since July 29.
's RBI single in the bottom of the inning pushed the Pirates' lead back to three runs before Fielder added an RBI single in
In four innings, Villanueva allowed six runs and 11 hits. He fell to 0-3 since being inserted into the rotation on July 28
and has lost his last seven decisions.
NOTES: The Pirates set their rotation after being rained out Sunday. RHP
will pitch Tuesday against the Brewers, followed by LHP
on Wednesday. ... Cameron and Fielder have nine-game hitting streaks. ... Pittsburgh's only other victory since Aug. 1 - a
7-3 win over Colorado on Aug. 11 - had been the only time since then the team had scored at least seven runs.