Ritchie allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings for his first win in more than nine months and Jenkins homered for the first time in nearly 10 months as the
Ritchie (1-1) retired the first 16 batters en route to his first win since July 2, 2002. He scattered five hits and struck out six without a walk against his former team.
"I had a little extra adrenaline going," admitted Ritchie, who went 35-32 in three seasons with Pittsburgh. "I was hitting my spots. The defense played great behind me. Definitely, I had some excellent games here, but now all I can do is continue to go out and do as well as I can."
"Todd pitched well for us for three years that he was here," Pirates left fielder
said. "It just wasn't one pitch he was able to get over for a strike. He had command and seemed to be able to do what he wanted out there."
Jenkins hit a two-run homer off Pirates starter
(1-1) in the sixth. After missing the second half of last season with a dislocated ankle, Jenkins was sidelined the first seven games this season with a sprained left wrist.
Activated from the disabled list before the game, Jenkins' first homer since June 16, 2002 staked Milwaukee to a 3-0 lead.
"It was obviously nice to come back and contribute," Jenkins said. "I wasn't expecting too much, just wanted to get out there and get back in the feel of things. ... I haven't really played any baseball since last June. It was just nice to get out and be with the guys.
"I did work hard in the offseason, and then to be set back with the wrist, sliding like that, that hurt me a little bit."
Fogg, who was traded for Ritchie in December 2001, allowed three runs and four hits in six innings.
"I threw one bad pitch," Fogg said. "You can't make that mistake when the other pitcher is going so strong. We battled back again but came up short again. What you did doesn't matter much when that happens. We'll be all right but can't make the mistakes, and we can't miss our chances."
After losing their first six games of the season, the Brewers have won two in a row.
"Going into spring training, we knew if we pitched good, we'd win some ballgames," Brewers manager
said. "Two excellent-pitched ballgames. ...
was phenomenal, he was on the attack from the first pitch. You saw what he gave us, a great ballgame."
Milwaukee broke on top in the second when
doubled with one out, took third on a groundout and scored when third baseman
threw away a ground ball by
The Brewers left a runner at third in the fifth, but Jenkins padded their lead in the sixth.
singled with one out and Jenkins hit an 0-1 pitch over the center field wall to make it 3-0.
"It was a big boost getting Jenkins back," Yost said. "It was a big lift for the team. You saw his home run, very big in the game. He not only ignites our offense but lights up our clubhouse, too."
"Certainly, it was a key play in the game," Jenkins said. "First game back, being able to help out was nice. I was pretty nervous out there. On the rehab assignment, I didn't feel too good until the last game when I got the two home runs. I guess I brought some of that here."
Pittsburgh had two runners in scoring position in the sixth, but Ritchie retired
on a lineout to end the inning.
"This was a big pick-me-up for me," Ritchie said. "I felt pretty good throughout the entire ballgame and had a lot of confidence going, hitting my spots well, was able to use all my pitches."