Ramirez capped a three-run third inning with a single to plate
, then hit a two-run double in the seventh to give Pittsburgh a 7-2 lead.
Ramirez matched his career high for hits for the third time this season. It marked the 10th time this year a Pirate has registered four hits in a game.
The 25-year-old nearly homered to lead off the second inning, but All-Star
stuck his arm over the short left field fence to catch the ball. But when Jenkins brough his arm back over, he dropped it and allowed Ramirez to advance to second.
"Aramis had a big night at the plate," Jenkins said. "I didn't really think I had the ball. I just extended myself and when I came back onto the field, I threw the ball out."
(9-7) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings, extending his personal winning streak to four games.
"Tonight I wasn't pitching as well as I'd like," Suppan said. "But when I missed my pitches, I wasn't throwing it down the middle."
Making his second start since being recalled from Class AAA Indianapolis on July 7,
(1-12) allowed five runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out four but failed to win for the 16th straight start.
"The last couple of outings, I thought I threw pretty well," Rusch said. "I feel that I've thrown better since I've come back from the minors. But hey have some pretty good hitters over there."
But with two outs in the third, the Pirates began a rally when Kendall walked and Wilson had a bunt single. Giles followed with a double to right field, which scored Kendall and Wilson and put Pittsburgh ahead, 2-1.
In the fifth,
hit his third triple of the season, which allowed Kendall and Ramirez to score.
"Glendon didn't pitch that bad," Milwaukee manager
said. "He had two outs in that inning where he gave up three runs. Giles hit a good pitch. Ramirez followed that by hitting another good pitch and then Sanders gets one in the gap for the triple."
Yost pulled Jenkins in the sixth after the left fielder complained of back pain.
"Jenkins' back got a little stiff after a fantastic play," Yost said. "I didn't see any reason not to take him out, not to be cautious."