Figueroa (2-0) walked two and struck out three, earning his second win in as many starts since being recalled from Class AAA Nashville. Last season, he was 1-7 in 30 appearances with the Brewers.
"When you throw strikes, you have a chance," Pirates manager
said. "At Colorado, he didn't hit his spots. But I was very pleased with the way he threw tonight. He challenged the hitters."
staked the Brewers to a 2-0 lead with an RBI single in the first and a leadoff homer - his 33rd of the season - in the fourth. But the Pirates rallied for three runs off
(7-9) in the fifth, taking advantage of catcher
's throwing error.
"Kinney lost his command a bit, but he kept us in the game," Brewers manager
said. "We had chances but didn't get the key hit."
"There were a couple situations where I didn't make a quality pitch," Kinney said.
put away the game with a three-run homer in the seventh, his 15th. The ball looked foul off the bat but hit the left field foul pole.
got six outs for his first save since April 12, 2000 as a member of the
. He escaped a jam in the eighth with minimal damage, allowing just one run by getting Sexson to ground into a double play with runners on the corners and none out.