(0-1) and promptly threw an 0-1 pitch that Podsednik drove over the right-center field fence for his fourth homer of the season.
"It's always good to win a ballgame," said Podsednik, who also had an RBI double in the seventh. "That's four (homers) I got this year. Even though I don't hit too many being at the top of the batting order, I try to set things up. I did that a couple of times today and I think that helped the whole team get settled in."
A Rookie of the Year candidate, Podsednik tied a career high with four hits to raise his batting average to .305. He also drove in four runs.
"Beimel was matched up with a guy he should have been able to control," McClendon said. "He didn't throw his good breaking ball. I didn't like the matchup leaving Lincoln in. Podsednik is not a guy that's normally going to put it out of the park."
(3-3) retired the side in order in the eighth for the win.
Dan Kolb allowed the Pirates to load the bases in the ninth before getting pinch hitter
on a fly ball to end the game for his eighth save in as many opportunities.
The Pirates took a 4-3 lead in the seventh when
' connected off Valerio de los Santos for his 26th homer. They had tied it earlier in the inning when rookie
grounded into a double play.
Hernandez hit a two-run homer in the fourth.
pitched six innings in his National League debut and allowed two runs and six hits. Davis had been in the minors after signing with Milwaukee on July 14.
"I felt good out there," said Davis, who walked four and struck out five. "The only thing I didn't like was too many walks."
worked seven innings and allowed three runs and eight hits. The Brewers, who won for just the fifth time in 14 games, took a 2-0 lead on RBI singles by
in the second and third, respectively.