MILWAUKEE (Ticker) --
lost his no-hit bid but won the game as the
held off the
Franklin (9-10) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but with one out,
hit his 2-2 pitch over the left field wall.
After completing the frame for his longest outing since July 2, Franklin finished the night with one run and two hits allowed. The lefthander struck out seven and walked three.
"I didn't notice (the potential no-hitter) until the fourth," Franklin said. "That's when I saw some guys scooting further down the bench. I was a little upset about (the homer). The fans were really into it. That's what made it a lot greater."
accounted for all of the Brewers' offense, hitting a two-run shot and a solo shot, his fifth and sixth homers of the season. Podsednik has nine RBI in his last six games.
"I'm not going to hit the ball out of the ballpark consistently," said Podsednik, who had his first career two-homer game. "I'll run into one every now and again, but to hit two in a game is quite a night for me."
In the eighth inning,
relieved Franklin. After getting
to pop out, he got into trouble by walking
and allowing a ground-rule double by
to load the bases with one out, but Wilson struck out swinging.
, and the Brewers called upon lefthander
, who issued a run-scoring walk before striking out J.J. Davis to end the inning.
"We had an opportunity," Pirates manager
said. "We just didn't get the big hit. They certainly battled and hung in there. They just couldn't get the hit."
led off the ninth with a shot off Milwaukee closer Dan Kolb that left fielder
caught at the wall. After
reached with an infield single, Kolb struck out Kendall and got Reboulet to ground out to pick up his 11th save.
(5-7) took the loss, allowing three runs and six hits in five innings. The righthander struck out six and walked three.