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Braun homers but Brewers drop series opener to Pirates

MILWAUKEE - Ryan Braun homered in the first inning, but the Pirates put up eight unanswered runs and beat the Brewers 8-3 in the opener of a three game series at Miller Park Friday night.


Josh Harrison drove in five runs for the Pirates with a two-run homer, a two-run double and an RBI single.


Combined with the Cardinals loss Friday night, the Brewers lead in the NL Central remains at one and a half games.

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