Burnes cruises, Brewers top Bucs for 9th straight win
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Corbin Burnes went beyond seven innings for the first time in the majors, helping the Milwaukee Brewers match their longest winning streak in seven years with a 7-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The NL Central-leading Brewers have won nine in a row for the first time since April 4-13, 2014, outscoring opponents 66-23 during the streak.
Burnes allowed one run on four hits with five strikeouts in a career-high 7 1/3 innings.
He lasted seven innings twice before in the majors, once this season against the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 6.