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.

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