PITTSBURGH, PA (WSAU-TSN) - Russell Martin drove in four runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates routed the Brewers, 15-5, in the opener of a three-game set on Friday.
Martin, who hit a three-run double during an eight-run sixth inning, finished 3-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored. Jordy Mercer supplied three RBI, including a home run, for the Pirates, who have won four of their last five.
Brandon Cumpton (1-2) earned the win after allowing eight hits and three runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Khris Davis had two RBI for Milwaukee. Kyle Lohse (7-2), who entered the game with wins in his last seven decisions, was pounded for eight runs on nine hits across five-plus frames.