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      Brewers win 7th straight, top Pirates 4-2

      Mark Reynolds
      Mark Reynolds
      MILWAUKEE (AP) - Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer that backed Wily Peralta, and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to seven with a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.Francisco Liriano befuddled the Brewers with his slider over the first three innings before Ramirez sent a 1-2 fastball over the left-field wall for a 2-0 lead.At 8-2 on the year, the Brewers are off to their best start since opening with 13 wins in 1987.Peralta (1-0) allowed four hits in seven innings, but gave up a two-run homer to Neil Walker in the seventh.Francisco Rodriguez struck out the side in the ninth for his third save.Liriano (0-2) struck out seven over six innings. He also gave up a homer in the fifth to Mark Reynolds.