71
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      Gallardo, Brewers have rough night, Pirates win

      Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
      Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
      MILWAUKEE (AP) - Yovani Gallardo gave up too many hits. And even when the Milwaukee fielders got the ball, they didn't help.Gallardo was knocked around for six runs and the NL Central-leading Brewers committed three errors Friday night in an 8-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates."We played poor on defense and didn't pitch well," manager Ron Roenicke said. "We didn't get a lot of hits off (Jeff) Locke, but we had a lot of baserunners out there. We just didn't get the big hit when we needed it."Gallardo (8-7) lasted just five innings, allowing eight hits and three walks."I was not throwing balls where I wanted to, and obviously they were up in the zone," he said. "Those kind of things can't happen."Said Roenicke: "Yovani didn't throw the ball well, but we never really gave him a chance to get into a rhythm.""The first five runs they scored, we gave to them. You can't do that," he said,Josh Harrison homered, doubled, single and drove in a career-high five runs for Pittsburgh, which had lost nine of 12 going into this series.With this win, Pittsburgh now trails Milwaukee by five games.Locke (5-3) pitched six innings, giving up two runs and two hits. He walked six, but was able to strand five runners.Ryan Braun's two-run homer in the first inning gave Milwaukee a 2-0 lead. It was his 16th home run of the season, but just his second since July 22 as he's been slowed by a sore thumb.Pittsburgh came right back in the second for 3-2 lead, taking advantage of Gallardo's wildness as he issued two straight walk after an error by third baseman Aramis Ramirez. Jody Mercer hit a sacrifice fly and Harrison lined a two-run double.The Pirates made it 4-2 on Neil Walker's RBI triple in the third and Harrison singled home a run in the fourth.Andrew McCutchen hit his 18th home run of the season leading off the fifth. It was his third game since coming off the disabled list because of a rib fracture and it was his first home run since he hit two against Cincinnati on July 12.Harrison hit a two-run homer in the eighth.