Brewers unable to sweep Pirates, fall 2-0 in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Charlie Morton scattered three hits in 7 1-3 innings to remain unbeaten in his return from hip surgery as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Wednesday night.

Morton (4-0) struck out six and walked three to win his fourth straight start since coming off the disabled list last month. He didn't allow a hit until Aramis Ramirez led off the fifth with a single up the middle.

Pedro Alvarez hit his 10th homer of the season. Jordy Mercer and Jung Ho Kang added three hits apiece for the Pirates. Mark Melancon worked a perfect ninth for his 19th save.

Kyle Lohse (3-7) dropped his third consecutive decision while falling to 0-3 against Pittsburgh this season. He gave up an RBI single to Starling Marte in the first and a 438-foot homer to Alvarez leading off the second.

Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun went 0 for 2 before leaving in the top of the sixth with dizziness.