Taylor Jungmann pitched seven efficient innings in debut; Brewers top Pirates 4-1

PITTSBURGH — Taylor Jungmann pitched seven efficient innings in his major league debut to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night, June 9th.

Jungmann allowed one run on three hits, striking out five against just one walk as the Brewers won for the fourth time in their last five games. Jason Rogers and Aramis Ramirez each hit solo homers and drove in two runs for Milwaukee. Francisco Rodriguez worked a perfect ninth for his 12th save.

Starling Marte's 12th home run was the only mistake by Jungmann. The 25-year-old struggled recently at Triple-A but retired 13 straight at one point to send the Pirates to their second straight loss. Francisco Liriano (3-5) kept pace with Jungmann until the seventh, when a leadoff walk to Ryan Braun started a two-run rally that pushed the Brewers in front to stay.