Ryan Braun homered in the ninth inning to tie it, then Khris Davis hit a home run in the 14th that put Milwaukee ahead for good. Yet those were hardly the big blows that attracted all the attention Sunday in the Brewers’ 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, Pirates outfielder Travis Snider and Milwaukee bench coach Jerry Narron were ejected after a shouting match quickly escalated into a punch-filled brawl in the third. ”I was just doing my job.” The problems started when Gomez paused at the plate and flipped his bat to watch his two-out drive off Pirates starter Gerrit Cole.

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Ryan Braun already was being booed loudly and that was before he hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning. Braun hit two homers, including a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 Saturday night. That was the case when he stepped to the plate in the ninth inning and hit the go-ahead drive to center field off Pirates closer Jason Grilli (0-1), his second blown save in six opportunities. I’d rather feel good.” Braun and the Brewers were feeling good after raising their record to a league-best 13-5, including 5-1 against the Pirates.

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PITTSBURGH — Right fielder Ryan Braun’s two late-inning home runs rallied the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.

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NEW YORK — In a span of two months, Atlanta Braves right-hander Aaron Harang has gone from unemployed to indispensable — and almost unhittable. Harang threw seven no-hit innings Friday night and combined with two relievers on a one-hitter as the Braves routed the New York Mets 6-0 at Citi Field. Harang, who turns 36 next month and is playing with his seventh big league team, never threw a no-hitter. But Friday marked the second time in four starts this season he carried a no-hitter into the seventh, and he surely would have been given a chance to pursue the Braves’ first no-hitter in 20 seasons if he didn’t require 121 pitches to get through seven innings — including 49 in his final two innings of work.

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PITTSBURGH — After trying all winter and throughout spring training to add a left-handed hitting first baseman, the Pittsburgh Pirates finally got their man on Friday night as they acquired Ike Davis from the New York Mets. The Pirates traded minor-league reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named for Davis. “Obviously, it’s a little weird,” Davis said after the announcement before the Mets’ game on Friday night against the Atlanta Braves. “I’ve been with the Mets’ organization for a long time and made some really good friendships and stuff like that.

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A 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday gave Cincinnati its first consecutive victories and winning series this season. Johnny Cueto pitched one of the best games of his career, a three-hitter for his third shutout with a career-high 12 strikeouts. ”Our expectations are nothing short of going to the playoffs,” shortstop Zack Cozart said. ”It’s early in the season.” In a sense, Cincinnati’s season is just getting started.

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Case in point, the rule came into play in two recent games involving American League West teams. Seattle Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley had a particularly tough time with the rule in a 3-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field on Saturday. First baseman Brandon Moss’ apparent flyout in the third inning turned into an RBI single when Ackley dropped the ball during the transfer. However, Moss was called out for passing third baseman Josh Donaldson, who thought the ball was caught and retreated to first.

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MILWAUKEE – After two rough outings to open the season, St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller might have found his groove. Miller, a 23-year-old fireballer in his second full season, continued his mastery of the Brewers, holding Milwaukee to a run and three hits as St. Louis extended its winning streak to four games with a 6-1 victory on Monday night at Miller Park. “That looks more like Shelby,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. There were a couple times where I know (catcher Yadier Molina) went out and talked to him like he was trying to amp it up a little bit, but for the most part, when he did back off the ball even jumped a little better.”

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