Anderson’s arm, Bradley’s bat lead Brewers over Pirates 7-1


Milwaukee Brewers’ Jace Peterson throws to first base to turn a double play after tagging out Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jacob Stallings (58) at second base during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brett Anderson pitched seven effective innings and the Milwaukee Brewers built a big lead early and breezed past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1.

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a leadoff single in the first inning and the Brewers went on to score five times, with every run coming with two outs.

Bradley, who had three hits, tripled and scored in the second as Milwaukee made it 7-0.  Anderson allowed one unearned run and six hits, walking one and striking out three. The Pirates’ run scored on one of three throwing errors by shortstop Luis Urías.

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