The pitching staff gave the Milwaukee Brewers plenty of chances to score enough runs to win Sunday's series finale in Pittsburgh, but the undermanned unit couldn't even muster a threat.
Almost seven hours after the first pitch, Russell Martin snuck a ground ball up the middle to score Gaby Sanchez and give the Pirates a 2-1 victory, sending Milwaukee to a season-worst 16 games under .500.
Though a rain delay lasting over two hours forced Kyle Lohse out after 1 23 innings, Tyler Thornburg worked five scoreless innings to get the Brewers into the seventh inning with a 1-0 lead.
"It was a tough game for us," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "You have Lohse pitching, he's been pitching so well that you want him out there. Once we got too long with the rain delay, we didn't want him to go back out. Thornburg came in and did exactly what we needed him to do and gave us the innings. Our bullpen was really good again today."
The Pirates were able to...