Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 6/29/13
As the Pittsburgh Pirates continue to roll, the Milwaukee Brewers find themselves in another slide. Alone atop the NL Central, the Pirates look to extend their longest winning streak in nine seasons to eight games while trying to hand the Brewers a fourth consecutive defeat Saturday night. Pittsburgh (49-30) won six straight to conclude a 7-2 trip, then used a seven-run second inning to win 10-3 in Friday's opener to take a one-game division lead over St. Louis. Owners of the best record in the majors, the Pirates have averaged 7.0 runs and clubbed 14 homers during the seven-game run - their longest since winning 10 straight from June 26-July 5, 2004. "We're just playing really well," rookie pitcher Gerrit Cole told the Pirates' official website after he became the first Pittsburgh pitcher to win his first four career starts in more than a century Friday. "Nothing crazy. When you play with that swagger, you put a lot of pressure on the other team." Andrew McCutchen homered and...
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