Fresh off a series win in Cincinnati, the Milwaukee Brewers continued to prove they are going to be tough competition for the contenders in the National League Central with a 7-6 hard-fought victory Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
After watching an early 5-0 lead disappear thanks in part to a lost fly ball in the lights, the Brewers battled with the Wild-Card leading Pirates in what turned into a grind-it-out affair.
"We made it a lot tougher than we needed to," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "We played a great game. One play got us, but other than that we played a great game."
The play Roenicke was referring to was the one that changed the course of the game. With two outs and a man on first in the bottom of the fifth inning, Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki pulled up on what seemed to be a routine play. The ball hit off his glove and fell in for what the official scorer ruled an RBI double for Felix Pie.
After Jose Tabata reached on an infield single, Pirates second baseman Nei...