Gallardo leads Brewers over Pirates with 14 Ks
Milwaukee Brewers' Yovani Gallardo pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 15, 2012, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) ORG XMIT: WIJP101 Image by Jim Prisching
MILWAUKEE - Yovani Gallardo struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings and the Milwaukee Brewers used a four-run sixth to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Sunday.
Gallardo (8-6) gave up four hits, including Andrew McCutchen's homer in the fourth.
Gallardo struck out two in every inning except the sixth and the side in the seventh.
A.J. Burnett's nine-game winning streak ended.
McCutchen, who had three of the Pirates' five hits, hit his 21st homer and fifth in the past four games. He also had two singles. He's batting .560 (28 for 50) with seven homers, 19 runs scored and 16 RBIs in past 12 games and leads the majors with a .371 average.