Brewers Top Pirates 6-3 for 20th Win

The Brewers win again.

Jeff Suppan won his fifth straight start and J-J Hardy hit a three-run homer as Milwaukee beat the sloppy Pittsburgh Pirates six-to-three tonight.

At 20-and-ten, the Brewers have the best record in the National League. They're ten games over .500 for the first time since 1998.

Suppan allowed two runs and eight hits in five-plus innings. He walked two and struck out five in his shortest outing this season.

Francisco Cordero got the final out with a runner on first for his eleventh save in eleven chances.

Hardy extended his career-best hitting streak to 16 games with an R-B-I single in the first. He's batting .417 during that span including his eighth homer of the season.

The Pirates committed two errors. They also got caught twice in rundowns between third and home in the sixth inning.