Brewers Sluggers Pound Pirates

Prince Fielder hit his 44th home run and Corey Hart also connected to support Yovani Gallardo's six shutout innings, helping the Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 tonight at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

Ryan Braun drove in three runs as the Brewers stayed tied with Chicago for the NL Central Division lead as the Cubs won in Houston.

Milwaukee ended a four-game losing streak in Pittsburgh. The Brewers are 8-and-1 at home against Pittsburgh, but they had lost 13 of 17 and 41 of 60 in PNC Park -- easily the worst record of any opposing team.

Gallardo (8-4) checked the Pirates on six singles while winning his third in a row and fourth in five decisions. He has permitted the Pirates only one run in 13 innings over two starts the last two weeks, beating them 3-2 on August 31st.