PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Russell Martin had three hits, including a three-run double during an eight-run sixth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled to a 15-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night, handing nemesis Kyle Lohse his first loss since April 1.
Martin's double keyed an inning that increased Pittsburgh's lead to 13-3 and included Jose Tabata hitting two RBI singles and reliever Tyler Thornburg issuing two bases-loaded walks. The Pirates sent 13 batters to the plate.
Lohse (7-2) had won seven consecutive decisions, the longest active streak in the major leagues, but was tagged for eight runs and nine hits in five-plus innings. He had won his last six decisions against the Pirates, dating to 2011.
Brandon Cumpton (1-2) allowed three runs in 5 1-3 innings after giving up 11 runs _ the most by a major league pitcher this season _ in losing his previous start at the Los Angeles Dodgers last Saturday.
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