Walker’s HR powers Pirates past Brewers

Updated: September 2, 2013

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Neil Walker clubbed a three-run homer in the
seventh inning to help the Pittsburgh Pirates reclaim sole possession of first
place in the NL Central with a 5-2 over the Milwaukee Brewers in the opener of
a three-game series at Miller Park.

Jose Tabata finished with three hits and two RBI for the Pirates, who moved
one game ahead of St. Louis in the division standings. The Cardinals lost to
the Reds in Cincinnati earlier Monday.

Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton (7-3) gave up two runs — one earned — on
seven hits and two walks over seven innings.

Norichika Aoki and Jean Segura each had two hits atop the Brewers’ lineup,
while starter Tyler Thornburg (1-1) allowed two runs on six hits and walked
three in six full frames.