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Edmonds, Braun and Brewers batter Pirates 20-0

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Associated Press
April 22, 2010
— Jim Edmonds, Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers went batty, piling up 25 hits and trouncing Pittsburgh 20-0 Thursday in the most-lopsided loss in Pirates' history.

Milwaukee matched a club mark for margin of victory and set a record for its biggest shutout win.


Prince Fielder hit his first home run of the season and Edmonds, Braun and George Kottaras also connected they were among 10 players with an RBI. The Brewers finished with 12 extra-base hits.


Milwaukee led 10-0 after five innings, then scored six runs in the seventh and four more in the ninth. The rout came a day after the Brewers beat up Pittsburgh 8-0.


Edmonds doubled twice and singled, while Braun added a double and single to drive in five runs. Rickie Weeks doubled twice, singled and scored four times.


Randy Wolf (2-1) pitched six scoreless innings and three relievers finished up. The Brewers won their fourth in a row and handed Pittsburgh its third straight loss.


Daniel McCutchen (0-2) was tagged for six runs and eight hits in 3 2-3 innings. Remarkably, his ERA stayed the same as it was entering the game, 14.73.


The Brewers also won by 20 in 1992 when they beat Toronto 22-2. The Pirates' previous one-sided loss was by 18 runs, done twice.


Milwaukee swept the three-game series and outscored the Pirates 36-1. Pittsburgh has lost eight times this season, by at least six runs each time and 83-13 overall.


Braun hit a three-run homer and a two-run double. Fielder took a while to hit a home run he tied for second in the NL last year with 46.


Wolf allowed six hits and improved his career record against Pittsburgh to 8-1. Claudio Vargas, Manny Parra and Trevor Hoffman each pitched one inning.


Fielder started the scoring with his solo home run to center field in the second inning and Braun's drive in the third made it 4-0.


Fielder hit a two-run single in the fourth off D.J. Carrasco. An inning later, Kottaras homered and Braun doubled for a 10-0 cushion.


Edmonds' homer highlighted a six-run seventh off Joel Hanrahan and closer Octavio Dotel gave up four runs in the ninth.


NOTES: Fielder is playing with a sore left hand, the result of getting jammed by a number of inside pitches in recent days, according to Milwaukee manager Ken Macha. ... Pittsburgh 3B Andy LaRoche (back spasms) missed his fifth straight game. Manager John Russell is hopeful he can play Friday night at Houston. ... Milwaukee is 37-12 against the Pirates over the last four seasons.



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