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Brewers win in 14th after early brawl with Pirates

Brawl Erupts In Brewers-Pirates Game

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Khris Davis delivered a big hit in a game interrupted by a punch-filled brawl, homering in the 14th inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Sunday.

Ryan Braun hit a tying home run in the ninth for Milwaukee.

Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, Pirates outfielder Travis Snider and Milwaukee bench coach Jerry Narron were ejected after a shouting match quickly escalated into a full-scale fracas in the third.

The problems started when Gomez paused at the plate and flipped his bat to watch his two-out drive off Pirates starter Gerrit Cole. The ball hit the wall and Gomez sped into third base, making a headfirst slide for a triple.

Cole, who was near third base backing up the play, stormed toward Gomez and they exchanged words.

Gomez took a couple steps toward Cole before the benches and bullpens emptied. Milwaukee's Martin Maldonado came from the bench and threw a punch that knocked off Snider's hat.

Snider, who wasn't in the game, and Gomez shoved each other, and the Brewers star fell to the ground. Pirates catcher Russell Martin had to be restrained by teammate Gaby Sanchez as he walked off the field.

Last September, Gomez was in the middle of the bench-clearing brawl after arguing with Atlanta pitcher Paul Maholm while rounding the bases after homering.

The Brewers won their third in a row. Pittsburgh has lost three in a row and five of six.

Davis hit his first homer, connecting for a leadoff shot against Jeanmar Gomez (0-1).

Zach Duke (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings and Francisco Rodriguez got his seventh save.

Cole allowed one run and six hits in a career-high eight innings, striking out six.

Cole appeared to be in line for the win after Jose Tabata's eighth-inning infield single scored Ike Davis to give the Pirates a 2-1 lead. Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke's challenged the call, but the play was upheld.

Braun hit his sixth homer with one out, giving Pittsburgh closer Jason Grilli his second blown save in as many games.

Mark Reynolds hit his fifth home run, a solo drive in the Milwaukee seventh.

Neil Walker homered for the Pirates in the fourth off Marco Estrada.

NOTES: C Chris Stewart went 1 for 6 in his Pirates debut. He missed the start of the season after undergoing arthroscopic right knee surgery last month. ... RHP Wily Peralta (2-0, 1.96) is scheduled to pitch for the Brewers on Monday night at home against the San Diego Padres. ... LHP Francisco Liriano (0-3, 3.96) is scheduled to pitch for the Pirates on Monday night at home against the Cincinnati Reds.


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linwell April 21 2014 at 8:03 AM

What a bunch of overpaid 6 year olds.

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Mike April 21 2014 at 5:32 AM

This is what happens when you ban sex in the locker room.

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Terry April 21 2014 at 9:36 AM

I wish someone would rewrite this story so one can understand it.

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SRJimVal2 April 21 2014 at 4:41 AM

They all get paid WAYYYY too much.

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kubi490 SRJimVal2 April 21 2014 at 6:20 AM

and they have no shame but the public keeps buying tickets to see these gladiators in a coliseum

America at its best displaying what these sports are all about.....to the younger generation

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Brystone kubi490 April 21 2014 at 6:40 AM

Exactly , heck you need to have police force now at little league games....what a disgrace to our deteriorating human race..

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Robert Downey Jr April 21 2014 at 9:52 AM

No room for this in baseball.

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rwc68grad April 21 2014 at 9:54 AM

Where was the sportsmanship? I wish these "professionals" would grow up and be role models for our high school and college athletes.

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Isidro April 21 2014 at 10:04 AM

...idiots! they have no idea what it's like to have to work (physically) for a living , and trying to make ends meet. I don't watch Baseball to see these 'overpayed ' players.

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janka51 Isidro April 21 2014 at 10:10 AM

idiots are the one's who watch sports

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dmueller53 April 21 2014 at 2:31 AM

Gomez appears to have started it all with his gesture at the plate - showing up the pitcher - and ended up on his back, for all to see... MLB players used to have more respect for each other... Not a fan of either team, or BB in general - paying people millions for mediocre performance, or to sit on the bench, and turning 2 hr games into 3 hr games to pay for it turned me off...

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Lettybits April 21 2014 at 12:59 AM

It never ceases to amaze me that when a fan runs on the field during play, the cameras refuse to show it. However, when 2 baseball teams start a bench-clearing brawl, the TV cameras can't get enough coverage of the melee. hiyocrites in sports.

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rcsyes Lettybits April 21 2014 at 1:52 AM

That is correct. The hypocrisy is mind blowing.

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