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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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jijjhnsn April 21 2014 at 6:51 AM

Bunch of big fools.

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dorc792 April 21 2014 at 12:48 AM

xcellent sportman ship for the young people to see...now next little game will be a all out fight...an they get paid millions to act like this..football players get big bucs wearing a helmut to protect a football...gi joe wears a helmut to protect usa an gets paid squats!!

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im4carcanes April 21 2014 at 12:29 AM

Went to a basebrawl and a game broke out

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baileysno1lala April 21 2014 at 10:09 AM

Pretty pathetic behaviour...some role models they are for anybody!! With all of the money many of them make, perhaps they could invest in some lessons on behaving appropriately!!

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petpetdon April 21 2014 at 12:12 AM

A beautiful day in Pittsburgh and no one in the stands, how pathetic.

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don April 21 2014 at 12:08 AM

The " Boys " of summer earn more in one year than any hard working fan that comes to see them will earn in 10 lifetimes of work. So, here is the solution. The player that started this receives a $500,000.00 fine, and a 35 game suspension at an additional $2,000.00 per game. The guy that is defending himself receives a $100,000.00 fine, no suspension. The coaches that were ejected, receive a $750,000.00 fine with a 50 game suspension at $5,000.00 per game. The teams since the benches cleared receive a $ 5 million dollar fine. And that's all on the first offense. Each time this happens, the fines double. Either you will learn to behave or you'll be broke, and baseball will be out of business. Pull this crap as a ball player and they slap you on the wrist, pull it on the street and you end up in jail. Maybe we need to start putting these STEROID Laced drug addicts in jail right off the field.

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vietnamvet1967 April 21 2014 at 7:50 AM

What a bunch of nothing but kids, like wrestling

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jechandle vietnamvet1967 April 21 2014 at 8:25 AM

If you're referring to pro wrestling, then it's not a sport, but a performance art.

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d.bond4 jechandle April 21 2014 at 9:38 AM

Pro wrestling ? Now there's a real joke.

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NicktheMan April 21 2014 at 7:59 AM

My question is, why is there so much pent up anger with these players? The money that they rake in? Damn, it's only a game. It doesn't change the world. Only thing it changes is that it shows that professional sports are really played by a bunch of sniveling babies.

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eaglephoenix2 April 21 2014 at 11:01 AM

When sportsmanship becomes like a Jerry Springer episode, its time to stop the sports.

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debnaert eaglephoenix2 April 21 2014 at 11:03 AM

LOOK at the majority who play........... look at their background! Their TO stupid for a REAL job...... so they settle for this garbage.

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melanie debnaert April 21 2014 at 11:18 AM

Debnaert -- Racist much?

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mlaurel58 debnaert April 21 2014 at 1:04 PM

"Their To stupid..." Maybe it is you that is.

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rcpaf83 April 21 2014 at 10:15 AM

More BAD behavior by adults !! Dad, keep your kids home lest they learn from very poor examples !!! There is no "sportsmanship" in sports any longer... It's all about I'm tougher than you are !!!! Every person who leaves the bench should be fined $5 MILLION dollars !!! See if that will keep them out of the brawl !!! Little boys in action !!

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