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Brewers win 9th straight, Lohse beats Pirates
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Milwaukee Brewers' Kyle Lohse pitches to Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte during the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
April 13, 2014, 4:40 pm

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers won their ninth in a row, with Kyle Lohse coming within one out of a complete game Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

At 10-2, the Brewers are off to their best start since going 13-0 to start the 1987 season. This is Milwaukee's longest winning streak since a nine-game string last April.

Lohse (2-1) gave up four hits and struck out nine in 8 2-3 innings. He fanned five straight in the seventh and eighth innings.

Lohse was pulled with two outs in the ninth after giving up a single to Andrew McCutchen. Will Smith struck out Pedro Alvarez on three pitches to record his first career save.

Charlie Morton (0-1) pitched seven innings as the Pirates lost for the fourth time in five games.

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