PITTSBURGH -- Jason Grilli was bothered more by the single he gave up before the game-winning two-run homer.
Ryan Braun hit two homers, including a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning off Grilli that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 Saturday night.
Braun's home run was a no-doubter to the bullpens in center field and pinned Grilli (0-1) with his second blown save in six opportunities. Jean Segura's two-out single kept the inning going for Braun, who had three hits and three RBIs.
Braun also got the Brewers within a run at 7-6 when he hit a solo homer in the seventh off Tony Watson.
Grilli was perturbed that he allowed Segura's hit on an 0-2 count.
"You can't give up a hit in that situation. You either put him away or waste a pitch," Grilli said. "That bothers me more than the home run. The home run, I can live with. I got a fastball up and Braun is a good hitter. If I do my job one batter earlier then Braun never gets a chance to beat me."
Braun has five home runs this season after being suspended for the last 65 games of 2013 following Major League Baseball's investigation into the Biogenesis drug scandal. The other three homers came in one game on April 8 at Philadelphia as did seven of his 13 RBIs.
Because he has been so prominently associated with performance-enhancing drugs, Braun is jeered wherever he goes. The boos were loud when he stepped into the batter's box in the ninth inning and got even louder as he rounded the bases.
"The booing is just part of the territory and I take it as a challenge instead of personally," Braun said. "If I make an out, it's going to make them but if I get a hit then it's going to give me a good feeling. I'd rather feel good."
Braun and the Brewers were feeling good after raising their record to a major-league-best 13-5, including 5-1 against the Pirates.
Ike Davis doubled, singled and walked in his first game for the Pirates. The first baseman was acquired from the New York Mets in a trade Friday night and received a loud ovation from the home crowd in his first plate appearance.
"I always look to get a knock and a walk in every game, so I'm happy with that and it's a good start with a new team," Davis said. "The fans were great, too. I already feel very welcome here."
NOTES: The Pirates designated 1B Travis Ishikawa for assignment to clear a roster spot for the addition of Davis, activated C Chris Stewart from the disabled list and optioned C Tony Sanchezto Triple-A Indianapolis. ... Pittsburgh SS Jordy Mercer did not play because of a sore left ankle. He was injured Friday night when Milwaukee C Martin Maldonado slid into him at second base while trying to break up a double play. INF Clint Barmes started in Mercer's place. . Brewers 1BLyle Overbay's three-day paternity leave ends Sunday and he will return to the team for the finale of the four-game series. Milwaukee is likely to place OF Logan Schafer, who has a strained right hamstring, on the 15-day disabled list in order to open a roster spot for Overbay. . Brewers RHP Marco Estrada (1-1, 3.06) will face Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole (2-1, 4.74) on Sunday. Estrada is 5-0 in his career against the Pirates with a 2.06 ERA in 11 games, including eight starts.