Ashby, Brewers beat Pirates 6-0 to split doubleheader
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Aaron Ashby and three relievers combined on a four-hitter, Rowdy Tellez hit a long home run and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 to split a day-night doubleheader.
Ashby pitched four innings in his thid career start, falling one inning shy of qualifying for his first major league win.
Kevin Newman tied a major league record with four doubles and the Pirates rolled over the Brewers 14-4 to snap their eight-game losing streak in the opener.
Newman doubled in each inning from the third through the sixth in the seven-inning game.
The Brewers got a home run from Avisail Garcia in the second game, setting a new career-high with 21 on the season.
With the split, Milwaukee maintained its eight-game lead on Cincinnati in the NL Central.