MILWAUKEE — Pinch-hitter Travis Snider homered in the ninth inning to lift Pittsburgh to a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night that clinched the Pirates' first non-losing record in 21 seasons.
Snider drove a 2-2 pitch from Jim Henderson (3-5) over the wall in center for his second pinch-hit home run of the season. He also accomplished the feat against the Chicago Cubs on May 21.
It was victory No. 81 for Pittsburgh, ensuring it will not finish with a losing record for the first time since it was 96-66 in 1992. More important, it boosted the Pirates' lead in the NL Central to two games over St. Louis.
Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his 11th save, striking out Khris Davis with a runner on second to make it four straight wins for Pittsburgh at Miller Park for the first time since 2002. The Pirates lost 44 of 51 games in Milwaukee from 2007-2012.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun