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PITTSBURGH — Aramis Ramirezs first home run came so long ago he can barely remember it. Giants Derek Holland Jersey . “I know I was just a kid, a 19-year-old kid,” the Milwaukee Brewers third baseman said. Ramirez had three hits, including his 350th career home run, and drove in four runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6 on Tuesday night. Coincidentally, No. 350 came just a short walk from where he hit his first — which also came against his current team. Playing for the Pirates on June 12, 1998, Ramirez took Milwaukees Scott Karl deep at Three Rivers Stadium. The 16-year veteran third baseman helped stake the Brewers to a 5-0 lead in the fifth inning, but the Pirates rallied to tie it in the sixth. But Milwaukee pulled out the win when rookie pinch-hitter Caleb Gindl hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. “If you would have told me back when I was 19 that Id hit at least 350 home runs in my career, I would have taken that,” Ramirez said. “I was a kid then and Im an old man now but it just goes to show you that if you play long enough you can put up some numbers.” The Brewers won their third in four games while handing the Pirates their third straight loss. Pittsburgh dropped 1 1/2 games behind St. Louis in the NL Central after the Cardinals beat Cincinnati 6-1. With the game tied 6-6, Rafael Betancourt hit a one-out double off Bryan Morris (5-7) and took third on Scooter Gennetts single. Gindl then lifted a fly to right that scored Betancourt. Milwaukees Norichka Aoki reached base in all five plate appearances, with two singles and three walks. Jonathan Lucroy added three hits, and Gennett had two. “I like what were doing offensively,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. “That was an outstanding offensive performance.” Pedro Alvarez went 4-for-4 with a walk, and hit his NL-leading 32nd home run for the Pirates. Neil Walker had a three-run homer among his two hits. Andrew McCutchen, Andrew Lambo and Felix Pie also had two hits. Earlier Tuesday, the Pirates acquired right fielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets to bolster an offence that ranks 24th in the major leagues in runs. Both players are expected to join the team on Wednesday. With the Pirates down by a run, McCutchen doubled and Alvarez walked with one out in the ninth, but Jim Henderson held on for his 22nd save in 25 opportunities. Rob Wooten (3-0) allowed Alvarezs homer but pitched 1 1-3 innings for the win. “It was as strange game. Real strange,” Walker said. “Back and forth, back and forth. But it was no different than what weve played all year. Down 5-0, a lot of teams pack it in. But we have a lot of heart and nobodys throwing in the towel until the last out.” Both starting pitchers had rough outings. The Brewers Kyle Lohse gave up five runs and 13 hits in 5 1-3 innings. Pirates All-Star left-hander Jeff Locke was tagged for five runs and eight hits in 4 2-3 innings. Lohse had been 4-1 with a 2.05 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break. Locke has struggled of late, allowing 16 runs and 23 hits in 11 1-3 innings in his last three starts. Over his last seven outings, he is 0-2 with a 7.02 ERA. Alvarez tied it 6-6 by lining a solo home run off the right-field foul pole, snapping a tie with Arizonas Paul Goldschmidt for the league lead. “Alvarez is hot and he just smoked that ball,” Roenicke said. Milwaukee had gone ahead by a run in top of the inning when Ramirez lined a two-out RBI double to centre that scored Lucroy, who had singled. A first-inning run scored when Ramirez grounded into a double play. He hit a solo home run, his eighth of the season, with one out in the fourth. After Lucroy hit a two-out RBI single in the fourth, Ramirez followed with a two-run double that put the Brewers up 5-0. The Pirates came back to tie it with four runs in the fifth and one in the sixth. Pie drove in the first run with a pinch-hit double that bounced off Aokis glove in right field and, one batter later, Walker hit his ninth home run, a three-run shot that carried over the right-field stands. Lohse grabbed his head and shouted an obscenity when Aoki failed to make the play. “You cant afford to give a team like the Pirates second chances and theyll take advantage, which they did because I didnt make pitches after that,” Lohse said. “I let the inning get away from me there but fortunately we were able to still win.” Pie, who remained in the game to play left field, made it 5-5 in the sixth with a run-scoring single but the Pirates were never able to gain a lead. “Its a good win for us,” Ramirez said. “Were in fourth place (in the NL Central) and were not going to playoffs but its fun to play teams that are going to the playoffs. These felt like a playoff game.” NOTES: Pittsburgh LF Starling Marte was examined by hand specialist Thomas Graham on Tuesday and no structural damage was found in his bruised right hand. Marte, on the disabled list since Aug. 19, was told he cant swing a bat for at least two more weeks. . Milwaukee rookie LF Khris Davis 11-game hitting streak ended as he went 0-for-5. . Pirates 1B Garrett Jones did not start but his slump extended to 1-for-34 when he flied out with the bases loaded in the sixth inning as a pinch-hitter. . LHP Tom Gorzelanny (3-5, 3.60) will start for Milwaukee on Wednesday night against RHP Charlie Morton (5-3, 3.42). Giants Madison Bumgarner Jersey . But San Diego had even more trouble against right-hander Tanner Roark, who pitched a three-hitter for the first complete game of his career as the Nationals shut out the Padres 4-0. The 27-year-old set down the first 16 batters before San Diego catcher Rene Rivera, an . Giants Mark Melancon Jersey . Spains victory rendered Frances 3-0 win against Finland meaningless as Spain needed just one point to secure passage to Brazil. Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema scored either side of Joona Toivios own-goal as France advanced to the playoff among the eight best second-place finishers.Paris, France (SportsNetwork.com) – Fourth seed Simona Halep, former finalist Sara Errani and former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova all secured berths in the quarterfinals at the French Open on Monday. The highest-remaining womens seed Halep humbled 15th-seeded American Sloane Stephens, 6-4, 6-3. Stephens couldnt overcome 35 unforced errors on Day 9 of the fortnight. The 21-year-old Stephens, who was the last American standing, mens or womens, is the only woman to have reached the second week at the last six Grand Slam events. The 22-year-old Halep, meanwhile, will now appear in her first-ever French Open quarterfinal. She reached her first Grand Slam quarter at this years Australian Open. Haleps quarterfinal opponent will be the 27th-seeded Russian Kuznetsova, who upended 23rd-seeded Czech Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 to reach her seventh career French Open quarter. Kuznetsova is a two-time major champion, including a Roland Garros title in 2009. She was a runner-up at the French back in 2006. The 28-year-old former world No. 2 secured her first major title at the 2004 U.S. Open. The 10th-seeded gritty Italian Errani landed a bevy of drop shots in upending sixth-seeded former U.S. Open runner-up Jelena Jankovic 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 in just under two hours on the famed red clay. Errani blew a 4-1 lead in the first set when Jankovic stormed back to win four straight games to take tthe lead, at 5-4, but the Italian broke the Serb to level the stanza at 5-5. Stitched Giants Jerseys. Jankovic grabbed another lead at 6-5 and had a set point, but Errani saved it and eventually forced a tiebreak, which she won to assume control of the match. The second set was all Errani, who will now appear in a third straight quarterfinal at this Parisian major. She was the 2012 Roland Garros runner-up to Maria Sharapova. Her round-of-eight opponent will be 28th-seeded German and resurgent former top-10 star Andrea Petkovic, who came from behind to beat Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens, 1-6, 6-2, 7-5. Petkovic reached the quarters here three years ago before missing the 2012 and 2013 French Opens due to injury. She actually considered retiring from tennis after a succession of ailments saw her drop out of the top 10 and plummet all the way down to No. 143. The quarterfinals will commence Tuesday, with a seventh-seeded Sharapova taking on rising Spaniard Garbine Muguruza and 14th-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro battling 18th-seeded Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, who was an Aussie Open semifinalist in January. The Russian star Sharapova lost to Serena Williams in last years Roland Garros finale and completed a career Grand Slam with her lone French Open title two years ago. The Russians Sharapova and Kuznetsova are the only former champions still standing among the ladies. cheap falcons jerseys cheap ravens jerseys cheap bills jerseyscheap bears jerseys cheap bengals jerseys cheap cowboys jerseys cheap lions jerseys cheap texans jerseys cheap colts jerseys cheap jaguars jerseys cheap chiefs jerseys cheap rams jerseys cheap dolphins jerseys cheap vikings jerseys cheap saints jerseys cheap giants jerseys cheap jets jerseys cheap eagles jerseys cheap steelers jerseys cheap 49ers jerseys ‘ ‘ ‘