Brewers rout Pirates

Casey McGehee hit a two-run homer in a run second inning as Milwaukee pounded Pittsburgh, 11-4, in the third game series from PNC Park.

Nyjer Morgan finished with four hits, drove in two runs and scored twice for the Brewers, who continued their month-long hot streak and won for the 24th time in 28 games.

Ryan Braun went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI and two runs scored, and Jonathan Lucroy posted three hits and knocked in a run for Milwaukee, which maintained a healthy lead in the NL Central.

Marco Estrada (4-8) allowed seven hits and two runs over seven innings for the win.

Ronny Cedeno collected three hits and Neil Walker added two with an RBI for the Pirates, who continued their second-half slide by recording their eighth loss in 12 tries.

Recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis prior to the contest, Ross Ohlendorf (0-1) was torched for 11 hits and seven runs --four earned -- over five full frames.