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Brewers 3, Pirates 2 (14 innings)

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PITTSBURGH -- Left fielder Khris Davis' first home run of the season, leading off the top of the 14th inning, lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.

Davis' third hit of the game came off Jeanmar Gomez (0-1) and carried deep into the left-field bleachers.

The Brewers got all their runs on solo homers as left fielder Ryan Braun and first baseman Mark Reynolds also connected.

They were two outs from losing in the top of the ninth inning when Braun hit his sixth home run, a drive to left field off closer Jason Grilli that tied the score at 2-2. On Saturday night, Braun hit a two-run home run off Grilli in the ninth to give Milwaukee an 8-7 win.

The back-to-back blown saves give Grilli three in seven chances after he went 33-for-35 in save opportunities last season.

Zach Duke (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings and Francisco Rodriguez worked a scoreless ninth to remain a perfect 7-for7 in saves.

Reynolds led off the eighth inning with his fourth home run to tie the game at 1-1 and ruin Pirates starter Gerrit Cole's bid for his first career shutout.

Reynolds, Braun and second baseman Scooter Gennett each had two hits for the Brewers.

Pirates second baseman Neil Walker had three hits, including his sixth homer, a solo shot in the fourth inning off right-hander Marco Estrada that opened the scoring. Cole and third baseman Josh Harrison added two hits each.

Left fielder Jose Tabata's two-out RBI infield single off left-handed reliever Will Smith in the bottom of the eighth inning gave the Pirates a brief 2-1 lead but they could not put the game away.

Cole pitched a career-high eight innings and surrendered only one run and six hits with one walk and six strikeouts.

Estrada allowed only one run and six hits in six innings while walking none and striking out four. Though he did not factor in the decision, Estrada remained unbeaten against the Pirates in nine career starts.

The benches and bullpens cleared in the top of the third inning when Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez slid into third base with a triple then had words with Cole.

Gomez stood at home and watched his long drive to center field, believing it was a home run. Instead, the ball bounced high off the fence and Cole appeared to take exception to Gomez admiring his hit.

Gomez threw his helmet in the direction of Cole during the ensuing melee and was ejected along with Pirates reserve outfielder Travis Snider and Brewers bench coach Jerry Narron.

NOTES: Milwaukee 1B Lyle Overbay returned from his three-day paternity leave and OF Logan Schafer was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. ... Pittsburgh SS Jordy Mercer did not start for a second straight games because of right ankle soreness. ... Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez and Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez both got their first days off of the season after starting 18 consecutive games, but both entered the game in extra innings. ... C Chris Stewart made his Pirates' debut a day after being activated from the disabled list as he spelled C Russell Martin. Stewart, who was acquired from the New York Yankees in an offseason trade, had arthroscopic right knee surgery March 19. ... Milwaukee returns home to open a three-game series Monday night against the San Diego Padres with RHP Wily Peralta (2-0, 1.96) facing RHP Andrew Cashner (2-1, 1.27). ... Pittsburgh begins a four-game home series against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night with LHP Francisco Liriano (0-3, 3.96) opposing RHP Mike Leake (2-1, 2.95).

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