Brewers look to keep streaking vs. Pirates

The Brewers have won 12 in a row over the Pirates, the longest active winning streak in the Majors by one team over another. They have also won 15 in a row at home against Pittsburgh, which is also the longest active streak in the majors. Braden Looper will look to extend those streaks to 13 and 16 games tonight.

The lineups:

PIRATES
Nyjer Morgan  CF
Freddy Sanchez  2B
Craig Monroe  LF
Adam LaRoche  1B
Eric Hinske  RF
Andy LaRoche  3B
Jason Jaramillo  C
Brian Bixler  SS
Jeff Karstens  RHP

BREWERS
Rickie Weeks  2B
Corey Hart  RF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Mike Cameron  CF
J.J. Hardy  SS
Bill Hall  3B
Jason Kendall  C
Braden Looper  RHP

Here’s another statistical nugget from the Brewers: Since the start of 2006, Looper is 11-2 with a 2.58 ERA in 24 April appearances, 14 of them starts. Only two pitchers have more April wins over that span: Toronto’s Roy Halliday (13) and Boston’s Josh Beckett (12).
 

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