PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have been the best team in baseball over the past three months. But there are still a couple of mountains left for them to climb.
No progress was made toward scaling any peaks Tuesday night at Miller Park. Pirates ace Gerrit Cole, who came to this moment with a 2.44 ERA, was knocked around for four runs in the first inning by the fourth-place Brewers. The Brewers won, 7-4.
Mike Bauman is a national columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.