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Vance Worley touched up early as Pirates lose to Brewers, 6-0

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On the heels of their first win of 2015, the Pirates couldn't start their first winning streak of the year, instead falling to the Brewers, 6-0, as Milwaukee picked up its first victory of the season.

The Brewers scored five runs in the first four innings off Vance Worley, and the Pirates managed just two hits on the night.

After two hits to start the bottom of the second, Khris Davis' groundout scored Adam Lind. Jean Segura walked, then Hector Gomez smacked a two-run double off the base of the left-field wall.

Segura hit a two-run home run in the fourth. The Brewers' final run came on a Carlos Gomez RBI double in the seventh.

Worley rebounded somewhat from the early trouble, setting down nine straight over the fourth through sixth innings. He finished with four strikeouts and two walks, allowing six runs on seven hits in 6 1-3 innings.

His mound opponent, Jimmy Nelson, had the best start (out of 13) in his career, with nine strikeouts and two walks, allowing two hits in seven innings. He lines up to face the Pirates again on Friday night in Pittsburgh.

The game was out of hand, 5-0 Brewers in the top of the fifth, by the time local fans could see it. With the Penguins on ROOT Sports, MLB Network picked up the game, but not until the conclusion of the Tigers-Indians game. Of course, viewers only missed one Pirates hit in that time -- an infield single by Francisco Cervelli, who promptly got caught stealing.

The Pirates showed a little life with walks by Starling Marte and Pedro Alvarez to start the fifth. Corey Hart then grounded into a double play, swinging at the first pitch he saw.

Hart's first game back in Milwaukee wasn't his best showing. He appeared to stop running on a line drive hit to Segura in the eighth, allowing Segura to throw him out at first after the shortstop had dropped the ball.

Andrew McCutchen sat the game out after leaving Friday night's game late with left knee discomfort, and the Pirates fielded more of a Sunday-type lineup. Jung Ho Kang got his first major league start, going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, and Hart and Lambo got their first starts of the season.