PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pinch-hitter Russell Martin singled home the winning run in the 14th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates earned their ninth straight victory, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Sunday.
The Pirates extended their longest winning streak since 2004, when they took 10 in a row. Pittsburgh reached the midpoint of its season with the best record in the majors at 51-30.
Reliever Vin Mazzaro pitched five perfect innings for the Pirates. Andrew McCutchen hit a tying single in the Pittsburgh eighth.
The game was delayed for 2 hours, 20 minutes in the second inning.
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PHOTO: A young baseball fan wears a yellow poncho as he waits out a rain delay in the baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)