MILWAUKEE -- Prince Fielder's single into left-center field on a 1-2 pitch from Tyler Yates in the ninth inning sent Milwaukee to a 2-1 victory against the Pirates tonight at Miller Park.
Yates walked leadoff batter Rickie Weeks in the ninth. J.J. Hardy sacrificed Weeks to second. The Pirates walked Ryan Braun intentionally before Fielder won it.
Paul Maholm had a great start for the Pirates. In eight innings, he allowed four hits, a walk and a run and struck out six.
The Pirates scored in the fifth on doubles by Adam LaRoche and Jose Bautista.