Pirates

Cervelli’s foot injury fits right in with Miller madness

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Francisco Cervelli is helped off the field by the Pirates' athletic trainers. - GETTY

MILWAUKEE -- There were the usual fumbles, foibles and flukes for the Pirates in Friday’s 3-1 loss at Miller Park, their seventh consecutive in what’s been a miserable venue for the franchise for a decade …

• A 31-year-old rookie Brewers right-hander named Junior Guerra came within an out of his first complete game in affiliated professional baseball.

Keon Broxton, who spent a couple of weeks with the Pirates last September, reached base three times and drove in a run despite starting the night a batting average of .132 and a .250 on-base percentage in 39 major-league games.

Starling Marté’s two-out line drive in the ninth glanced off the head of second base umpire Mike Winters and into center field for a single. (Yes, that one helped the Pirates, but it was still Milwaukee weird.)