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Edmonds, Braun and Brewers batter Pirates 20-0

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Jim Edmonds, Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers went batty, piling up 25 hits and trouncing Pittsburgh 20-0 Thursday in the most-lopsided loss in Pirates' history.

Milwaukee matched a club mark for margin of victory and set a record for its biggest shutout win.

Prince Fielder hit his first home run of the season and Edmonds, Braun and George Kottaras also connected — they were among 10 players with an RBI. The Brewers finished with 12 extra-base hits.

Milwaukee led 10-0 after five innings, then scored six runs in the seventh and four more in the ninth. The rout came a day after the Brewers beat up Pittsburgh 8-0.

Edmonds doubled twice and singled, while Braun added a double and single to drive in five runs. Rickie Weeks doubled twice, singled and scored four times.

Randy Wolf (2-1) pitched six scoreless innings and three relievers finished up. The Brewers won their fourth in a row and handed Pittsburgh its third straight loss.

Daniel McCutchen (0-2) was tagged for six runs and eight hits in 3 2-3 innings. Remarkably, his ERA stayed the same as it was entering the game, 14.73.

The Brewers also won by 20 in 1992 when they beat Toronto 22-2. The Pirates' previous one-sided loss was by 18 runs, done twice.

Milwaukee swept the three-game series and outscored the Pirates 36-1. Pittsburgh has lost eight times this season, by at least six runs each time and 83-13 overall.

Braun hit a three-run homer and a two-run double. Fielder took a while to hit a home run — he tied for second in the NL last year with 46.

Wolf allowed six hits and improved his career record against Pittsburgh to 8-1. Claudio Vargas, Manny Parra and Trevor Hoffman each pitched one inning.

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Fielder started the scoring with his solo home run to center field in the second inning and Braun's drive in the third made it 4-0.

Fielder hit a two-run single in the fourth off D.J. Carrasco. An inning later, Kottaras homered and Braun doubled for a 10-0 cushion.

Edmonds' homer highlighted a six-run seventh off Joel Hanrahan and closer Octavio Dotel gave up four runs in the ninth.

NOTES: Fielder is playing with a sore left hand, the result of getting jammed by a number of inside pitches in recent days, according to Milwaukee manager Ken Macha. … Pittsburgh 3B Andy LaRoche (back spasms) missed his fifth straight game. Manager John Russell is hopeful he can play Friday night at Houston. … Milwaukee is 37-12 against the Pirates over the last four seasons.

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