The red hot Pittsburgh Pirates defeated Milwaukee 4 - 2 Thursday to complete a four game series sweep. The Pirates have now won five straight and 11 of their last 13. They trail the first place Brewers by just three game in the National League Central.
In other games Thursday, the Mets defeated the Saint Louis Cardinals 3-2 and it was the Yankees over the Seattle Mariners 4 – 1.
The Phillies had the day off. Friday night they will open a three game home series against the Milwaukee Brewers starting at 7:05. Coverage on the WHLM stations begins with the pregame show at 6:30.
In golf, three Americans are tied for the lead after the first round of the Open Championship in Southport, England. Finishing five under par were Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepke and Matt Kuchar.