Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run homer and an RBI double Sunday, July 7, to help the Pittsburgh Pirates edge the visiting Milwaukee Brewers 6-5.
Kevin Newman had an RBI single and Adam Frazier had three hits to give him 18 in July for Pittsburgh, which has won five of seven.
Jesus Aguilar hit a two-run homer and a solo shot, and Keston Hiura added two-run homer for the Brewers, who have lost five of six.
Pittsburgh starter Joe Musgrove pitched six-plus innings, giving up three runs on five hits, with five strikeouts and a walk.
Francisco Liriano (3-1) allowed one base runner in an inning of work. Felipe Vazquez got the final four outs for his 20th save.
Milwaukee starter Chase Anderson went four innings, giving up two runs and five hits, with four strikeouts and a walk.
Yelich out of HR Derby
Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman was selected Sunday, July 7, as a Home Run Derby replacement for Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich.
Chapman, 26, entered Sunday's game at Seattle with a team-high 21 home runs and 52 RBIs.
The first-time All-Star chose his father, Jim, to be his pitcher for the Monday, July 8, competition in Cleveland.
Yelich, who leads the majors with 31 home runs, did not participate in the contest due to a back injury, according to the MLB Twitter account.
Yelich was held of Milwaukee's starting lineup Sunday against Pittsburgh to get some rest. There was no word on whether he will compete in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 9.
Arcia fine after collision
Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia avoided a serious left shoulder injury after being involved in a scary collision in Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Arcia was held out of the starting lineup Sunday despite assuring everyone that he was feeling fine. He was carted off Saturday after the collision with second baseman Keston Hiura.
"His head went right into my shoulder," Arcia told reporters through a translator. "That was the main thing that was bothering me at the moment. Right away it hurt, but I kind of felt like it wasn't as bad. It was more the shock of it.
"They did all the tests afterward and everything came out negative. Everything feels good right now."
Milwaukee promoted infielder Mauricio Dubon from Triple-A San Antonio for the day to make sure the team wasn't short-handed on the final day prior to the All-Star break.
Arcia is expected to be the starter when the Brewers resume play against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, July 12.
Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell was pleased to see Arcia in good spirits on Sunday. In fact, Arcia was used as a pinch hitter in the fifth inning and lined out to center field.
Arcia is batting .239 with 12 homers and 37 RBIs in 87 games this season.
Dubon was batting .307 with 14 homers and 42 RBIs in 83 games at San Antonio.
The Brewers optioned right-hander Burch Smith to San Antonio to open up the roster spot. Smith is 0-1 with a 7.04 ERA in four appearances for Milwaukee.