The Milwaukee Brewers gain ground in the Wild Card race after pounding Pittsburgh 8-2 Wednesday night at Miller Park. Eric Thames’ 30th home run highlighted a decisive four run third inning for the Crew, as it moved to within three games of Colorado for the final N-L Wild Card while staying two and a half back for the Central Division lead. Chase Anderson won his tenth game against three losses, giving up two runs in five and one third innings while going on three days rest. Andrew McCutcheon hit his 200th career homer for the Pirates, who lost manager Clint Hurdle after he was ejected for arguing a called walk in the first frame. Tyler Glasnow took the loss as the Brewers’ fourth win in five games moved them into sole possession of second in the division, a half game ahead of Saint Louis with Milwaukee idle today (Thursday).