Pittsburgh Pirates’ series takeaways vs. Milwaukee Brewers

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Jul 17, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (18) hits a single in the fourth inning during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Pirates entered the All Star break coming off perhaps the greatest series in PNC Park history. They took three out of four games against the St. Louis Cardinals and moved within 2.5 games of first place in the NL Central. The break after the All Star Game and the first game of the second half may only be three days, but when your team is coming off two straight epic wins, it feels like an eternity. The Pirates had to turn their attention to the last place Milwaukee Brewers to start the second half. Would the Pirates be able to keep the momentum gained from the Cardinals’ series?

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