PITTSBURGH — Jameson Taillon didn't have a performance that he wanted to walk away from his last time out. After skipping a start, he got a turnaround Monday, but the Pirates lost, 3-0 to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Taillon gave up six runs on eleven hits in 4.2 innings during his last start on Sept. 7. After 11 days away from the mound, he responded well on Monday.

He gave up two runs on six hits, struck out four and walked one in five innings of work. It still wasn’t an efficient outing, with him needing 92 pitches to get through five frames. Manger Clint Hurdle thought the elevated pitch count was due to Taillon not getting some calls early on.

"There was some swing calls that I thought kind of prolonged the first inning," he said. "When you get that pitch, you could be out of there...

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