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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Zach Davies couldn’t hold an early lead and it proved costly to the Milwaukee Brewers.Davies gave up a go-ahead double to Francisco Cervelli in the fourth inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Brewers on Saturday night.Milwaukee lost for just the fourth time in 15 games and dropped 2 1/2 games behind the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs. The Brewers’ lead for the NL’s top wild card was cut to three games over the Los Angeles Dodgers.“The team was there till the end of it Ian Happ Jersey ,” Davies said, even though he was finished after five innings. “The fight’s still there. It’s going to be fighting till the end of the season.”Christian Yelich reached 30 homers for the first time when he connected in the first off Ivan Nova (9-9).“You got to be careful with that guy,” Nova said of Yelich. “I went 1-1 trying to go in off the plate, missed off the plate and guy hit a homer.”Nova wasn’t worried, though.“The game doesn’t end in the first inning,” Nova said. “You got to move on.”Nova gave up one run and four hits in six innings. He retired 17 of the next 20 batters after Yelich’s homer.“He got through six innings pretty easy, really,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “We didn’t get much going on with him as the game progressed.”Nova downplayed any suggestion of the Pirates playing the role of spoiler.“No, you want to finish strong,” he said after helping the Pirates improve to 10-5 against the Brewers this season. “It don’t matter who you are facing, you just want to finish strong. You want to get the job done.”Colin Moran hit a tying RBI double in the second. Pittsburgh scored its final run in the sixth when Starling Marte doubled and came around when Josh Bell stole his first base since June 22 last year, and catcher Erik Kratz’s throwing bounced into center field for an error.Davies (2-6), who had two stints on the disabled list this season caused by right rotator cuff inflammation, made his third start since his latest return to the majors and allowed two runs, three hits and a walk.Rookie Richard Rodriguez pitched the seventh, Kyle Crick followed in the eighth and Felipe Vazquez allowed a pair of singles in the ninth before retiring Mike Moustakas on a lineout and Domingo Santana on a flyout Jose Quintana Jersey , and then striking out Jonathan Schoop. Vazquez has 33 saves in 37 chances, including the longest active streak in the major leagues at 23.TRAINER’S ROOMPirates: Reliever Keone Kela won’t pitch again this season. The right-hander worked a scoreless inning in his last appearance on Sept. 3 at Atlanta. His 52 innings are the most since a career-high 60 1/3 in 2015. “Enough has been accomplished,” Hurdle said of Kela’s high-leverage situations and workload. … C Elias Diaz has not played since leaving the game in Atlanta on Aug. 31 with right hamstring discomfort. He has begun running the bases.Brewers: RHP Jimmy Nelson, on the 60-day DL after right shoulder surgery, is to pitch batting practice at the Brewers’ complex in Phoenix.DOUBLE EJECTIONCervelli was at the plate at the time and reacted angrily to a called third strike by plate umpire Tripp Gibson. Both Cervelli and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle were ejected. Hurdle ran out of the dugout to separate Cervelli and Gibson, and crew chief Brian Gorman kept Hurdle away from Gibson as Cervelli finally left the field.STATS LINEYelich became the ninth player in Brewers franchise history to hit 30 home runs and score 100 runs in a season and the first since Ryan Braun did it in 2012.Yelich has reached in 30 consecutive games, the longest current streak in the NL.UP NEXTBrewers RHP Jhoulys Chacin (14-7, 3.54 ERA) is 0-2 with a 2.28 ERA in four starts against Pittsburgh this season. Pirates RHP Trevor Williams (12-9, 3.28 ERA) is 3-0 in his last four road starts going into Sunday and has not allowed a run in three of the four NEW YORK (AP) — David Wright is scheduled to participate in a simulated game Saturday at Citi Field, the next step for the New York Mets‘ captain as he tries to make a major league comeback from neck, back and shoulder injuries.The third baseman hasn’t played in the big leagues since May 2016. He batted a combined .171 (7 for 41) with one double in 10 games for Class A St. Lucie and two with Triple-A Las Vegas last month before his rehab assignment expired on the final day of August.“Where he got to at the end of the 20 days was not where we thought he needed to be,” Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said Friday. “Honestly, it does get more difficult to foresee a situation where he could come back to that level.”Right-handed reliever Anthony Swarzak, on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, will be among the pitchers to face Wright in the simulated game.“We’re going to put him through the grinder a little bit and we’re going to get to see exactly where he’s at. And more importantly, we’re going to see the next day how he recovers ,” manager Mickey Callaway said. “So, I think that all of our coaches are going to get an eye on him, and I’m sure, from a baseball perspective, we will have some input.”With the season over for New York’s farm-system affiliates, Wright and the Mets are looking for other ways to measure his progress. He’s expected to get six at-bats Saturday and take grounders in the field.“It’s probably not actual game speed, but it’s as close as you can get out there on the field in practice. And we’ll set up some situations where runners might be and have him react and things like that,” Callaway said before the Mets faced the Philadelphia Phillies. “We know that David’s instincts are very good. He’ll probably never lose those. It’s more just, OK, can he do all the fundamental things necessary to go out there and compete in the big leagues? And it sounds like he’s getting close to that.”A seven-time All-Star, Wright is under contract through 2020. He is making $20 million this year and is owed $27 million over the next two seasons.If the Mets reinstate him from the 60-day disabled list, it would likely diminish the amount of insurance money they could collect on his contract.“I think really where we’ve been all along, it’s been a health thing,” Ricco said. “He’s been out for two years. It’s just making sure that when he comes back, that he’s able to physically take the field and perform.”The 35-year-old Wright, who worked out with the Mets before Friday’s game Paul Konerko Jersey , is trying to return from several operations. One was for a cervical disk herniation, another was to repair his right rotator cuff, and he also had a laminotomy procedure on his lower back last October.Despite his chronic spinal stenosis, Wright has maintained he wants to exhaust every attempt at a comeback. But if he’s going to return, he doesn’t want it to be simply for ceremonial reasons — he wants to be able to contribute on the field.“We ran out of minor league games before he was ready. So this is just really continuing his rehab and trying to get him to a place where he can go out there and be ready to play,” Callaway said. “I think we want to put him in a spot where he can go out there and feel like he can do the job, be successful at whatever he’s going to do, whether it’s pinch-hit that day or start, and then come out of it healthy. You know, you never want to put anybody in jeopardy. So I think those two things are our main goal.”NOTES: Callaway said the team would like Swarzak to throw 20 pitches Saturday. If he comes out of the session OK, he would likely be activated in the next day or two. Swarzak has been sidelined since Aug. 4. … Mets catcher Devin Mesoraco received an epidural for a bulging disk in his back, and the club hopes he’ll be able to return in about a week.