PITTSBURGH (AP) Carlos Gomez rounded second, looked over his shoulder and darted for third.
And then, bizarrely, the speedy Milwaukee star stopped. A short rundown later he was trudging back to the dugout, his miscue symbolic of a team that can't seem to get out of its own way at the moment.
The Brewers managed just four hits off Pittsburgh starter Vance Worley, then ran themselves out of a chance to tie the game in the ninth during a 1-0 loss to the Pirates on Sunday. Milwaukee fell 4 1-2 games behind Pittsburgh for the second NL wild-card spot with a week to go.