(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Milwaukee Brewers have gained ground in the National League playoff race by blanking the Pirates 3-0 in Pittsburgh. The Crew is now three and a half games behind Central Division leading Chicago with 12 to play — and they’re two in back of Colorado for the final N-L Wild Card as the Cubs and Rockies were both idle Monday. Ryan Braun hit his second homer in three games, and Neil Walker and Travis Shaw both had R-B-I singles as the Brewers won for only the second time in eight games at P-N-C Park this season. Brent Suter gave up five hits in five scoreless innings to improve to 3-2, and Corey Knebel earned his 36th save while Pirates’ starter Jameson Taillon dropped to 7-7 with the loss. Pittsburgh has now lost eleven of its last 12, and the two teams will face each other again tonight.