Brewers Thankful to See Pittsburgh Pirates on Their Schedule

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Brewers Thankful to See Pittsburgh Pirates on Their Schedule
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When a major league team goes through a rough stretch in its schedule, it’s sure nice to play a few games against a team that it has beaten with regularity.

Those “slump-buster” matchups can reverse a losing streak real quick.

It seems as though the Milwaukee Brewers have found their “slump-buster” in the form of the division-rival Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Pirates beat the Brewers for only the second time in five outings this season on Tuesday night, and needed 12 innings to do it with a 4-3 win at home. Last year, the Brew Crew won 11 of 15 games between the NL Central rivals and in 2011, the Brewers went 12-3 against the Bucs.

Since 2010, the Brewers have won 39 of 53 games against Pittsburgh for a .736 winning percentage.

However, that is not the most dominating matchup over the past three-plus seasons that we’ve seen in the majors. The Chicago White Sox hold that distinction with a lopsided 26-5 record against the Seattle Mariners since 2010 (.839 winning percentage).

Here’s a look at the most dominating matchups in the majors since 2010 with a minimum of 20 games played in head-to-head games since 2010 to qualify for this list.

Dominant matchups in Major League Baseball since 2010

Chicago White Sox 26-6 (.839) over Seattle

Philadelphia 17-4 (.810) over Colorado

Arizona 16-4 (.800) over Houston

Texas 19-5 (.792) over Houston

Los Angeles Dodgers 19-6 (.760) over Pittsburgh

Milwaukee 39-14 (.736) over Pittsburgh

Philadelphia 16-6 (.727) over San Diego

Toronto 16-6 (.727) over Minnesota

New York Yankees 18-7 (.720) over Cleveland

San Francisco 18-7 (.720) over Houston

Texas 18-7 (.720) over Cleveland

Cincinnati 40-16 (.714) over Chicago Cubs

Tampa Bay 17-7 (.708) over Minnesota

Atlanta 40-17 (.702) over Miami

Philadelphia 14-6 (.700) over Milwaukee

Looking at the Brewers' all-time record against their opponents, you might think that they have the best all-time record against the Pirates. The Brewers are 137-102 (.573 winning percentage) against Pittsburgh, which ranks second in their head-to-head records.

The Brewers have their best head-to-head record against the Toronto Blue Jays since 1969, having gone 160-116 against Toronto for a .580 winning percentage.

Third on the list are the Texas Rangers. The Brewers are 184-157 against the Rangers all-time for a .540 winning percentage. 

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