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Ike Davis has pair of hits in Pirates debut

Ike Davis of the Pittsburgh Pirates walks in

Ike Davis of the Pittsburgh Pirates walks in the dugout prior to his Pirates debut against the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park on April 19, 2014 in Pittsburgh. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Vincent Pugliese

PITTSBURGH -- A day after the Mets traded Ike Davis, he had a pair of hits in his Pirates debut, an 8-7 loss to the Brewers Saturday night.

Davis received a loud ovation from the home crowd in his first plate appearance.

"I always look to get a knock and a walk in every game, so I'm happy with that and it's a good start with a new team," he said. "The fans were great, too. I already feel very welcome here."

In his first at-bat in his new ballpark, Davis hit a two-out double and scored on Neil Walker's single in the second to tie it at 1. Davis walked in his second at-bat and scored on Travis Snider's two-run single to cap a five-run fourth as the Pirates took a 6-4 lead.

Davis singled in the fifth and struck out in the seventh.

Davis' debut was in line to be a win until Ryan Braun hit his second home run of the game, a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning to lift Milwaukee.

"It's a game we probably shouldn't have won,'' Braun said, "but good teams find a way to win a game like this and I think we're proving to everyone that we've got a pretty good team."

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