National League Game Summary - San Francisco at Milwaukee|
(Tuesday, April 16th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 10, San Francisco 8
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Yuniesky Betancourt hit a grand slam in the
third inning and lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-8 win over the San
Francisco Giants on Tuesday.
Carlos Gomez and Norichika Aoki each knocked solo shots while Rickie Weeks and
Jonathan Lucroy had two RBI apiece for the Brewers, who snapped a three-game
losing streak on Sunday with a win over the Cardinals in extra innings.
Brewers starter Wily Peralta lasted just four innings, giving up six runs --
five earned -- on seven hits and three walks. Brandon Kintzler (2-0) earned
the win for Milwaukee. Jim Henderson allowed one run on two hits in the ninth
but picked up his second save of the season.
"It feels pretty good to battle Zito, to make him work," said Lucroy. "Peralta
had to battle ... they're a good team and they can really hit. I think Peralta
was trying to do a little too much. He wasn't sharp but he held them down."
Barry Zito (2-1) was battered, surrendering nine runs in 2 2/3 innings.
Prior to the game, he hadn't allowed a run in 14 innings this season
and won 11 straight games dating back to last season, including the playoffs.
"Baseball is kind of a strange game," said Zito. "I felt better in this game
that I did in the first two games. I have to tip my hat to them."
Pablo Sandoval drove in four runs and Brandon Crawford had a solo home run for
the Giants, who came into the game having won six of their last seven games.
Gomez homered with one out in the second, giving the Brewers the first score
of the night.
The Giants answered in the third, with Angel Pagan knocking a one-out single
to center, plating Crawford, who reached first on a leadoff infield single and
advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Zito. Marco Scutaro grounded into a
fielder's choice to third base but was still able to reach first thanks to a
throwing error by Alex Gonzalez. Sandoval was next to bat with runners on
first and third, and he hit a double deep into center field, scoring both
Pagan and Scutaro.
Peralta singled to leadoff the bottom of the inning. Aoki was hit by a pitch
and Jean Segura had an infield single to load the bases. Weeks then
knocked a ground-rule double, bringing Peralta and Aoki home. Lucroy followed
with a single, scoring Segura and Weeks. Alex Gonzalez and Carlos Gomez both
singled, loading the bases and setting up Betancourt's homer.
Crawford homered with two outs in the fourth to cut the deficit to 9-4.
The Giants tacked on another two runs in the fifth. After an infield single by
Pagan and a walk for Scuatro, Sandoval singled to bring Pagan home. Three
batters later, Brandon Belt hit a sacrifice fly, plating Scutaro.
Sandoval also hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth, plating Nick Noonan, who
reached on a one-out single and the Giants were within two, 9-7.
Aoki homered with one out in the eighth to give the Brewers a three-run lead.
Henderson came to pitch in the ninth. He allowed a leadoff double by Buster
Posey. After striking out Hunter Pence, he allowed a single by Belt, scoring
Posey. Belt then advanced to second on a defensive indifference with two outs,
however, Andres Torres flew out to right to end the game.
Belt had two RBI and a stolen base ... Sandoval has 14 RBI this season ... The
Brewers were 5-for-8 with runners in scoring position while the Giants were 5-
for-13 ... San Francisco left nine runners on base ... Zito had not faced the
Brewers since May 23, 2012, when he allowed eight runs -- four earned -- in
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