Final Score: Milwaukee 6, San Francisco 1
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Norichika Aoki capped a four-run eighth
with a two-run single and the Milwaukee Brewers took advantage of a sloppy
inning from the Giants to win, 6-1, in the third installment of a four-game
It could be a costly victory for the Brewers. Second baseman Rickie Weeks
grabbed his left hamstring while grounding out in the eighth inning and was
helped off the field. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Weeks suffered a
strained hamstring and it's possible he could go on the disabled list.
Khris Davis homered and pinch-hitter Martin Maldonado singled in a run in the
ninth, but the big play came in the eighth on Madison Bumgarner's error.
Davis singled and Yuniesky Betancourt doubled to put two runners in scoring
position. Jeff Bianchi legged out an infield hit for a run when shortstop
Brandon Crawford double-clutched before making a throw on a routine play.
Pinch-hitter Logan Schafer bunted, but Bumgarner's low throw to third base
deflected off the glove of Pablo Sandoval and went through his legs into foul
territory. Betancourt scampered home and Bianchi went to third. After Weeks
grounded out, Santiago Casilla gave up Aoki's two-run hit to center for a 4-1
Marco Estrada, who was activated off the disabled list, allowed one hit over
the first five innings for the Brewers. Bumgarner (11-7) gave up five hits and
four runs in seven-plus frames.
The Giants had only three hits and lost for the fourth time in five games.
They gained a 1-0 lead in the seventh, but should have had more runs if not
for Davis' scintillating catch in left.
"We played really good defensively. Timely hitting, we got some breaks. Those
are good wins for us because it doesn't happen very often," Roenicke said.
Crawford walked and Brandon Belt singled. The runners moved up on a wild pitch
before one run scored on Buster Posey's sacrifice liner which Davis made a
diving catch to prevent a second run from scoring.
"That was a game-changer. We still got a run out of it. That hurt us probably
as much as anything too. It was a different ball game," Giants manager Bruce
Davis homered to left off Barry Zito with one out in the ninth, and
Maldonado's hit to right plated Bianchi.
Alfredo Figaro (2-3) threw two innings to get the win.
There was more great defense by the Brewers, specifically from center fielder
Carlos Gomez. He robbed Posey of a hit by crashing into the wall in left-
center in the first, then made a leaping grab in the fifth to take a hit away
The Brewers opened a spot for Estrada by optioning second baseman Scooter
Gennett to Triple-A Nashville ... Bumgarner had a nine-start streak broken in
which he allowed two earned runs or fewer ... The Giants have gone 11
consecutive home games without hitting a home run.
08/08 01:44:24 ET
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