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                === Big 8th inning lifts Brewers past Giants ===
 
 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
 series.
 
 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
 margin.
 
 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
 Bochy said.
 
 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
 from Sandoval.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 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 01:44:42 ET

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