National League Game Summary - Milwaukee at San Francisco|
(Saturday, May 5th)
Final Score: San Francisco 5, Milwaukee 2
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Madison Bumgarner tossed seven innings of
one-run ball and the San Francisco Giants topped the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-2,
in the middle test of a three-game set at AT&T Park.
Bumgarner (5-1) gave up just six hits and one walk while striking out five.
Javier Lopez finished off the eighth after Guillermo Mota served up a leadoff
home run and Santiago Casilla tossed a scoreless ninth to record his fifth
save of the season.
Bumgarner also added an RBI double. Buster Posey finished 2-for-4 with an RBI
single, while Hector Sanchez, Conor Gillaspie and Brett Pill had an RBI apiece
for the Giants, who snapped a four-game skid.
"We have to keep going out there and playing with determination," Giants
outfielder Angel Pagan said. "We have to keep that same momentum and keep
playing hard and we'll be fine."
Ryan Braun cracked a solo homer and Alex Gonzalez added an RBI single for the
Brewers, who have dropped three of their last four contests.
Randy Wolf (2-3) was tagged for four runs on nine hits while striking out
three and did not walk a batter over six full frames.
With the game tied at one, the Giants took the lead for good in the sixth,
plating three runs to jump out to a 4-1 lead. Melky Cabrera started the rally
with a bang as he crushed a triple off the wall in left-center field and
scored on a single by Posey.
Pill then drove home Posey with a double to deep center and Joaquin Arias
followed with a base hit into left to put runners on the corners. After
Sanchez grounded out, Gillaspie hit into a fielder' choice, which allowed Pill
The Brewers got a run back when Braun led off the eighth by crushing a
sinker that was up from Mota over the wall in left, but San Francisco got it
right back in the home half of the eighth.
After Posey whiffed and Nate Schierholtz grounded out, Arias sent one on the
ground to third and reached on a throwing error by Aramis Ramirez. The error
would prove costly for Milwaukee as Sanchez followed by hammering a sinker
from Tim Dillard for a double to deep center field to score Arias.
"They were smoking the balls and they happened to be perfectly placed which
allows them to get that extra base," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "It's
a lot different when you have a guy on second base versus a guy on third. You
pitch differently and play the infield differently. They're splitting the gaps
Earlier, Milwaukee opened the scoring in the second inning when Ramirez began
the frame with a double deep to left and scored on a single up the middle by
Gonzalez two batters later to give the Brewers the early advantage.
San Francisco answered with the tying run in the fifth. Sanchez started the
inning with a double over the head of center fielder Norichika Aoki. After
Gillaspie flew out, Bumgarner drove home Sanchez with a double down the left-
field line to tie the game at one.
Bumgarner won his fifth straight start and improved to 11-1 over his last 13
outings on the shores of McCovey Cove.....Milwaukee fell to 6-9 on the road
this season...Gonzalez left the game in the second inning with an injury to
his right knee...Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez will be placed on the 15-day
DL after suffering a strained left hamstring in Friday's game...In celebration
of Cinco de Mayo, the Giants wore their Gigantes jerseys. San Francisco has
posted an 8-3 record when wearing these jerseys...San Francisco is hitting
just .254 at home this season.
05/05 21:12:41 ET