National League Game Summary - San Francisco at Milwaukee|
(Thursday, August 7)
Final Score: Milwaukee 3, San Francisco 1
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Wily Peralta struck out nine batters in 6
2/3 strong innings to become the first pitcher to reach 14 wins this season,
as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Francisco Giants, 3-1, in the rubber
match of a three-game set.
Peralta (14-6) scattered seven hits and allowed just one run in his fifth
straight winning start. He has not lost since July 8 against the Phillies.
"I have a lot of confidence in Wily (Peralta)," said Brewers manager Ron
Roenicke. "He doesn't seem to lose his stuff when he gets to a point where
most guys do. I looked up there one time and I saw his 98th pitch and it was
98 miles per hour."
Ryan Braun and Khris Davis both had RBI doubles for the Brewers, who have won
eight of their last 11 home games since losing six in a row at Miller Park
from July 7-12.
Jake Peavy (0-3) was solid for the Giants, but only received one run of
support. He let in just three runs over 5 2/3 innings, but gave up nine hits
and walked three in his 12th consecutive losing decision. The former Cy Young
award winner is winless in his last 18 starts with Boston and San Francisco.
"I can't give any more than I'm giving," said Peavy. "You just over analyze
everything when you're in those tight ball games and obviously that's what
I've pitched in so far."
Hunter Pence knocked in the lone run for the Giants, who haven't won a series
against a team with a winning record since taking three of four games against
St. Louis from May 29-June 1.
The Giants loaded the bases in the top of the first, but it was the Brewers
who scored in the home half of the inning. Jonathan Lucroy lined a single to
center that was followed by Braun's double that sent him home.
The Giants tied it up with a run in the fifth. Peavy struck out swinging,
but Peralta's pitch got away from Lucroy behind the plate and the Giants'
pitcher reached first on the wild pitch. Angel Pagan singled before Pence
punched one up the middle, scoring Peavy with an RBI single.
Milwaukee reclaimed the lead for good in the sixth. After Aramis Ramirez hit a
leadoff double to center, Davis hit a line drive down the line in right for
an RBI ground-rule double, due to a fan picking up the ball while it was still
After Rickie Weeks put runners on the corners with a single, Mark Reynolds hit
a sacrifice fly to left to score Davis and put the Brewers up 3-1.
A Pablo Sandoval walk preceded a single by Joe Panik, putting runners on first
and second for San Francisco with two away in the eighth. However, Brandon
Crawford struck out to end the Giants' best chance at a comeback.
Francisco Rodriguez notched his 34th save of the season with a perfect ninth
Peavy's only win of the season came on April 25 when he was with the Red Sox.
His record overall is 1-12 ... Braun now has 66 RBI on the season ... Prior to
the game, the Giants activated Pagan from the 15-day disabled list and
optioned infielder Matt Duffy to Triple-A Fresno. Pagan started in center
field and went 2-for-5 with two singles ... The Giants head to Kansas City
to start a three-game series with the Royals on Friday ... The Brewers finish
their current six-game homestand with a three-match set against the Dodgers
that begins Friday.
08/07 19:45:50 ET