Milwaukee 8, San Francisco 5

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 1:10 PM
Location - Miller Park
Temperature - 67°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 37691

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 2
Milwaukee 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 23-21 12-10 11-11 L1
Milwaukee 18-26 11-13 7-13 W1

Recap


Brewers 8, Giants 5:
Aramis Ramirez hit a three-run double and Jonathan Lucroy added a two-run home run as Milwaukee avoided a three-game sweep by beating visiting San Francisco in the series finale.

The Brewers won for just the second time in eight games despite losing starting pitcher Marco Estrada to a right hip flexor injury in the first inning. Estrada pulled up lame while running out a two-run double in Milwaukee's six-run first and couldn't continue.

Five relievers were needed to finish the job for the Brewers, with Jose Veras (3-1) striking out three in two perfect innings to earn the win. John Axford struck out two in a perfect ninth for his seventh save.

Milwaukee scored all eight runs in the first two innings against Barry Zito (3-2), who gave up four earned runs on five hits and four walks over three innings.

Ramirez opened the scoring with a base-clearing double, Cesar Izturis added an RBI groundout and Estrada ripped a two-run double down the left-field line to cap the big first inning. Lucroy hit his two-run blast in the second.

The Giants got back into it on Hector Sanchez's three-run double in the third and added a pair of runs in the fourth on Brandon Crawford's RBI single and Melky Cabrera's RBI double. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cabrera has hit safely in seven straight games and leads the majors with 64 hits. … Milwaukee's Ryan Braun had his 11-game hitting streak snapped with an 0-for-4 day. … The Giants begin a four-game series at Miami on Thursday, while Milwaukee travels to face Arizona in a three-game set starting Friday. … Giants C Buster Posey, who had RBIs in six consecutive games entering the day, pinch hit in the eighth and drew a walk. … Giants OF Angel Pagan has hit safely in 32 of his last 34 games and 36 of 44 games this season. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   Milwaukee
Barry Zito Player Marco Estrada
Loss W/L No Decision
3.0 IP 1.0
3 Strikeouts 2
5 Hits 0
12.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
San Francisco   Milwaukee
Joaquin Arias Player Jonathan Lucroy
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 6
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 9 0 11 .243 16 15 5 3 1 2
Milwaukee 10 1 16 .303 18 8 8 5 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Brewers have a W/L % of .353 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Giants have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .524 after a loss.