Brewers 4, Giants 3: Pinch hitter Blake Lalli’s slicing fly ball with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning found the gap in deep left-center as host Milwaukee downed San Francisco for the second straight game.
Jonathan Lucroy opened the ninth with a sharp single and Carlos Gomez's infield hit moved pinch runner Josh Prince into scoring position with one out. Santiago Casilla (1-1) intentionally walked Yuniesky Betancourt to load the bases and Lalli delivered a single over the head of a drawn-in Gregor Blanco in left.
Jim Henderson (2-0) worked around a walk in the ninth to collect a win for the Brewers, who have already registered three wins in their final at-bat.
Milwaukee jumped ahead on Betancourt’s solo homer in the third and stretched its lead to 3-0 in the fifth with Gomez’s RBI triple and Betancourt’s sacrifice fly. The Giants knotted it up in the sixth as Angel Pagan pushed across a run with a single and Hunter Pence tacked on a two-out, two-run single.
Starters Ryan Vogelsong and Milwaukee’s Kyle Lohse posted nearly identical numbers, with each pitcher leaving after seven innings and the scored tied at 3. Vogelsong allowed five hits and struck out five while Lohse permitted six hits and fanned six.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Milwaukee LF Ryan Braun, who entered Wednesday mired in a 1-for-17 slump, finished 0-for-1 but drew three walks. … The Giants fell to 31-15 on the road since last year’s All-Star break. … Lucroy was responsible for the previous two walk-off hits for the Brewers.