MILWAUKEE -- Two of Milwaukee's star players came through Saturday night and helped the Brewers end a pair of losing streaks.
Sheets (7-7) struck out eight in his ninth career complete game.
"About time," Sheets said of his first complete game since Oct. 2 against St. Louis. "I finally got one. That's a long time. I was just going in hoping I could get someone out."
Pinch-hitter Wes Helms added a three-run homer in the eighth for the Brewers, who snapped a three-game losing streak and won for the first time in 12 home games against the Giants. Milwaukee's last home win against San Francisco was April 15, 2001.
Giants starter Jason Schmidt (7-6) had allowed just one hit through 5 1/3 innings before consecutive singles by Rickie Weeks, Lyle Overbay and Carlos Lee loaded the bases. Jenkins followed with a three-run double into the right-field corner, making it 4-1.
"It obviously was a big hit," Jenkins said. "It was a big time in the game."
Schmidt said he got off his game plan.
"Instead of staying with my strengths, I got cute with them and they ended up hitting me," Schmidt said. "I felt I had really good stuff tonight, but that one inning killed me."
Schmidt had won his four previous starts against the Brewers but was outpitched by Sheets, who retired 11 in a row at one point.
"He was pretty nasty today," Giants manager Felipe Alou said. "We scored one run before he got going and after that he was really good."
Schmidt allowed four runs and five hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in seven innings.
Helms' home run in the eighth came off reliever Jason Christiansen, who walked two batters before Helms came to the plate.
"Any time you can add on runs, that's big," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "That was icing on the cake."
That was all the Giants could get off Sheets, who improved to 1-2 lifetime against San Francisco. Sheets, who threw 116 pitches -- 84 strikes -- pitched at least six innings for the 11th straight start.
"Ben was as good as he has been," Yost said. "He pitched a very, very good game. It's hard to get better than that. His fastball was high as 97 mph."
The win ensured Milwaukee its first winning month this season. The Brewers are 15-12 this month, their first winning July since 1999.
|Players of the Game|
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|San Francisco Giants|
|Omar Vizquel, SS||4||1||2||0||0||1||0||.296|
|Michael Tucker, RF||3||0||0||1||0||2||1||.260|
|J.T. Snow, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||2||1||.267|
|Moises Alou, LF||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.328|
|a- Lance Niekro, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.280|
|Ray Durham, 2B||4||0||2||0||0||0||0||.303|
|Pedro Feliz, 3B||3||0||0||0||0||1||2||.270|
|Mike Matheny, C||4||0||1||0||0||1||2||.253|
|Jason Ellison, CF||3||0||1||0||0||0||2||.279|
|Jason Schmidt, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||2||.111|
|b- Edgardo Alfonzo, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.295|
|Jason Christiansen, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jeff Fassero, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-grounded out for Alou in the 9th|
|b-flied out for Schmidt in the 8th|
|2B - Ray Durham (23, Sheets)|
|3B - Omar Vizquel (4, Sheets)|
|SF - Michael Tucker (3)|
|RBI - Michael Tucker (32)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Jason Schmidt (L,7-6)||7||5||4||4||2||8||0||4.56|
|HBP - Weeks (by Jason Schmidt)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jason Schmidt 120-77, Jason Christiansen 21-9, Jeff Fassero 10-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Schmidt 6-7, Jason Christiansen 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Jason Schmidt 29, Jason Christiansen 4, Jeff Fassero 2|
|Brady Clark, CF||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||.319|
|Rickie Weeks, 2B||3||1||1||0||0||1||1||.251|
|Lyle Overbay, 1B||4||1||1||0||0||0||1||.286|
|Carlos Lee, LF||3||2||1||0||1||0||1||.266|
|Geoff Jenkins, RF||3||1||1||3||1||0||0||.280|
|Bill Hall, SS-3B||3||0||0||0||1||1||2||.269|
|Russell Branyan, 3B||3||0||0||0||0||2||2||.269|
|a- Wes Helms, PH||1||1||1||3||0||0||0||.282|
|J.J. Hardy, SS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.213|
|Chad Moeller, C||3||1||0||0||1||2||2||.216|
|Ben Sheets, P||3||0||0||0||0||3||1||.000|
|a-homered for Branyan in the 8th|
|2B - Brady Clark (24, Schmidt), Geoff Jenkins (25, Schmidt)|
|HR - Wes Helms (3, Fassero)|
|RBI - Brady Clark (39), Geoff Jenkins 3 (49), Wes Helms 3 (15)|
|2-OUT RBI - Wes Helms 3 (7)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|Ben Sheets (W,7-7)||9||6||1||1||0||8||0||3.26|
|HBP - Feliz (by Ben Sheets)|
|WP - Ben Sheets (5)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ben Sheets 116-84|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ben Sheets 3-16|
|Batters Faced - Ben Sheets 34|
|Attendance - 38462|
|Game Time - 2:34|
|Temperature - 80|
|Umpires - Home - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Bruce Froemming, Third Base - Jerry Meals|