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MILWAUKEE -- Prince Fielder closed his glove and completed Milwaukee's first triple play in 10 years. Then he swung his booming bat and ended the game.
"It was fun, especially the way the season is going now for us," Fielder said. "It's always good to have some fun."
The loss dropped the Giants two games behind Colorado for the NL wild-card spot.
Fielder hit his 37th home run, connecting against Merkin Valdez (2-1). The slugging first baseman untucked his shirt before reaching second base and jumped on home plate as his teammates fell over backward in unison in a choreographed celebration.
Fielder's drive gave him career home run No. 151. The triple play, that was No. 1 for him.
"I didn't really notice it until Flip [Lopez] got the ball," said Fielder, who said he had never been part of a triple play at any level of baseball. "I thought, 'Uh oh, it's a triple play.' "
It was the Brewers' first triple play since April 16, 1999, against the Cubs and fifth overall.
"I knew we were going to have a chance," McGehee said. "I was just hoping I wouldn't bounce it to Felipe. I knew we were going to have to hurry. I didn't give him the best feed in the world, but he did a good job of turning it."
San Francisco last hit into a triple play on Aug. 5, 1998, when J.T. Snow did it against the Mets.
"I knew what was going on," Rowand said. "He was just playing right there and got a nice candy hop right on the bag."
"It seemed like there were quite a few going back and forth, people making big plays, keeping the game going," McGehee said.
Milwaukee tied it at 1 in the bottom of the sixth when Lopez walked, moved to second on Ryan Braun's single and scored on McGehee's single.
Mitch Stetter (4-1) pitched the 12th to earn the victory.
San Francisco starter Jonathan Sanchez had another strong outing, giving up a run on six hits and three walks in six innings while striking out nine. He struck out six of the first nine batters he faced, but received a no-decision when he was removed for a pinch-hitter in the seventh.
In 11 starts dating to his no-hitter on July 10, Sanchez is 4-3 with a 2.75 ERA.
"The pitching gave us a chance," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "We just needed someone to come through with a big hit."
Looper came into the game giving up a major league-leading 33 home runs, but kept the ball in the park against the Giants. He pitched seven innings, giving up one run and eight hits. It was the first time in nine starts, and only the sixth time in 29 starts that Looper did not allow at least one home run.
Velez doubled down the right-field line to open the game and scored on Sandoval's single to put the Giants ahead.
|Prince Fielder is king after his solo shot in the 12th inning gives the Brewers a victory over the Giants. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|San Francisco Giants|
|Eugenio Velez, LF||6||1||1||0||0||1||3||.281|
|Edgar Renteria, SS||6||0||2||0||0||0||2||.257|
|Pablo Sandoval, 3B||3||0||1||1||3||1||0||.324|
|Juan Uribe, 2B||5||0||0||0||0||1||6||.275|
|Randy Winn, RF||3||0||2||0||1||0||1||.265|
|Sergio Romo, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Bengie Molina, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.256|
|Bob Howry, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Merkin Valdez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Ryan Garko, 1B||3||0||1||0||0||0||2||.271|
|Travis Ishikawa, 1B||2||0||0||0||0||1||3||.252|
|Aaron Rowand, CF||5||0||0||0||0||0||2||.271|
|Eli Whiteside, C||5||0||1||0||0||1||0||.212|
|Jonathan Sanchez, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.057|
|b- John Bowker, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.200|
|Brandon Medders, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Dan Runzler, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Nate Schierholtz, RF||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.275|
|a-flied out for Romo in the 10th|
|b-singled for Sanchez in the 7th|
|2B - Eugenio Velez (11, Looper), Edgar Renteria (19, Looper)|
|SH - Jonathan Sanchez (6)|
|RBI - Pablo Sandoval (76)|
|Team LOB - 11|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Merkin Valdez (L,2-1)||1.1||2||1||1||0||2||1||4.96|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jonathan Sanchez 100-60, Brandon Medders 21-13, Dan Runzler 11-4, Sergio Romo 19-13, Bob Howry 27-13, Merkin Valdez 23-18|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jonathan Sanchez 2-7, Merkin Valdez 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Jonathan Sanchez 24, Brandon Medders 6, Dan Runzler 3, Sergio Romo 4, Bob Howry 6, Merkin Valdez 6|
|Felipe Lopez, 2B||5||1||1||0||1||3||1||.308|
|Jason Bourgeois, RF||6||0||0||0||0||0||4||.192|
|Ryan Braun, LF||5||0||2||0||1||2||0||.311|
|Prince Fielder, 1B||6||1||2||1||0||2||4||.298|
|Casey McGehee, 3B||4||0||2||1||1||1||2||.298|
|J.J. Hardy, SS||3||0||0||0||2||2||4||.225|
|Jason Kendall, C||4||0||0||0||1||1||5||.241|
|Jody Gerut, CF||5||0||1||0||0||2||2||.212|
|Braden Looper, P||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||.200|
|a- Craig Counsell, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.290|
|David Weathers, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Trevor Hoffman, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Frank Catalanotto, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.286|
|Todd Coffey, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Claudio Vargas, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Corey Patterson, PH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.133|
|Mitch Stetter, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-walked for Looper in the 7th|
|b-struck out for Hoffman in the 9th|
|c-hit a sacrifice bunt for Vargas in the 11th|
|2B - Ryan Braun (31, Medders), Prince Fielder (30, Sanchez)|
|HR - Prince Fielder (37, Valdez)|
|SH - Corey Patterson (1)|
|RBI - Prince Fielder (123), Casey McGehee (50)|
|2-OUT RBI - Casey McGehee (31)|
|SB - Ryan Braun (14, 3rd base off Runzler/Whiteside)|
|Team LOB - 13|
|Mitch Stetter (W,4-1)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||3.83|
|IBB - Sandoval by Braden Looper|
|Pitches-Strikes - Braden Looper 103-62, David Weathers 16-6, Trevor Hoffman 15-9, Todd Coffey 20-12, Claudio Vargas 8-4, Mitch Stetter 13-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Braden Looper 10-8, David Weathers 1-2, Claudio Vargas 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Braden Looper 29, David Weathers 4, Trevor Hoffman 4, Todd Coffey 5, Claudio Vargas 3, Mitch Stetter 3|
|Attendance - 36590|
|Game Time - 3:53|
|Temperature - 74|
|Umpires - Home - Rob Drake, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Mike DiMuro, Third Base - Dale Scott|