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Bumgarner gets win, RBI 2B for Giants

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SAN FRANCISCO -- After going four straight games without holding even a single lead, the San Francisco Giants were hoping for a big performance from Madison Bumgarner. He delivered with his arm and bat.

Bumgarner shut down Milwaukee for seven innings and added an RBI double to win his eighth straight home start, helping the Giants snap a four-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Brewers on Saturday.

"He gave us what we needed," manager Bruce Bochy said. "When you have a losing streak like this, you need someone to go out there and have a game like he did. He has a lot of confidence going right now."

Buster Posey and Brett Pill added RBI hits in a three-run sixth inning against Randy Wolf to give Bumgarner (5-1) all the support he needed as the Giants ended a season-worst losing streak.

The Brewers got NL MVP Ryan Braun back in the lineup after he missed Friday's series opener with a sore right Achilles and he hit a solo homer in the eighth inning. But Milwaukee lost shortstop Alex Gonzalez to what appears to be a serious right knee injury earlier in the game in the latest stroke of bad luck to hit the team this week.

"We have to keep playing and get through these tough injuries," manager Ron Roenicke said. "We still have a good club. Randy did a nice job today until the last inning when they got to him but I thought he threw the ball well. We faced a tough pitcher today and scrapped out a couple."

The Giants had not led a game at any point during their recent skid and struggled early against Wolf (2-3), putting just one runner in scoring position in the first four innings.

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Bumgarner finally helped them break through in the fifth inning after Hector Sanchez led off the inning with a double. Bumgarner then tied the game at 1 when he lined a one-out double into the left-field corner.

"That kind of got us out of the little funk we were in," Bumgarner said. "We tacked a couple more on. That was nice."

San Francisco broke it open with three runs in the sixth. Melky Cabrera started the rally by tripling for the second straight day and Posey followed with a single through a drawn-in infield. Pill then doubled into right-center with Posey scoring when Norichika Aoki took a bad angle on the ball. Pill later scored on Conor Gillaspie's groundout to make it 4-1.

Bumgarner left after a scoreless seventh, allowing one run and six hits to lower his home ERA to 1.00 during his current winning streak.

"He was on today," Giants center fielder Angel Pagan said. "He's the kind of guy I don't want to face. He's very tough. When he's on the mound every time, he's like a lion, he's ready to compete and win a ballgame."

Guillermo Mota allowed Braun's eighth homer in the eighth before Sanchez added an RBI double in the bottom half for San Francisco. Santiago Casilla closed for his fifth save in as many chances.

The Brewers have had a stretch of injuries this week, starting on Tuesday in San Diego when they lost first baseman Mat Gamel to a torn ACL in his right knee. Braun left early the next day and missed Friday's series opener against the Giants. Outfielder Carlos Gomez went down in that game with a strained left hamstring and will be placed on the disabled list with Gonzalez on Sunday.

Milwaukee will call up infielders Taylor Green and Edwin Maysonet to take their places.

Gonzalez drove in Aramis Ramirez with the first run of the game on an RBI single off Bumgarner but got hurt later in the second when he stole second base. Gonzalez's leg buckled as he slid into second and he immediately called for a trainer. He was helped off the field and will have an MRI on Monday in Milwaukee.

"It's bad, man," he said. "It's kind of sad for me. I was playing every day, I was playing hard and playing pretty good. But you can't control that type of injury. If it's going to happen, it happens."

After the Giants tied the game in the fifth inning, the Brewers missed a golden chance to regain the lead in the sixth. Ramirez reached on a two-base error by Pagan to lead off the inning. No. 5 hitter Corey Hart sacrificed Ramirez to third base, but Cesar Izturis and Brooks Conrad followed with shallow fly balls to right field, keeping the score tied at 1.

Notes

  • A female fan ran across the entire outfield in the ninth inning before being apprehended by security after she jumped back into the stands in right field.
  • Pagan reached on an infield single in the third to extend his hitting streak to 19 games.
  • Matt Cain looks to snap a two-game losing streak when he starts the series finale for San Francisco against Shawn Marcum.
 
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Buster Posey goes 2 for 4 including an RBI single in the Giants' three-run sixth inning.  (Getty Images)
Buster Posey goes 2 for 4 including an RBI single in the Giants' three-run sixth inning. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
San Francisco

H. Sanchez
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
Milwaukee

R. Braun
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 1
 

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Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Norichika Aoki, CF5000003 .242
Rickie Weeks, 2B4010122 .180
Ryan Braun, LF4111014 .281
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4110012 .212
Corey Hart, RF3000011 .261
Alex Gonzalez, SS1011000 .259
    Cesar Izturis, PR-SS2000101 .190
Brooks Conrad, 1B3000012 .000
    Manny Parra, P0000000 .000
   a- Travis Ishikawa, PH1000001 .152
    Tim Dillard, P0000000 .000
    Kameron Loe, P0000000 .000
George Kottaras, C-1B4010001 .296
Randy Wolf, P1010000 .100
   b- Jonathan Lucroy, PH-C2020000 .313
Totals3428226  
a-flied out for Parra in the 8th
b-singled for Wolf in the 7th
Batting
2B - Aramis Ramirez (8, Bumgarner)
HR - Ryan Braun (8, Mota)
SH - Corey Hart (1), Randy Wolf (1)
RBI - Ryan Braun (18), Alex Gonzalez (15)
SB - Alex Gonzalez (1, 2nd base off Bumgarner/H. Sanchez)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
E - Aramis Ramirez (2, Throwing)
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Randy Wolf (L,2-3) 6944030 6.68
Manny Parra 1000000 2.77
Tim Dillard 0.2110010 4.97
Kameron Loe 0.1000000 2.25
WP - Randy Wolf (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Randy Wolf 102-68, Manny Parra 4-3, Tim Dillard 12-9, Kameron Loe 1-1
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Randy Wolf 10-5, Manny Parra 1-2, Tim Dillard 2-0
Batters Faced - Randy Wolf 27, Manny Parra 3, Tim Dillard 4, Kameron Loe 1
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Angel Pagan, CF4010001 .259
Ryan Theriot, 2B4000002 .205
Melky Cabrera, RF-LF4120000 .318
Buster Posey, 1B4121011 .329
    Brandon Belt, 1B0000000 .294
Brett Pill, LF3111001 .300
    Nate Schierholtz, RF1000000 .250
Joaquin Arias, SS4110011 .296
Hector Sanchez, C4121012 .255
Conor Gillaspie, 3B4001002 .182
Madison Bumgarner, P3011011 .125
    Guillermo Mota, P0000000 .000
    Javier Lopez, P0000000 .000
    Santiago Casilla, P0000000 .000
Totals35510504  
Batting
2B - Brett Pill (3, Wolf), Hector Sanchez 2 (2, Wolf, Dillard), Madison Bumgarner (1, Wolf)
3B - Melky Cabrera (3, Wolf)
RBI - Buster Posey (11), Brett Pill (4), Hector Sanchez (8), Conor Gillaspie (1), Madison Bumgarner (1)
2-OUT RBI - Hector Sanchez (4)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
E - Angel Pagan (2, Dropped fly)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Madison Bumgarner (W,5-1) 7611150 2.31
Guillermo Mota (H,2) 0.2111111 5.06
Javier Lopez (H,2) 0.1000000 1.93
Santiago Casilla (S,5) 1100000 1.69
WP - Madison Bumgarner (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Madison Bumgarner 110-75, Guillermo Mota 20-10, Javier Lopez 2-2, Santiago Casilla 10-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Madison Bumgarner 6-11, Santiago Casilla 3-0
Batters Faced - Madison Bumgarner 29, Guillermo Mota 4, Javier Lopez 1, Santiago Casilla 4
Game Information
Attendance - 41135
Game Time - 2:51
Temperature - 66
Umpires - Home - Ed Rapuano, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Ed Hickox