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MILWAUKEE -- Barry Zito thought he had his good stuff working. Problem was, the Milwaukee Brewers jumped all over it.

Yuniesky Betancourt hit a grand slam, and Carlos Gomez and Norichika Aoki also homered as the Brewers used an eight-run third inning to beat Zito and the San Francisco Giants 10-8 on Tuesday night.

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"Baseball's kind of a strange game," Zito said. "I actually felt better tonight than I did my first two games.

Betancourt's fifth career grand slam highlighted the seven-hit inning that chased Zito, who hadn't lost since last August against the New York Mets. Rickie Weeks doubled home two runs and Jonathan Lucroy added a two-run single as the Brewers sent 12 batters to the plate. Zito faced 11 of them.

"I have to tip my cap to them for hitting my pitches," Zito said. "It was a great streak that mattered most in the playoffs. So, it's something I'll always take great pride in."

Zito pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings in Game 5 of the NLCS at St. Louis with one walk and six strikeouts in the Giants' 5-0 possible elimination game win. The Giants won all three of his starts in the postseason.

Zito (2-1) had opened the season with consecutive scoreless seven-inning games. He struck out five and walked two in 2 2/3 innings and his 0.00 ERA ballooned to 4.86 ERA. Dating to last season, the Giants had won the previous 13 regular-season games started by Zito.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy thought that Zito threw the ball well, despite the loss.

"A changeup up for a grand slam was the difference in the game," he said. "It was tremendous what he did on that streak he was on."

Gomez's home run off the foul pole in left snapped Zito's scoreless streak to start the season at 15 2/3 innings. Zito is 0-5 in eight starts at Miller Park and has never lasted more than 5 2/3 innings.

Jim Henderson pitched the ninth for his second save, but gave up a run to Brandon Belt, who went 3 for 4.

Brandon Kintzler (2-0) got the win in relief for the Brewers.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was glad that his offense has shown some life the last two games after struggling for so long.

"It sure was nice to see us scoring all those runs," he said. "Another big inning. That seems to be us. We seem to be big innings and not consistent through a game, but I'll certainly take that."

The Brewers snapped a 32-inning scoreless streak in Sunday's 4-3 win against the St. Louis Cardinals in 10 innings.

Wily Peralta started for Milwaukee and gave up three runs, two earned, in the third inning, and then left in the fifth with bases loaded and nobody out. He went four innings, allowed six runs, five earned, on seven hits with three walks and a strikeout in his first career start against the Giants.

In the third, Angel Pagan had an RBI single and Pablo Sandoval's double knocked in Pagan and Marco Scutaro, who had reached on third baseman Alex Gonzalez's throwing error.

In the fifth, Peralta, who the Brewers are counting on to be a reliable third starter, gave up Sandoval's run-scoring single and then left the bases loaded and no outs for Mike Fiers. He got the first out, but then allowed Belt's sacrifice fly. Gregor Blanco lined out to right to end the threat.

Roenicke thought that Peralta's power pitching disappeared.

"He lost velocity in the fourth inning. He lost velocity in the fifth inning," Roenicke said. "He gets out of rhythm. He starts aiming the ball. The fastball doesn't have the same life on it."

Trying to protect a three-run lead, Fiers left the bases loaded with one out in the sixth. Kintzler came on and gave up a sacrifice fly to Sandoval, but then struck out Buster Posey to end the top of the sixth.

Brandon Crawford hit his second home run of the season, a solo shot, in the fourth.

Notes

The Giants are going to call up right-hander Jean Machi from Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday. LHP Jeremy Affeldt is going on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. ... Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo was arrested on a drunken-driving charge Tuesday after authorities said he was driving on a city highway with a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit. He pitches Thursday in the final of the three-game series with the Giants. ... The Giants and Brewers held a moment of silence for the victims of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. ... Giants and Brewers players, managers and coaches wore uniform No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson. ... Ryan Braun struck out four times. ... The Brewers improved to 2-5 at home. The other win came on opening say when they beat the Colorado Rockies 5-4 in 10 innings.

 
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Players of the Game
Milwaukee

C. Gomez
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 1
San Francisco

P. Sandoval
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 4
 
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Angel Pagan, CF3221200 .340
Marco Scutaro, 2B4210111 .269
Pablo Sandoval, 3B3024111 .320
Buster Posey, C4110114 .233
Hunter Pence, RF5000025 .263
Brandon Belt, 1B4032000 .191
Gregor Blanco, LF5000005 .243
Brandon Crawford, SS4221001 .304
    George Kontos, P0000000 .000
   a- Andres Torres, PH1000001 .250
Barry Zito, P0000000 .750
    Chad Gaudin, P1000000 .000
   b- Nick Noonan, PH1110000 .538
    Jose Mijares, P0000000 .000
    Joaquin Arias, SS1000000 .250
Totals36812855  
a-flied out for Kontos in the 9th
b-singled for Gaudin in the 6th
Batting
2B - Pablo Sandoval (2, Peralta), Buster Posey (3, Henderson)
HR - Brandon Crawford (2, Peralta)
SF - Pablo Sandoval (1), Brandon Belt (1)
SH - Barry Zito (4)
RBI - Angel Pagan (7), Pablo Sandoval 4 (14), Brandon Belt 2 (4), Brandon Crawford (6)
2-OUT RBI - Brandon Crawford (2)
SB - Brandon Belt (2, 2nd base off Axford/Lucroy)
Team LOB - 9
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Barry Zito (L,2-1) 2.2899252 4.86
Chad Gaudin 2.1100030 0.87
Jose Mijares 1200020 3.38
George Kontos 2111021 7.00
HBP - Aoki (by Barry Zito)
Pitches-Strikes - Barry Zito 62-38, Chad Gaudin 31-22, Jose Mijares 21-16, George Kontos 22-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Barry Zito 1-2, Chad Gaudin 2-2, Jose Mijares 1-0
Batters Faced - Barry Zito 19, Chad Gaudin 8, Jose Mijares 5, George Kontos 7
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Norichika Aoki, RF2211200 .340
Jean Segura, SS5120012 .415
Ryan Braun, LF5000045 .286
Rickie Weeks, 2B4112022 .204
Jonathan Lucroy, C4122000 .256
Alex Gonzalez, 3B4110011 .152
Carlos Gomez, CF4231001 .261
Yuniesky Betancourt, 1B4114022 .265
Wily Peralta, P2110010 .500
    Mike Fiers, P1000011 .000
    Brandon Kintzler, P0000000 .000
    John Axford, P0000000 .000
    Tom Gorzelanny, P0000000 .000
   a- Logan Schafer, PH1000000 .154
    Jim Henderson, P0000000 .000
Totals36101210212  
a-flied out for Gorzelanny in the 8th
Batting
2B - Rickie Weeks (3, Zito)
HR - Norichika Aoki (2, Kontos), Carlos Gomez (1, Zito), Yuniesky Betancourt (1, Zito)
RBI - Norichika Aoki (5), Rickie Weeks 2 (3), Jonathan Lucroy 2 (6), Carlos Gomez (3), Yuniesky Betancourt 4 (6)
2-OUT RBI - Carlos Gomez (2)
SB - Jean Segura (1, 2nd base off Mijares/Posey)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Betancourt-Segura
E - Alex Gonzalez (2, Throwing)
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wily Peralta 4765311 6.19
Mike Fiers 1.1211100 8.59
Brandon Kintzler (H,1; W,2-0) 0.2000010 3.60
John Axford (H,1) 1100000 15.19
Tom Gorzelanny (H,1) 1000120 1.23
Jim Henderson (S,2) 1211010 1.50
Pitches-Strikes - Wily Peralta 83-48, Mike Fiers 37-20, Brandon Kintzler 8-5, John Axford 14-8, Tom Gorzelanny 21-12, Jim Henderson 17-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wily Peralta 10-1, John Axford 1-2
Batters Faced - Wily Peralta 22, Mike Fiers 7, Brandon Kintzler 2, John Axford 4, Tom Gorzelanny 4, Jim Henderson 5
Game Information
Attendance - 29075
Game Time - 3:36
Temperature - 70
Umpires - Home - Jordan Baker, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Marvin Hudson