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Peralta first to 14 wins, Brewers edge Giants 3-1

By Joe TOTORAITIS
Associated Press
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MILWAUKEE (AP) Wily Peralta even surprised himself with the company he keeps.

Peralta became the first 14-game winner in the majors this season, earning his fifth straight victory and pitching the Milwaukee Brewers past the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Thursday.

''That feels amazing, man,'' Peralta said. ''There's a lot of great starting pitchers out there. And to be able to be leading the league, that's amazing, a great feeling.''

Peralta (14-6) struck out a career-high nine in 6 2-3 innings. He gave up seven hits and walked one.

Peralta had been tied for wins with four pitchers in the NL and two in the AL.

This victory put him on top, even if briefly.

''That's a thing that I've been working hard (for) in the offseason and been working hard in the season, to be on top,'' he said.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has a lot of confidence in his burly right-hander.

''I know it's on his mind that when we need a good start, he's going to do whatever he can to give us that start,'' Roenicke said. ''And, it's worked well for him. Just continue to give us those good starts. We need the big, strong guy to have innings and keep the run totals down.''

Jake Peavy (0-3) is 0-12 in 18 outings since winning at Toronto while with Boston on April 25. He has lost five straight starts overall.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that it was a tough game for his team facing Peralta and three relievers.

''We saw velocity today,'' he said. ''All the pitchers that threw at us, they had a lot of good stuff. I'm sure that's why we had 12 strikeouts.''

Peavy showed some hustle in the fifth. He struck out swinging, but when the ball skipped away from catcher Jonathan Lucroy, he raced to first on the wild pitch. Peavy didn't even draw a throw and later scored on Hunter Pence's single.

Peralta might have become rattled in the past with the Giants threatening to score. Not this time.

''That's a situation where you have to calm down and make your pitches,'' Peralta said.

With runners at first and second and no outs, Peralta struck out Buster Posey and then got Pablo Sandoval to hit into a double play.

''I was able to do that today,'' Peralta said. Posey and Sandoval, those are two great hitters. I was (able to) strike out Posey, and just trying to make Sandoval make contact and get a ground ball. I was able to find it.''

The key hit was missing when the Giants needed it.

''We did create some pretty good opportunities,'' Bochy said. ''Just couldn't get that timely hit today.''

Peavy gave up three runs in 5 2-3 innings in his third start since being acquired from the Red Sox.

''He battled well today,'' Bochy said. ''He gave us a gutty effort. He kept us there in the game. Gave us a chance. That's what you want from your starter.''

After escaping a first-inning jam, Peralta pitched effectively until the seventh. He left with two outs and two on, and Jeremy Jeffress retired Hunter Pence on a fly ball to preserve a 3-1 lead.

Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his 34th save.

It was 1-all until the sixth. Aramis Ramirez doubled and scored on a ground-rule double by Khris Davis, whose soft liner down the right-field line was picked up by a fan. Davis came home on Mark Reynolds' sacrifice fly to deep left.

Ryan Braun snapped a 0-for-12 skid with a RBI double in the Milwaukee first.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: Outfielder Angel Pagan (back inflammation) was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the game and got two hits. He missed 44 games while the Giants went 18-26 with him out of the lineup. Infielder Matt Duffy was optioned to Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels.

Brewers: Second baseman Scooter Gennett was held out of the game in a precautionary move. He played Wednesday night after missing four of the last five games with quadriceps tightness.

UP NEXT

Giants: San Francisco opens a series at Kansas City on Friday night, with Madison Bumgarner (13-8) starting against the Royals' Jason Vargas.

Brewers: Right-hander Kyle Lohse (11-6, 3.40) starts at home on Friday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

SMOOTH

Ramirez turned in a sparkling defensive play at third base in the second inning. Andrew Susac hit a hard grounder down the line that Ramirez snared with a diving grab. His momentum carried him a few steps behind the bag in foul territory. He recovered and, from his knees, he threw out Susac.

 
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Players of the Game
Milwaukee

W. Peralta
IP 6.2
H 7
ER 1
BB 1
K 9
Milwaukee

K. Davis
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 0
RBI 1
 
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Angel Pagan, CF5020011.309.357.411
Hunter Pence, RF4011002.291.346.473
Buster Posey, 1B4020022.288.351.441
Pablo Sandoval, 3B3000112.283.331.442
Michael Morse, LF3010021.273.327.467
Joe Panik, 2B4010014.261.310.293
Brandon Crawford, SS3000122.232.320.388
Andrew Susac, C4010011.125.176.125
Jake Peavy, P2100010.000.000.000
   Juan Gutierrez, P0000000.000.000.000
   a-Travis Ishikawa, PH1000011.205.256.359
   Jean Machi, P0000000.000.000.000
   Yusmeiro Petit, P0000000.000.000.000
   b-Gregor Blanco, PH1000000.238.317.304
Totals34181212    
a-struck out for Gutierrez in the 7th
b-lined out for Petit in the 9th
Batting
RBI - Hunter Pence (50)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Crawford-Panik-Posey
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jake Peavy (L,1-12) 5.2933330 4.73
Juan Gutierrez 0.1000010 3.04
Jean Machi 1000000 1.64
Yusmeiro Petit 1000010 3.95
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Peavy 96-62, Juan Gutierrez 4-3, Jean Machi 9-7, Yusmeiro Petit 13-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Peavy 4-8, Jean Machi 2-1
Batters Faced - Jake Peavy 27, Juan Gutierrez 1, Jean Machi 3, Yusmeiro Petit 3
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Carlos Gomez, CF4010022.294.355.492
Jonathan Lucroy, C4120000.307.374.493
Ryan Braun, RF4011021.285.336.499
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4120001.293.334.457
Khris Davis, LF3111101.253.304.479
   Francisco Rodriguez, P0000000.000.000.000
Rickie Weeks, 2B3010111.253.333.379
Mark Reynolds, 1B2001101.206.298.418
Jean Segura, SS3010003.238.270.326
Wily Peralta, P2000001.073.095.122
   Jeremy Jeffress, P0000000.000.000.000
   Will Smith, P0000000.000.000.000
   Gerardo Parra, LF0000000.255.304.363
Totals2939335    
Batting
2B - Jonathan Lucroy (38, Peavy), Ryan Braun (25, Peavy), Aramis Ramirez (13, Peavy), Khris Davis (28, Peavy)
SF - Mark Reynolds (4)
SH - Wily Peralta (7)
RBI - Ryan Braun (66), Khris Davis (56), Mark Reynolds (40)
CS - Carlos Gomez (5, 2nd base by Peavy/Susac)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Weeks-Segura-Reynolds, Weeks-Segura-Reynolds-Weeks-Reynolds
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wily Peralta (W,14-6) 6.2711190 3.42
Jeremy Jeffress (H,3) 1000120 4.35
Will Smith (H,26) 0.1100010 3.58
Francisco Rodriguez (S,34) 1000000 2.89
WP - Wily Peralta (4)
HBP - Morse (by Wily Peralta)
Pitches-Strikes - Wily Peralta 115-72, Jeremy Jeffress 20-12, Will Smith 6-4, Francisco Rodriguez 17-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wily Peralta 10-0, Francisco Rodriguez 1-2
Batters Faced - Wily Peralta 28, Jeremy Jeffress 4, Will Smith 2, Francisco Rodriguez 3
Game Information
Attendance - 38229
Game Time - 3:14
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Al Porter, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Hal Gibson