Posey's 4 hits help Giants end skid against Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Pablo Sandoval had no problem legging out his first triple in more than three years. Diving into home plate moments later was another matter and could land the Giants infielder on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain.

Right fielder Andrew McCutchen's bruised left foot may also be an issue - yet another blow for a team already beset by injuries much of the season.

Buster Posey had four hits, including a three-run double to help San Francisco break out of a collective funk, and the Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5 on Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.

''It's part of the game, it's going to happen,'' Posey said of San Francisco's bittersweet victory. ''Even on the years where we've won the World Series we dealt with injuries. It's nothing that we can't handle.''

Sandoval has played three positions in the infield this season but has been primarily at first base since Brandon Belt went on the DL with a hyperextended knee Thursday.

Sandoval hit a two-run triple in the fifth inning but got hurt while scoring on Steven Duggar's sacrifice fly. He will undergo an MRI test Monday when the Giants travel to San Diego.

''When I slid into home plate I felt something,'' Sandoval said. ''It's not in the running. When I tried diving, I felt something. We're going to do an MRI and see what's going on.''

McCutchen was removed for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the eighth after fouling multiple pitches off his left foot.

That tempered an otherwise breakout day for San Francisco.

Gorkys Hernandez hit his 12th home run and scored twice, Brandon Crawford had two hits and Evan Longoria had a sacrifice fly, his first RBI since spending more than a month on the disabled list.

The Giants had lost four straight and six of seven before winning on a day when they didn't have manager Bruce Bochy. Bochy left the team late Friday to attend the Hall of Fame ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York, leaving bench coach Hensley Meulens as interim manager.

''That was what we were hoping for yesterday when we shuffled things around a little bit,'' Meulens said. ''It was really nice to see these guys put some runs on the board so we could break that spell.''

Andrew Suarez (4-6) allowed four runs in six innings for his first win since June 29.

Ryan Braun, Travis Shaw and Hernan Perez homered for Milwaukee. Christian Yelich singled to extend his hitting streak to 13 games.

San Francisco had been held to two or fewer runs in 11 of its 22 games in July before breaking out against Milwaukee starter Junior Guerra in the third.

Guerra (6-7) walked three consecutive batters before Posey lined a pitch into left-center to give the Giants a 3-2 lead. After Brandon Crawford's single, Longoria hit a sacrifice fly.

Hernandez homered off Guerra in the fourth after Steven Duggar and Alen Hanson struck out.

''Three of four on the road is good for sure,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ''It was just that (third) inning was a weird inning ... but they capitalized on it.''

MOVING UP THE CHARTS

Bochy was credited with the managerial win, even though he wasn't in attendance. It's the 1,906th win of Bochy's career, moving him past Hall of Famer Casey Stengel into sole possession of 11th place on the all-time list.

''How about that,'' Posey said with a grin. ''Wasn't even here for it.''

THIS AND THAT

Sandoval's triple was his first since June 14, 2015. . Shaw's home run was the first of his career as a pinch-hitter. . Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas is 2-for-9 since being acquired from Kansas City.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: Team officials are awaiting results after RHP Johnny Cueto met with doctors regarding his sore elbow. Cueto is winless in four starts since coming off a two-month stay on the disabled list. ... RHP Hunter Strickland (fractured right hand) threw off a mound in the bullpen before the game.

UP NEXT

Brewers: RHP Freddy Peralta (4-2, 3.74 ERA) makes his second start since getting called up from the minors when Milwaukee begins a four-game series against the Dodgers on Monday. Peralta is holding opponents to a .150 batting average.

Giants: LHP Derek Holland (5-8, 3.92) returns to the rotation and will pitch the opener of a two-game series in San Diego on Monday. Holland had been working out of the bullpen since the beginning of July.

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  • W: A. Suarez (4-6)L: J. Guerra (6-7)S: W. Smith (5)
  • HR: MIL - R. Braun (11), H. Perez (8), T. Shaw (20), SF - G. Hernandez (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Yelich RF41200021.320.385.526.9112.0
J. Aguilar 1B40000003.280.356.582.9380.0
R. Braun LF41121010.234.279.430.7096.5
M. Moustakas 3B40100000.248.308.463.7701.0
H. Perez 2B41211010.253.287.404.6916.5
M. Pina C40200011.220.282.353.6351.5
O. Arcia SS31100102.202.240.257.4974.0
J. Guerra P10000001.080.080.160.2400.0
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b- T. Shaw PH11111000.245.342.473.8156.0
T. Williams P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
C. Burnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- T. Saladino PH10000011.259.317.402.719-0.5
  • a-singled for Ju. Guerra in the 5th
  • b-homered for Jennings in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Burnes in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen RF31100111.253.348.405.7532.5
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a- T. Blach PH10000010.037.103.037.140-0.5
W. Smith P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Posey C52430000.290.365.405.76910.0
B. Crawford SS50200012.285.354.444.7971.5
E. Longoria 3B31110122.248.282.430.7123.0
P. Sandoval 1B31120001.248.310.417.7276.0
A. Slater 1B-LF20100012.302.415.358.7740.5
S. Duggar CF20010110.276.317.379.6971.5
A. Hanson 2B40100023.276.303.470.7730.0
G. Hernandez LF-RF32111104.269.318.448.7668.0
A. Suarez P11100100.067.125.067.1923.0
b- H. Pence PH10000000.221.262.301.5640.0
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c- C. d'Arnaud PH-1B10000003.278.308.472.7800.0
  • a-struck out for Watson in the 8th
  • b-fouled out for Suarez in the 6th
  • c-hit into fielder's choice for Dyson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Arcia (6)
  • HR - R. Braun (11), H. Perez (8), T. Shaw (20)
  • RBI - L. Cain (29), R. Braun 2 (40), H. Perez (26), T. Shaw (60)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Braun 2 (24), H. Perez (11)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Posey (21)
  • 3B - P. Sandoval
  • HR - G. Hernandez (12)
  • SF - E. Longoria (3), S. Duggar
  • RBI - B. Posey 3 (36), E. Longoria (35), P. Sandoval 2 (40), S. Duggar (6), G. Hernandez (31)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Hernandez (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Aguilar)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Longoria-Sandoval; Slater-Dyson)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Guerra (L, 6-7)4.05553513.431.29-3.5
M. Albers0.12331004.341.24-6.0
D. Jennings1.22000003.141.341.0
T. Williams1.02001103.431.330.5
C. Burnes1.02000300.000.812.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Guerra (L, 6-7)4.0
M. Albers0.1
D. Jennings1.2
T. Williams1.0
C. Burnes1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Suarez (W, 4-6)6.08441424.111.2714.0
S. Dyson1.02110012.961.060.0
T. Watson (H, 23)1.00000102.121.013.5
W. Smith (S, 5)1.01000101.410.849.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Suarez (W, 4-6)6.0
S. Dyson1.0
T. Watson (H, 23)1.0
W. Smith (S, 5)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Guerra 85-52, M. Albers 31-20, D. Jennings 29-19, T. Williams 23-14, C. Burnes 21-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Guerra 4-2, D. Jennings 2-3, T. Williams 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Guerra 19, M. Albers 4, D. Jennings 7, T. Williams 6, C. Burnes 5
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Suarez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 86-64, S. Dyson 14-9, T. Watson 14-10, W. Smith 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 8-5, S. Dyson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 26, S. Dyson 4, T. Watson 3, W. Smith 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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L. Cain CF50010001.296.392.415.8071.0
C. Yelich RF41200021.320.385.526.9112.0
J. Aguilar 1B40000003.280.356.582.9380.0
R. Braun LF41121010.234.279.430.7096.5
M. Moustakas 3B40100000.248.308.463.7701.0
H. Perez 2B41211010.253.287.404.6916.5
M. Pina C40200011.220.282.353.6351.5
O. Arcia SS31100102.202.240.257.4974.0
J. Guerra P10000001.080.080.160.2400.0
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D. Jennings P0000-000.667.6671.000.000-
b- T. Shaw PH11111000.245.342.473.8156.0
T. Williams P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
C. Burnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- T. Saladino PH10000011.259.317.402.719-0.5
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  • a-singled for Ju. Guerra in the 5th
  • b-homered for Jennings in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Burnes in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen RF31100111.253.348.405.7532.5
T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. Blach PH10000010.037.103.037.140-0.5
W. Smith P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Posey C52430000.290.365.405.76910.0
B. Crawford SS50200012.285.354.444.7971.5
E. Longoria 3B31110122.248.282.430.7123.0
P. Sandoval 1B31120001.248.310.417.7276.0
A. Slater 1B-LF20100012.302.415.358.7740.5
S. Duggar CF20010110.276.317.379.6971.5
A. Hanson 2B40100023.276.303.470.7730.0
G. Hernandez LF-RF32111104.269.318.448.7668.0
A. Suarez P11100100.067.125.067.1923.0
b- H. Pence PH10000000.221.262.301.5640.0
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- C. d'Arnaud PH-1B10000003.278.308.472.7800.0
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  • a-struck out for Watson in the 8th
  • b-fouled out for Suarez in the 6th
  • c-hit into fielder's choice for Dyson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Arcia (6)
  • HR - R. Braun (11), H. Perez (8), T. Shaw (20)
  • RBI - L. Cain (29), R. Braun 2 (40), H. Perez (26), T. Shaw (60)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Braun 2 (24), H. Perez (11)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Posey (21)
  • 3B - P. Sandoval
  • HR - G. Hernandez (12)
  • SF - E. Longoria (3), S. Duggar
  • RBI - B. Posey 3 (36), E. Longoria (35), P. Sandoval 2 (40), S. Duggar (6), G. Hernandez (31)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Hernandez (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Aguilar)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Longoria-Sandoval; Slater-Dyson)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Guerra (L, 6-7)4.05553513.431.29-3.5
M. Albers0.12331004.341.24-6.0
D. Jennings1.22000003.141.341.0
T. Williams1.02001103.431.330.5
C. Burnes1.02000300.000.812.5
Total8.01388591---
PITCHERSIP
J. Guerra (L, 6-7)4.0
M. Albers0.1
D. Jennings1.2
T. Williams1.0
C. Burnes1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Suarez (W, 4-6)6.08441424.111.2714.0
S. Dyson1.02110012.961.060.0
T. Watson (H, 23)1.00000102.121.013.5
W. Smith (S, 5)1.01000101.410.849.5
Total9.01155163---
PITCHERSIP
A. Suarez (W, 4-6)6.0
S. Dyson1.0
T. Watson (H, 23)1.0
W. Smith (S, 5)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Guerra 85-52, M. Albers 31-20, D. Jennings 29-19, T. Williams 23-14, C. Burnes 21-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Guerra 4-2, D. Jennings 2-3, T. Williams 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Guerra 19, M. Albers 4, D. Jennings 7, T. Williams 6, C. Burnes 5
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Suarez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 86-64, S. Dyson 14-9, T. Watson 14-10, W. Smith 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 8-5, S. Dyson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 26, S. Dyson 4, T. Watson 3, W. Smith 4
  • 7TH INNING
    Shaw homered to right58
  • 6TH INNING
    Perez homered to left center48
  • 5TH INNING
    Duggar hit sacrifice fly to right, Sandoval scored38
    Sandoval tripled to deep right, Posey and Longoria scored37
    Cain grounded out to second, Arcia scored, Thames to second35
  • 4TH INNING
    Hernandez homered to center25
  • 3RD INNING
    Longoria hit sacrifice fly to center, Posey scored24
    Posey doubled to left center, Hernandez, Suarez and McCutchen scored23
  • 1ST INNING
    Braun homered to right, Yelich scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Will Smith pitching
    • M. Pina: Ball, Pina singled to right
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Arcia lined out to third
    • Tyler Saladino hit for Corbin Burnes
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Saladino struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Ball, Pina to second on fielder's indifference, Cain flied out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tony Watson pitching
    • R. Braun: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Braun lined out to right
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Moustakas flied out to deep right
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Corbin Burnes relieved Taylor Williams
    • Ty Blach hit for Tony Watson
    • T. Blach: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Blach struck out swinging
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Posey singled to center
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Crawford singled to left center, Posey to second
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Longoria struck out on foul tip
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Slater struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Sam Dyson pitching
    • Travis Shaw hit for Dan Jennings
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Shaw homered to right
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cain grounded out to second
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Yelich reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Aguilar fouled into double play first to pitcher, Yelich out at first
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Taylor Williams pitching
    • E. Longoria: Longoria singled to center
    • A. Slater: Ball, Slater singled to right, Longoria to second
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Duggar walked, Longoria to third, Slater to second
    • A. Hanson: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hanson struck out looking
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hernandez reached on fielder's choice to third, Longoria out at home, Slater to third, Duggar to second
    • Chase d'Arnaud hit for Sam Dyson
    • C. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, d'Arnaud grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Hernandez out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Austin Slater at first base
    • R. Braun: Ball, Ball, Braun lined out to center
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Moustakas grounded out to catcher
    • H. Perez: Perez homered to left center
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pina singled to left
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Arcia grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Hunter Pence hit for Andrew Suarez
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pence fouled out to first
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Posey singled to right
    • B. Crawford: Crawford flied out to deep left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Arcia walked
    • Eric Thames hit for Junior Guerra
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Thames singled to right, Arcia to third
    • L. Cain: Foul, Foul, Cain grounded out to second, Arcia scored, Thames to second
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Thames to third on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Aguilar grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Albers pitching
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Posey singled to right center
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Crawford flied out to left
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Longoria walked, Posey to second
    • P. Sandoval: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sandoval tripled to deep right, Posey and Longoria scored
    • Dan Jennings relieved Matt Albers
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Duggar hit sacrifice fly to right, Sandoval scored
    • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hanson singled to center
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • R. Braun: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • M. Moustakas: Moustakas singled to right center
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Perez singled to center, Moustakas to second
    • M. Pina: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pina grounded into double play third to first, Moustakas out at third, Perez to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Duggar struck out on foul tip
    • A. Hanson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
    • G. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez homered to center
    • A. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Suarez singled to left
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Cain lined out to center
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Yelich struck out looking
    • J. Aguilar: Aguilar flied out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hanson grounded out to second
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • A. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked, Hernandez to second
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen walked, Hernandez to third, Suarez to second
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Posey doubled to left center, Hernandez, Suarez and McCutchen scored
    • B. Crawford: Crawford singled to center, Posey to third
    • E. Longoria: Longoria hit sacrifice fly to center, Posey scored
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Ball, Sandoval grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 3rd (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • H. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Perez flied out to deep right
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Pina struck out looking
    • O. Arcia: Arcia doubled to left center
    • J. Guerra: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Guerra grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Foul, Sandoval grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Strike looking, Duggar grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Suarez Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Cain lined out to pitcher
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Yelich reached on an infield single to second
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Aguilar lined out to third
    • R. Braun: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Braun homered to right, Yelich scored
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Moustakas grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, McCutchen reached on an infield single to third
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Posey lined into double play first, McCutchen out at first
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)