Aguilar's 2-run double helps Brewers beat Giants 4-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) Jesus Aguilar has cooled off some since the All-Star break, yet still brings in clutch runs.

Aguilar hit a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.

Aguilar sent a low, 0-1 pitch from Tony Watson into the gap in right-center field to score Curtis Granderson and Eric Thames. Hunter Strickland (3-5) started the seventh and walked the pinch-hitters. Watson took over one out later.

''In that situation, I was just trying to be aggressive in the strike zone,'' Aguilar said. ''The reports say he throws a lot of change ups, and I was waiting for that pitch.''

Aguilar's heroics helped the Brewers push their wild-card lead to 1 1/2 games over the St. Louis Cardinals, who lost 5-3 to the Detroit Tigers.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell couldn't have been happier with his slugging first baseman.

''He did a nice job with what looked like a pretty good change up down and away from him,'' Counsell said. ''Went with it, beautiful swing.''

Josh Hader (5-1) worked two innings of scoreless relief and picked up the win. Joakim Soria pitched a perfect eighth, and Jeremy Jeffress handled the ninth, earning his ninth save.

Giants starter Derek Holland worked out of a two-out, bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning. He caught Hernan Perez looking at a called third strike. Holland matched his season high with eight strikeouts for the fourth time this season. He walked five and allowed just two hits in six innings. Both hits came in the first: Lorenzo Cain had a base hit and, two outs later, Ryan Braun hit his 15th home run.

Alen Hanson tied it for the Giants, leading off the fifth with his eighth home run of the season.

Brewers starter Chase Anderson leads the National League with 29 home runs allowed. He scattered five hits in five innings, walked one and struck out five.

Anderson was in trouble in the fourth. He allowed consecutive singles to Evan Longoria and Brandon Belt, and the runners advanced on a wild pitch. Longoria scored on Chris Shaw's grounder to first.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: INF Brandon Crawford was available to pinch hit, but not much more. He returned to the lineup Monday against the Colorado Rockies after missing the previous three games with a sore left knee. He played Tuesday, but then sat out Wednesday's game. Thursday was an off day. Manager Bruce Bochy listed him as day-to-day.

Brewers: C Manny Pina was back behind the plate after missing the three-game series with the Chicago Cubs. ... RF Christian Yelich returned to the starting lineup after a scheduled day off Wednesday against the Cubs. He had a pinch-hit single in the ninth inning of the Brewers' 6-4 loss to Chicago.

TOUGH STRETCH

The Giants have lost seven of their last eight games, including a season-high tying six straight losses, and fell a season-high six games under .500.

BOCHY, HUNDLEY EJECTED

Giants catcher Nick Hundley and manager Bruce Bochy were ejected in the ninth by home plate umpire Adam Hamari after arguing about the strike zone. Hundley had just been called out and had words with Hamari before being thrown out of the game. Bochy came out and added his own comments before getting tossed.

''That was probably one of the worst strike calls I've had on me in my career,'' Hundley said. ''Probably the most inconsistent strike zones that I've seen all year.''

It reached the boiling point for both.

''Yeah, it just built up,'' Hundley said. ''The frustration when bats get taken out of your hands especially close in a game, but both sides were upset. So, it wasn't like it was one-sided.''

Bochy backed up his catcher after both were ejected for the second time this season.

''It was mounting up,'' Bochy said of the building exasperation. ''It was a rough night with some calls for us. That's what that was. Total frustration. Losing another ballgame, that adds too it.''

UP NEXT

Giants: RHP Chris Stratton (9-8, 4.90 ERA) makes his third start since being recalled Aug. 21. He is (1-1, 1.77 ERA) since returning from Double-A Richmond. It's his second career outing against the Brewers.

Brewers: LHP Gio Gonzalez (7-11, 4.57 ERA) makes his 28th start of the season, third against the Giants and first for the Brewers who acquired him Aug. 31. He replaces RHP Junior Guerra (6-9, 4.27 ERA), who pitched himself out of the rotation.

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  • W: J. Hader (5-1)L: H. Strickland (3-5)S: J. Jeffress (9)
  • HR: SF - A. Hanson (8), MIL - R. Braun (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Panik 2B40000021.244.300.339.639-1.0
A. Slater RF40000011.278.365.335.700-0.5
E. Longoria 3B41100010.244.282.427.7091.5
B. Belt 1B30100110.260.348.426.7741.5
N. Hundley C40100023.235.294.407.7010.0
C. Shaw LF30010112.059.105.235.3411.5
G. Hernandez CF30000023.242.294.410.704-1.0
A. Hanson SS31211000.267.288.458.7469.0
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  • a-struck out for Holland in the 7th
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C. Yelich RF-LF30000113.314.379.553.9320.5
J. Aguilar 1B40120012.276.356.552.9083.5
R. Braun LF11121300.255.309.450.76010.0
O. Arcia SS00000000.218.251.282.5330.0
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T. Shaw 3B20000200.242.341.474.8152.0
H. Perez SS-2B40000026.261.299.405.704-1.0
M. Pina C20000020.257.318.399.717-1.0
a- C. Granderson PH-RF01000100.248.350.440.7902.0
b- K. Broxton PH-RF10000011.194.308.418.726-0.5
C. Anderson P10000010.093.093.093.186-0.5
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  • a-walked for Pina in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Granderson in the 8th
  • c-struck out for Anderson in the 5th
  • d-walked for Hader in the 7th
  • e-struck out for Soria in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - A. Hanson (8)
  • RBI - C. Shaw (3), A. Hanson (39)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Slater, C. Shaw, G. Hernandez
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Aguilar (22)
  • HR - R. Braun (15)
  • RBI - J. Aguilar 2 (97), R. Braun 2 (51)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Aguilar 2 (28), R. Braun 2 (28)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Schoop 2 (2), H. Perez 5 (5), T. Saladino
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Hanson (7)
  • Picked Off - A. Slater
FIELDING
  • E - J. Panik (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Anderson-Schoop-Aguilar)
  • E - T. Shaw (11)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Holland6.02225813.541.2716.0
H. Strickland (L, 3-5)0.10222003.461.28-9.0
T. Watson0.21001202.881.13-1.0
S. Okert1.00000300.000.004.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Holland6.0
H. Strickland (L, 3-5)0.1
T. Watson0.2
S. Okert1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Anderson5.05221513.951.169.5
J. Hader (W, 5-1)2.00001502.130.7714.5
J. Soria (H, 9)1.00000103.021.163.5
J. Jeffress (S, 9)1.00000201.461.0411.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Anderson5.0
J. Hader (W, 5-1)2.0
J. Soria (H, 9)1.0
J. Jeffress (S, 9)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Holland (5), T. Watson (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 95-59, H. Strickland 16-6, T. Watson 9-8, S. Okert 22-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 4-6, S. Okert 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Holland 25, H. Strickland 3, T. Watson 4, S. Okert 4
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Anderson
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Anderson 74-49, J. Hader 35-24, J. Soria 11-6, J. Jeffress 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Anderson 5-4, J. Soria 1-1, J. Jeffress 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Anderson 20, J. Hader 7, J. Soria 3, J. Jeffress 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Slater RF40000011.278.365.335.700-0.5
E. Longoria 3B41100010.244.282.427.7091.5
B. Belt 1B30100110.260.348.426.7741.5
N. Hundley C40100023.235.294.407.7010.0
C. Shaw LF30010112.059.105.235.3411.5
G. Hernandez CF30000023.242.294.410.704-1.0
A. Hanson SS31211000.267.288.458.7469.0
D. Holland P20000021.061.061.082.143-1.0
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  • a-struck out for Holland in the 7th
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L. Cain CF41100002.308.401.433.8342.0
C. Yelich RF-LF30000113.314.379.553.9320.5
J. Aguilar 1B40120012.276.356.552.9083.5
R. Braun LF11121300.255.309.450.76010.0
O. Arcia SS00000000.218.251.282.5330.0
J. Schoop 2B40000035.238.271.428.699-1.5
E. Kratz C00000000.248.298.369.6680.0
T. Shaw 3B20000200.242.341.474.8152.0
H. Perez SS-2B40000026.261.299.405.704-1.0
M. Pina C20000020.257.318.399.717-1.0
a- C. Granderson PH-RF01000100.248.350.440.7902.0
b- K. Broxton PH-RF10000011.194.308.418.726-0.5
C. Anderson P10000010.093.093.093.186-0.5
c- D. Santana PH10000010.249.315.352.667-0.5
J. Hader P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
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J. Soria P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Pina in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Granderson in the 8th
  • c-struck out for Anderson in the 5th
  • d-walked for Hader in the 7th
  • e-struck out for Soria in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - A. Hanson (8)
  • RBI - C. Shaw (3), A. Hanson (39)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Slater, C. Shaw, G. Hernandez
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Aguilar (22)
  • HR - R. Braun (15)
  • RBI - J. Aguilar 2 (97), R. Braun 2 (51)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Aguilar 2 (28), R. Braun 2 (28)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Schoop 2 (2), H. Perez 5 (5), T. Saladino
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Hanson (7)
  • Picked Off - A. Slater
FIELDING
  • E - J. Panik (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Anderson-Schoop-Aguilar)
  • E - T. Shaw (11)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Holland6.02225813.541.2716.0
H. Strickland (L, 3-5)0.10222003.461.28-9.0
T. Watson0.21001202.881.13-1.0
S. Okert1.00000300.000.004.5
Total8.03448131---
PITCHERSIP
D. Holland6.0
H. Strickland (L, 3-5)0.1
T. Watson0.2
S. Okert1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Anderson5.05221513.951.169.5
J. Hader (W, 5-1)2.00001502.130.7714.5
J. Soria (H, 9)1.00000103.021.163.5
J. Jeffress (S, 9)1.00000201.461.0411.0
Total9.05222131---
PITCHERSIP
C. Anderson5.0
J. Hader (W, 5-1)2.0
J. Soria (H, 9)1.0
J. Jeffress (S, 9)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Holland (5), T. Watson (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 95-59, H. Strickland 16-6, T. Watson 9-8, S. Okert 22-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 4-6, S. Okert 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Holland 25, H. Strickland 3, T. Watson 4, S. Okert 4
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Anderson
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Anderson 74-49, J. Hader 35-24, J. Soria 11-6, J. Jeffress 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Anderson 5-4, J. Soria 1-1, J. Jeffress 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Anderson 20, J. Hader 7, J. Soria 3, J. Jeffress 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Aguilar doubled to right center, Granderson and Thames scored24
  • 5TH INNING
    Hanson homered to right22
  • 4TH INNING
    Shaw grounded out to first, Longoria scored, Belt to third12
  • 1ST INNING
    Braun homered to left center, Cain scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jeremy Jeffress pitching
    • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hundley struck out looking
    • C. Shaw: Shaw grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Joakim Soria pitching
    • Orlando Arcia at shortstop
    • Erik Kratz catching
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Panik grounded out to second
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Slater struck out looking
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria lined out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Steven Okert relieved Tony Watson
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Shaw safe at first on 2nd baseman Panik fielding error
    • H. Perez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • Keon Broxton hit for Curtis Granderson
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Broxton struck out looking
    • Tyler Saladino hit for Orlando Arcia
    • T. Saladino: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Saladino struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Hader Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hanson popped out to second
    • Hunter Pence hit for Derek Holland
    • H. Pence: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Hunter Strickland pitching
    • Curtis Granderson hit for Manny Pina
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Granderson walked
    • Eric Thames hit for Josh Hader
    • E. Thames: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Thames walked, Granderson to second
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Cain flied out to center
    • Tony Watson relieved Hunter Strickland
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Yelich struck out looking
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Aguilar doubled to right center, Granderson and Thames scored
    • R. Braun: Braun intentionally walked
    • J. Schoop: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Josh Hader pitching
    • E. Longoria: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Belt walked
    • N. Hundley: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
    • C. Shaw: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Yelich walked
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Aguilar grounded out to pitcher, Yelich to second
    • R. Braun: Braun intentionally walked
    • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Shaw walked, Yelich to third, Braun to second
    • H. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Perez struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Hanson: Hanson homered to right
    • D. Holland: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Holland struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Panik popped out to second
    • A. Slater: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Slater grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
    • Domingo Santana hit for Chase Anderson
    • D. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Ball, Cain grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Longoria singled to center
    • B. Belt: Belt singled to shallow right, Longoria to second
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hundley fouled out to third
    • C. Shaw: Ball, Longoria to third, Belt to second on wild pitch, Shaw grounded out to first, Longoria scored, Belt to third
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Braun walked
    • J. Schoop: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Schoop struck out looking
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Shaw walked, Braun to second
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Perez flied out to deep center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Hanson: Ball, Hanson singled to shallow right
    • D. Holland: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Holland struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hanson stole second, Foul, Strike swinging, Panik struck out swinging
    • A. Slater: Ball, Ball, Foul, Slater popped out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • C. Anderson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Cain lined out to center
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Yelich grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Belt popped out to shortstop
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Hundley singled to shallow left
    • C. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Shaw walked, Hundley to second
    • G. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to second, Shaw out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Shaw lined out to center
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Perez flied out to right
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Panik struck out looking
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Slater safe at first on 3rd baseman Shaw throwing error
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Slater picked off at first, pitcher to first, Longoria grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Ball, Cain singled to shallow right
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Yelich grounded out to third, Cain to second
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Aguilar lined out to first
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Braun homered to left center, Cain scored
    • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop flied out to left
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)