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Lucroy’s Squeeze Lifts Brewers Over Giants

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Jonathan Lucroy #20 of the Milwaukee Brewers

Jonathan Lucroy #20 of the Milwaukee Brewers

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MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (CBS SF/AP) — Pinch-hitter Jonathan Lucroy’s bases-loaded suicide squeeze scored Ryan Braun with one out in the ninth, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.

Lucroy’s well-executed bunt was out of the reach of pitcher Guillermo Mota. Braun easily scored and Lucroy began pumping his fists halfway down the line.

Milwaukee is 7-1 on this homestand and 20-7 overall at Miller Park this season, the best home mark in the NL.

The Brewers squandered a 2-0 lead after the Giants scored twice in the eighth.

Braun and Prince Fielder opened with consecutive singles off Mota (2-2) in the ninth. Casey McGehee’s groundout moved them to scoring position and Lucroy came up after Yuniesky Betancourt was intentionally walked.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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