Bumgarner Pitches Into 8th In Giants Win Over Brewers
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched into the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants survived another one-run game, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Sunday.
Mike Fontenot and Jeff Keppinger each drove in runs for the Giants, who have won seven of 10 games since the All-Star break. Aubrey Huff had three hits and Brandon Belt added two hits.
Ryan Braun homered for the Brewers, who lost for the third time in four games. Prince Fielder and Corey Hart each had two hits.
Bumgarner (6-9) won his third straight decision after allowing a run on eight hits over 7 2-3 innings. He struck out eight and did not walk a batter. Sergio Romo got one out and Brian Wilson pitched the ninth for his 31st save in 35 chances.
Yovani Gallardo (11-7) lasted seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out five.
The Giants improved to 27-13 in one-run games and recorded their major-league leading 29th comeback victory.
Braun hit his fourth home run over his last five games to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead with two outs in the first. Bumgarner allowed his first home run in eight starts, and his fifth overall.
Bumgarner’s one-out double, which ended his 0-for-15 streak, in the third set up the tying run. He scored on Keppinger’s single.
Josh Wilson, sans sunglasses, lost a pop up in the sun that allowed Huff to reach base leading off the fourth. Nate Schierholtz forced him at second but Belt followed with a hit-and-run single. Fontenot followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 2-1.
Bumgarner retired 12 of 14 batters at one point. He gave way to Sergio Romo with two outs and a runner on in the eighth.
Gallardo, who threw eight shutout innings against the Giants on May 29 in Milwaukee, has not won two in a row since his six-game winning streak ended June 9. He’s 3-5 over his last nine starts.
Notes: Bumgarner has walked two or fewer batters in each of his last 19 starts, the longest stretch since Juan Marichal went 21 straight over two seasons, 1970-71. … The Brewers resigned LHP Chase Wright after releasing him 10 days ago. He’s scheduled to start for the Nashville Sounds. … Fielder was 2-for-28 before singling in his first two at bats. … Huff recorded a three-hit game for the first time since June 12. … The Giants’ bullpen has allowed one hit over its last 13 2-3 innings.
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