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Brewers Batter Zito To Avoid Giants Sweep

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Barry Zito of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the game at Miller Park on May 23, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Barry Zito of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the game at Miller Park on May 23, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

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MILWAUKEE (CBS/AP) – Aramis Ramirez hit a three-run double in the first inning, Jonathan Lucroy added a two-run homer in the second as Milwaukee built an eight-run lead, and the Brewers rocked Barry Zito again at Miller Park in an 8-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.

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Zito (3-2) allowed eight runs—four earned—five hits and four walks in three innings, dropping to 0-4 with a 7.67 ERA in eight starts at Miller Park.

Jose Veras (3-1) struck out three over two hitless innings in relief of Marco Estrada, who left after injuring his right leg while running out a first-inning double. John Axford pitched the ninth for his seventh save in eight chances.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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