Brewers Batter Zito To Avoid Giants Sweep
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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.
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.
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