Sandoval Homers, But Brewers Slip By Giants
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MILWAUKEE (CBS / AP) — Gerardo Parra snapped a tie with a home run in the seventh — his first hit since been acquired by the Brewers — and Milwaukee recorded the final out of its 4-3 victory Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants when video replay overturned a safe call at first base.
With two outs in the ninth, Brewers closer Frankie Rodriguez walked Hunter Pence. Joe Panik then bounced to second baseman Rickie Weeks, who was shielded on the play by Pence before making the throw to first. Brewers managed Ron Roenicke challenged the safe call by first base umpire Hal Gibson, which was overturned after a review of about 3 minutes, 17 seconds.
Gerardo Parra, acquired at the trade deadline from Arizona, homered with two outs off reliever Jean Machi (6-1).
Rookie Jimmy Nelson (2-2) allowed three runs on six hits in seven innings for Milwaukee. Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his 33rd save.
The Giants erased a 3-0 deficit on Pablo Sandoval’s three-run homer off Nelson in the sixth.
Carlos Gomez staked the Brewers to a 2-0 lead in the third with his 16th home run off Tim Lincecum.
Gomez also drove in the Brewers third run on a perfect squeeze bunt.
HOT-HITTING NELSON: Nelson’s third-inning single was his second hit in his last three at-bats, which followed 66 hitless at-bats as a professional, 59 in the minors and his first seven with the Brewers.
UPON FURTHER REVIEW: Brewers shortstop Segura made a sensational play behind second, spinning to throw out Pence at first to apparently end the third inning. But, Giants manager Bruce Bochy challenged the call and it was overturned.
Giants: Outfielder Angel Pagan, who was scheduled to play his second rehab game Tuesday night with Triple-A Fresno, could rejoin the Giants on Wednesday in Milwaukee. He has been on the DL with back issues.
Brewers: Manager Ron Roenicke has yet to decide who will start in place of injured right-hander Matt Garza, on the 15-day DL with a strained oblique. Marco Estrada, moved to the bullpen after 18 starts, is a likely candidate.
Giants: Ryan Vogelsong (6-8, 3.74 ERA) allowed just one run on two hits in nine innings in his last start after going 0-4 with a 4.55 ERA in July.
Brewers: Yovani Gallardo (6-5, 3.38 ERA) has a string of 16 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings. He is 6-3 with a 2.81 ERA in nine career starts against the Giants.
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