The Milwaukee Brewers used an 8-run 3rd inning to propel them to a 10-8 win over the San Francisco Giants Tuesday night at Miller Park. The victory marked the first time this season Milwaukee put together back-to-back victories.
Trailing 3-1 in the 3rd, Milwaukee was able to chase San Francisco starter Barry Zito with an 8-spot. Rickie Weeks tied the game at 3-3 with a ground rule double. Jonathan Lucroy then slapped a single up the middle to drive in a pair giving Milwaukee a 5-3 advantage. Yuniesky Betancourt later cleared the bases with a grand slam, his first long ball of the season and fifth grand slam of his career. Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke will take the big frame…
Carlos Gomez and Nori Aoki also went deep in the win. It was Aoki’s second and Gomez’s first of the year.
Pitching was a different story for Milwaukee. Wily Peralta struggled lasting just 4-innings in his 3rd start of the season. Peralta was tagged for 6-runs, 5-earned, on 7-hits and didn’t last long enough to factor into the decision. Brandon Kintzler ended up with the win, his first of the year. Kintzler expected a fight from the Giants….
The Brewers and Giants are at it again tonight at Miller Park for game 2 of their 3-game series. Kyle Lohse goes for Milwaukee against Ryan Vogelsong of San Francisco.