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…
AUDIO: Ron Roenicke on the big inning :06
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….
AUDIO: Brandon Kintzler knew the Giants weren’t going anywhere :11
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.