The Milwaukee Brewers broke open a 2-2 pitchers duel with two runs in the eighth and three more in the ninth on the way to a 7-5 victory at San Francisco. The teams combined for eight runs in the last two innings. Wade Miley got the start, and said the double play worked in his favor.
Josh Hader weathered some boos from the crowd for his controversial tweets which came to light last week, but he picked up his third victory by retiring four straight. Christian Yelich and Travis Shaw had home runs for Milwaukee. Shaw broke down his blast.
Manager Craig Counsell liked the way his crew attacked the Giants defense.
Corey Knebel gave up a pair of runs but grabbed his 13th save. The Brewers kept pace with first-place Chicago. Shortstop Orlando Arcia got a start after his promotion from a minor league stint. Chase Anderson seeks his seventh win when he starts tonight’s game against the Giants.
–NL Central Division
San Francisco Giants 7, Milwaukee Brewers 5
Chicago Cubs 7, Arizona D-Backs 6
New York Mets 12, Pittsburgh Pirates 6
Philadelphia Phillies 9, Cincinnati Reds 4
St. Louis Cardinals idle