The San Francisco Giants ended a four-game losing streak while salvaging the final game of a weekend series against Milwaukee Sunday by an 8-5 score. The Brewers got home runs from Ryan Braun, Hernan Perez, and Travis Shaw. The big blow for the Giants was a three-run double by catcher Buster Posey after losing pitcher Junior Guerra had walked the bases full. They pulled it off without future Hall of Fame manager Bruce Bochy, who left the team to attend Sunday’s ceremony at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rookie Freddy Peralta is scheduled to start tonight’s (Monday’s) road game against the Dodgers. The Brewers trail first-place Chicago by a game-and-a-half.
–NL Central Division
Chicago Cubs 5, St. Louis Cardinals 2
New York Mets 1, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Cincinnati Reds 4, Philadelphia Phillies 0 B