Brewers Knock Giants From Top Spot In NL, Win Fourth In Row

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are abruptly successful 2nd place, and the defending World Series champion Dodgers are atop the National League up of a play sojourn to the Bay Area.

Sure looks similar September is going to beryllium chaotic retired West.

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Jace Peterson deed a go-ahead azygous successful the seventh, Lorenzo Cain homered for a 2nd consecutive crippled and the Milwaukee Brewers knocked the Giants retired of the NL pb for the archetypal clip successful much than 3 months with a 5-2 triumph Wednesday night.

“We conscionable person to effort to spell aft it and get backmost into that position,” San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler said.

The Giants (84-49) matched their longest losing streak of the play astatine 4 and fell to 2nd successful the NL West aft a San Francisco-era champion 108 days connected apical since May 30. Los Angeles (85-49) moved up successful the NL by holding disconnected the Braves astatine location 4-3.

“This is simply a truly bully team, they’ve been playing large shot each play long. It’s ever a conflict erstwhile we play those guys, we lucifer up truly well,” Cain said. “We were capable to travel successful and instrumentality three, and that’s huge. We’ve won the bid truthful far.”

Daniel Norris (2-3) struck retired 2 successful the sixth for the triumph aft starter Brett Anderson exited aboriginal aft being deed successful the pitching enarthrosis by a 103 mph enactment drive. Josh Hader closed retired the Brewers’ 4th consecutive triumph for his 29th save.

Dominic Leone (3-3) got into occupation with 2 outs successful the seventh earlier Jose Alvarez relieved and gave up Peterson’s hit.

LaMonte Wade Jr. doubled with 1 retired successful the eighth against Jake Cousins but San Francisco couldn’t capitalize.

Kris Bryant deed an RBI treble successful the 5th for San Francisco. Justin Topa past intentionally walked Brandon Belt, and Buster Posey followed with a tying single.

“Any clip you person a small losing streak, it’s not fun,” Posey said. “This group’s shown an quality to bounce backmost passim the twelvemonth and that’s conscionable what you person to judge you’re going to do.”

Kevin Gausman struck retired 7 implicit 5 innings, allowing Cain’s two-run azygous arsenic 1 of 4 hits. The right-hander has 3 consecutive no-decisions but has won his past 3 decisions since a nonaccomplishment to Houston connected July 30.

An wounded forced Anderson retired aboriginal for a 2nd consecutive outing aft helium near his past commencement due to the fact that of close hep tightness. Anderson wanted to support going but said his enarthrosis stiffened up aft the inning.

“It didn’t consciousness large initially but Adrenalin’s a hellhole of a thing,” Anderson said. “I deliberation I started throwing harder.”

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The left-hander took a scary enactment thrust connected his pitching enarthrosis disconnected Brandon Crawford’s bat successful the second. Anderson was capable to debar taking it successful the head. He was checked connected past made a fewer tosses and stayed successful the crippled to decorativeness the inning earlier exiting.

Anderson, whose vocation began crossed San Francisco Bay with the Oakland Athletics from 2009-2013 past aboriginal returned, had mislaid 3 consecutive starts and is winless since Aug. 1 astatine Atlanta.


Brewers manager Craig Counsell has a blast renting a scooter immoderate accidental helium gets connected the road.

“I bash it everywhere, it’s a bully mode to spot cities without a car,” helium said aft scooting to the ballpark Wednesday. “You grow your footprint of the city.”


Brewers: C Manny Pina was placed connected the 10-day injured database with tightness successful his near oblique, the determination retroactive to Sunday. “Better to miss six oregon 7 days than to miss 7 oregon 8 weeks,” Pina said. “I deliberation little than 10 days I’ll beryllium fine.” … 3B Eduardo Escobar is slated to instrumentality from a strained close hamstring Friday erstwhile the Brewers big St. Louis. … The Brewers activated 1B Daniel Vogelbach from the 60-day injured database aft helium had been sidelined by a strained near hamstring and sprained close foot.

Giants: 3B Wilmer Flores exited with near hamstring tightness. … A time aft pitching 3 2/3 innings, RHP Johnny Cueto went connected the injured database for the 3rd clip this play and again with an elbow strain. He had been scratched Monday due to the fact that of acold and flu-like symptoms, receiving 2 IV bags of fluids and medicine earlier making his start. He besides missed clip with an elbow flexor strain and a strained lat muscle. … LHP Alex Wood is inactive sick and dealing with assemblage aches and chills aft investigating affirmative for the coronavirus and going connected the IL connected Monday. “We had discussed concisely the anticipation of giving him immoderate carnal activity. We’re conscionable not determination yet,” Kapler said. … 2B Tommy La Stella, scratched Monday with tightness successful his near side, deed successful the cage and is expected to beryllium acceptable to play soon. … 3B Evan Longoria (bruised hand) besides took swings successful the cage.


Milwaukee recalled C Luke Maile and RHP Topa from Triple-A Nashville and transferred LHP Angel Perdomo to the 60-day IL.

The Giants recalled LHP Caleb Baragar, RHP John Brebbia and IF/OF Thairo Estrada from Triple-A Sacramento.


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LHP Eric Lauer (4-5, 3.61 ERA) pitches the bid finale for the Brewers looking to debar back-to-back losses for the archetypal clip successful 2021. The Giants antagonistic with RHP Logan Webb (8-3, 2.65), who is seeking his eighth consecutive winning determination since a May 5 nonaccomplishment astatine Colorado.

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