MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers have won back-to-back games for the first time this season, after beating San Francisco 10-8 Tuesday night at Miller Park. The Crew exploded for eight runs in the third inning, capped off by a grand slam from Yuniesky Betancourt which made it a 9-3 game. But the Giants chipped away. They had the tying run at the plate when Andrew Torres flew out to the warning track in right to end the game. Barry Zito, who came in at 2-0 without giving up an earned run, was shelled for nine runs in two and two-thirds innings. He took the loss – and Zito remains winless for his career at Miller Park, where his E-R-A is now 9.44. Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta lasted just four innings, giving up six runs. Brandon Kintzler got the win to improve to 2-0, and Jim Henderson barely picked up his second save. Pablo Sandoval drove in four runs and Brandon Crawford had a solo homer for San Francisco, which lost for only the second time in its last eight games. Carlos Gomez and Norichika Aoki each hit solo homers for Milwaukee, which went 5 for 8 with runners in scoring position. Rickie Weeks and Jonathan Lucroy each drove in a pair, as the Crew improved to 4-8. Manager Ron Roenicke called the win a confidence booster against a tough Giants’ lineup. The two teams play again tonight at Miller Park. Right-hander Kyle Lohse faces Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong. Pregame coverage on WHBL gets underway at 6:35.
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