Brewers Score Three in the 9th to Beat Giants

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer in the sixth and then knocked in the winning run as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied with three runs in the ninth for a wild 7-6 win over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.

With one out, pinch-hitter Craig Counsell singled to left. Brian Wilson (2-4), who blew his fourth save of the season, then walked Matt Gamel. Corey Hart, who had been hitless in his last 19 at-bats, followed with an RBI single.

J.J. Hardy slapped a shot off the glove off second baseman Juan Uribe and Gamel raced from second to beat the throw home and tie the game. One out later, Fielder doubled into the right-field corner.

The Giants had snapped a 4-4 tie in the top of the inning on sacrifice flies by Bengie Molina and Edgar Renteria off Trevor Hoffman (1-1).

Center fielder Mike Cameron had kept the game tied at 4 in the seventh when he timed his leap perfectly and reached well over the wall in center to rob Nate Schierholtz of a home run.

San Francisco starter Barry Zito looked strong for the second straight game before tiring.

Zito walked Hart and Ryan Braun before Fielder hit his 19th home run of the season to pull Milwaukee to 4-3 and chase him from the game. Reliever Brandon Medders tried to protect the slim lead, but Casey McGehee hit the first pitch to left for his fourth homer this season.

San Francisco jumped out to a quick lead on RBI singles by Travis Ishikawa and Uribe, and then Sandoval, who knocked in the Giants' only run with his ninth homer of the season in Friday's night's 5-1 loss to Milwaukee, homered to deep right-center.

Sandoval made it 4-0 when he golfed a low outside pitch from rookie reliever Chris Smith for his second career multi-homer game this season.


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