Milwaukee Brewers Defeat Giants 5-2; Peralta Excellent in Return From DL


Wily Peralta returned from the disabled list and the Milwaukee Brewers ended a 7 game losing streak to the San Francisco Giants, defeating them 5-2 Tuesday night.

After starting the season 1-5 with a 4.00 ERA, Peralta was placed on the disabled list on May 25. After making a few rehab starts, Peralta (2-5) was back to his ‘A’ game against the Giants. He pitched 6+ innings, striking out 3 and walking 2, and was relieved after giving up a walk and a double leading off the bottom of the 7th.

The Brewers got out of the gates early, building a 2-0 lead after the 1st inning.  Carlos Gomez doubled in Gerardo Parra, and Adam Lind followed with a single, scoring Gomez. The Brewers added another in the 3rd inning, as Lind hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Parra. Scooter Gennett led off the 4th inning with a triple to right center, and Jean Segura followed with a single, pushing the Brewers lead to 4-0.

Parra collected his third hit of the game in the 7th inning, lining a triple into the right center field gap. Jonathan Lucroy hit a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Parra, and putting the Brewers ahead 5-0.

The Giants finally got on the board in the 7th inning. After Peralta was lifted with runners on 2nd and 3rd, Will Smith came in to retire the next three batters, allowing both inherited base runners to score.

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Giants starter, Matt Cain (2-2), picked up the loss as he struggled his way through 6 innings of work surrendering 4 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 3.

Francisco Rodriguez notched his 23rd save of the year, recording a strikeout, and securing the victory for Peralta. It is Rodriguez’ 371st career save as he continues to make his way up the all-time list.

The Brewers will try to take the series Wednesday afternoon as Mike Fiers (5-8, 3.94 ERA) squares off against Jake Peavy (2-4, 4.86 ERA). First pitch is slated for 2:45 pm.