Burnes shines as Brewers top Giants 2-1 to open doubleheader

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corbin Burnes struck out 14 and allowed three hits in eight shutout innings as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the San Francisco Giants 2-1 in the opening game of a doubleheader.

Burnes entered Thursday's game having allowed 17 earned runs in 21 innings over his last four starts.

He broke out of that mini-slump against the Giants while showcasing the form that enabled him to win the NL Cy Young Award last season.

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