Jhoulys Chacin dominant in Brewers' 7-1 win over Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jhoulys Chacin pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, Christian Yelich homered for the second time in three days and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Francisco Giants 7-1 on Saturday night.
Chacin (10-3) was masterful while earning his fourth consecutive win. The right-hander yielded one run, struck out six and walked one.
Chacin allowed only two runners and faced one over the minimum until Nick Hundley's leadoff home run in the sixth. He also gave up a two-out single to Steven Duggar in the sixth and a two-out double to Pablo Sandoval in the seventh.
Lorenzo Cain added four hits for the Brewers, and Eric Thames and Orlando Arcia had two apiece.
The Brewers beat the Giants for the third straight day to move within a half-game of NL Central-leading Chicago. The Cubs lost their second straight to St. Louis earlier in the day.
Taylor Williams and Dan Jennings retired three batters apiece to complete the four-hitter.
Newly acquired third baseman Mike Moustakas singled in five at-bats in his Milwaukee debut. The two-time All-Star was traded from Kansas City late Friday in exchange for outfielder Brett Phillips and right-hander Jorge Lopez.
Yelich had a two-run broken bat single off starter Johnny Cueto in the second then hit his 5th homer leading off the fifth against reliever Ty Blach.
Jesus Aguilar, Erik Kratz and Orlando Arcia also drove in runs for Milwaukee.
The Giants couldn't keep up and lost their fourth straight after manager Bruce Bochy tried to shake up his lineup by having McCutchen batting in the leadoff spot for the first time since 2011. McCutchen went 0-for-3.
Cueto (3-2) allowed seven hits and four runs over four innings. The right-hander is winless in four starts after missing two months with an elbow sprain.
Brewers: 2B Jonathan Villar (right thumb) has been sent to Triple-A Colorado Springs to begin a rehab assignment. . RHP Matt Albers was reinstated from the disabled list. OF Keon Broxton as optioned to Colorado Springs. . IF Brad Miller was designated for assignment.
RHP Junior Guerra (6-6, 3.13 ERA) starts against the Giants for the second time in his career in Sunday's series finale at AT&T Park. Guerra received a no-decision against San Francisco in 2017. LHP Andrew Suarez (3-6, 3.99) pitches for the Giants in his first career appearance against the Brewers.