The San Francisco Giants were going for the sweep on Sunday afternoon against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park. Despite blowing a lead in the ninth inning, the Giants rallied in the 11th to claim a 4-3 victory.
Matt Cain pitched very well against a quality Brewers lineup, working seven innings and allowing just two runs on six hits and a walk. He struck out 10. Shawn Marcum started for Milwaukee and pitched well, tossing six frames of three-run ball.
Aramis Ramirez drove in a run in the first inning with a bloop RBI-single. Recent call-up Conor Gillaspie doubled to tie the score at 1-1, the second RBI of his career. Angel Pagan then drove Gillaspie in with a groundout to second baseman Rickie Weeks to give the Giants a 2-1 lead.
Ryan Theriot singled in a run in the fourth inning to make the score 3-1. Ramirez then answered in the sixth with a sacrifice fly to cut the deficit to one.
Santiago Casilla came on for the save in the ninth. Corey Hart reached on an error from Gillaspie to lead off the inning. After a strikeout of Jonathan Lucroy and pop out from Taylor Green, Travis Ishikawa doubled into the left-center field gap to tie the score at 3-3.
The Giants loaded the bases in the bottom of the 11th against an erratic Tim Dillard. Hector Sanchez worked the count to 3-0 in his favor, and after seeing two strikes cross the plate, he lined a ball into left field for an RBI-single to win the game.
A big win for San Francisco, especially after blowing the lead in the ninth. They'll now head to Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks.
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