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Giants Look To Win Back-To-Back Games For The First Time Since Late June

(Sports Network) - For Brewers shortstop Alcides Escobar, the All-Star break can't come soon enough.

The 23-year-old will try to shake off his third crucial error in two games this evening when Milwaukee hosts theSan Francisco Giants for the second game of four straight at Miller Park.

Escobar made two errors that led to five unearned runs in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, then booted a potential double-play ball with one out that helped key a four-run seventh frame for the Giants in last night's 6-1 setback.

"The key play was the ground ball where we thought we were going to get a double play and then we went 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position," Brewers manager Ken Macha said. "I'm more frustrated then the fans are. The Giants put the ball in play with the bases loaded and we didn't."

Milwaukee managed just Rickie Weeks' bases-loaded walk in the second inning in losing for the second straight game and for the third time in four contests. Starter Dave Bush yielded just one run over six innings, butKameron Loe was charged with four runs -- two earned -- while recording just one out in relief.

All-Star Corey Hart went 2-for-5 with a double in the loss, extending his hitting streak to 20 games. He is batting .360 (31-for-86) on the run with a pair of homers and 19 RBI.

Aubrey Huff followed Escobar's error, which allowed one run to score and kept the bases loaded, with a two-run bloop single and ended with three hits, while Buster Posey added a solo homer in just San Francisco's second win in 10 games. Jonathan Sanchez earned the win for yielding a run over six innings with six strikeouts.

"I feel good with the way I'm throwing right now," Sanchez said. "I was able to go deep into the game and give our bullpen a rest for the most part."

San Francisco will look to win back-to-back games for the first time since June 20-22 and send Madison Bumgarner to the hill tonight.

The 20-year-old is still searching for his first major league win after failing to post a decision in four games -- one start -- last season before losing his first two starts in 2010.

The left-hander, who has never faced Milwaukee, has notched consecutive seven- inning outings versus the Red Sox and Rockies, allowing seven earned runs. In Thursday's loss to Colorado, Bumgarner allowed four runs -- three earned -- on nine hits with five strikeouts.

The Brewers go with 33-year-old Randy Wolf, who picked up a victory over the Cardinals on Thursday. He allowed just a run on four hits over 6 1/3 innings of work, improving to 6-7 with a 4.70 earned run average this season.

The lefty is 8-4 with a 3.23 ERA in 16 career starts versus the Giants.

San Francisco, which split six games at Miller Park last year, has won four of its last five versus Milwaukee after dropping nine of 11 in the series.