San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Randy Wolf pitched his first complete- game shutout in over two years, as the Milwaukee Brewers handled the San Francisco Giants, 3-0, in the opener of a three-game series at AT&T Park.
Wolf (12-11) gave up just three singles to record his first shutout since September 3, 2008 when he was member of the Astros. The left-hander, who struck out six and walked two, picked up the ninth shutout of his career.
Prince Fielder and Carlos Gomez each drove in a run for the Brewers, who have won three of five.
Madison Bumgarner (5-6) went 5 2/3 innings in the start for San Francisco, giving up two runs on nine hits. He also fanned five batters and walked one for the Giants, who remained a half-game ahead of the Padres atop the NL West standings.
The Brewers got the only run they would need in the first inning. Ryan Braun hit a two-out double and scored on Fielder's single to left.
Milwaukee had a chance to extend its lead in the second. However, Corey Hart flied out with the bases loaded to end the threat.
The Giants put their first two men on base in the third. Jose Guillen and Cody Ross hit back-to-back singles before Bumgarner grounded into a double play. Edgar Renteria popped out to strand a runner on third.
The Brewers tacked on a run in the fifth to make it a 2-0 game. Braun doubled and Fielder walked. Runners were on the corners after Casey McGehee grounded into a fielder's choice. Gomez drove in a run when he grounded into a fielder's choice.
Milwaukee plated another run in the seventh. Guillermo Mota gave up a one-out double to Gomez, who stole third. Alcides Escobar walked to put men on the corners. Jeremy Affeldt came in from the bullpen and George Kottaras hit a grounder to the reliever, whose errant throw home allowed a run to cross the plate. The runners advanced to second and third on the play. Affeldt retired the next two batters to keep it a 3-0 contest.
The Giants left a runner on second in the home seventh. Aubrey Huff worked a one-out walk and moved to second on Buster Posey's groundout. Pat Burrell, though, grounded out to end the threat.
After Juan Uribe walked to start the bottom of the eighth, Wolf retired the final six batters in order to record the 13th complete game of his career.
San Francisco swept a four-game series in Milwaukee from July 5-8 and has won seven of the past nine meetings between the ballclubs...Wolf improved to 9-5 in 18 career starts against the Giants...Bumgarner hasn't tasted victory since August 20...Braun went 3-for-5 with two runs scored.