The Giants had a very lucky break in the fifth when Deivi Cruz was struck out on a wild pitch but ended up on second base with one down. With two down, Mike Matheny was intentionally walked so the Brewers could face Brad Hennessey instead. Hennessey took full advantage of the situation and blasted a three-run homer to left, giving the Giants a 3-0 lead, which they held for the rest of the game.
SFDugout.com Player of the Game: Brad Hennessey. No one else did anything worth mentioning, except props to Tyler Walker and Scott Munter, who both had perfect innings, which is good for a team that usually struggles with their bullpen.
Game Notes: The Giants are now only six and a half games out, due to San Diego's continuing struggles... The Padres lead the west with only a .500 record.
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