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Gallardo, Brewers fall to Giants 7-4

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 7, 2014 at 12:36 am •  Published: August 7, 2014
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yovani Gallardo and manager Ron Roenicke couldn't figure it out.

The pitcher had a streak of 16 2-3-innings without giving up a run snapped in the first when he allowed three of them, and the San Francisco Giants held on for a 7-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.

"It was just one of those days," Gallardo said. "I can't pinpoint one thing. Obviously command was a big issue."

Gallardo (6-6) gave up four runs on nine hits and walked four in four innings. His only shorter outing this season was May 20 at Atlanta when he left after 3 1-3-innings with an ankle injury.

"Lately, he's been pretty good, so I don't know what happened today," said Roenicke, who managed his 600th game with the Brewers.

Michael Morse and Pablo Sandoval each drove in three runs for the Giants, who won for the fifth time in the last seven games.

Ryan Vogelsong (7-8) won consecutive starts for the first time since May. On Friday, the right-hander allowed two hits in a complete game against the Mets.

"Stuff I was doing the last start didn't work today, so it was kind of a weird day," Vogelsong said. "It kind of felt like I was trying something new every inning and I was just fortunate enough to have balls hit right at people. I made some pitches when I needed to, but it wasn't really how I wanted to draw it up."

Morse hadn't had more than one RBI in a game since June 13 against Colorado, and the left fielder had only eight RBI in his previous 50 games.

But after a run-scoring single by Sandoval in the first, Morse's snapped a 1-for-11 skid with a two-out, two-run single to center for a 3-0 lead. In the fourth, his single to right with two outs gave San Francisco a 4-1 lead. The last time Morse had three RBI was May 29.

Sandoval smashed a two-run homer to left for a 7-3 lead in the eighth, one day after the third baseman hit a three-run shot.

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