Chacin shines leading Brewers to 7-1 against Giants
Chacin (10-3) no-hit the Giants for five innings before allowing a leadoff homer to Nick Hundley in the sixth, though the Brewers had already built a 6-0 lead by then.
Jhoulys Chacin continued his brilliant month of July with seven innings of three-hit pitching Saturday night, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a third straight win over the Giants, 7-1, in San Francisco.
Eric Thames singled, doubled and scored three times and Lorenzo Cain collected four of Milwaukee's 14 hits, helping the Brewers (61-46) put 8 1/2 games between themselves and the Giants (52-54) in the National League wild-card race.
The right-hander allowed three or fewer hits for the fourth time in five starts in July, improving to 4-0 in the month. He gave up just the one run while walking one and striking out six.
Thames got the uprising going with a one-out double, after which he scored the game's first run on a single by Erik Kratz.
Orlando Arcia followed with an infield single, and after Chacin sacrificed the baserunners to second and third, Christian Yelich smacked a two-run single for a 3-0 lead.
Yelich led off the fifth inning with a home run, his 15th of the season, off Giants reliever Ty Blach.
The Brewers added another run in the inning when Mike Moustakas, acquired Friday from the Kansas City Royals, contributed a single sandwiched between hits by Cain and Jesus Aguilar, the latter driving in the run.
Moustakas debuted at third base with a 1-for-5 outing that included a strikeout.
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