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Bumgarner leads Giants past Brewers 5-2

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke (13) works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Friday, May 4, 2012. Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke (13) works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Friday, May 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
By Josh Dubow
AP Sports Writer / May 5, 2012
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SAN FRANCISCO—Madison Bumgarner shut down Milwaukee for seven innings and added an RBI double to win his eighth straight home start, helping the San Francisco Giants snap a four-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Brewers on Saturday.

Buster Posey and Brett Pill added RBI hits in a three-run sixth inning against Randy Wolf to give Bumgarner (5-1) all the support he needed as the Giants ended a season-worst losing streak.

The Brewers got NL MVP Ryan Braun back in the lineup after he missed Friday's series opener with a sore right Achilles and he hit a solo homer in the eighth inning. But Milwaukee lost shortstop Alex Gonzalez to an injured right knee earlier in the game in the latest stroke of bad luck to hit the team this week.

The Giants had not led a game at any point during their recent skid and struggled early against Wolf (2-3), putting just one runner in scoring position in the first four innings.

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