The San Francisco Giants found their bats Sunday and handily beat the Milwaukee Brewers. The final score was 9-2.
The win put the Bay Area team in sole possession of first place in the NL West. They are a half game out of first.
The San Diego Padres are a half game back. The Colorado Rockies are now one game back.
The Giants took two out of the three in the weekend series at AT&T Park.
The St. Louis Cardinals helped the Giants by taking three of four from the Padres, who began the day with a half-game lead over San Francisco in the NL West.
The Padres get their last day off Monday before opening a three-game series at Los Angeles. The Giants are off as well as they fly to Chicago with a three game series with the Cubs.
Jose Guillen hit a grand slam and drove in six runs. Barry Zito won for the first time in two months. Zito (9-13) pitched six solid innings to end a career-worst nine-game losing streak and record a victory for the first time since July 16. He gave up two runs and three hits, walking one and striking out three.
Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer for the Brewers, who were officially eliminated from the NL Central division race. Braun also robbed Cody Ross of a home run in the first inning, reaching over the fence to pull back his drive.