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Giants Unable to Solve Brewers' Anderson in 5-2 Loss



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    MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 06: Austin Slater #53 of the San Francisco Giants collides with the left field wall during the third inning of a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 6, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

    MILWAUKEE — Chase Anderson entered Tuesday night’s game riding back-to-back scoreless starts. This result, then, was just about as predictable as it gets.

    Anderson, Milwaukee’s grounder-inducing right-hander, made quick work of the league’s worst offense, dominating into the eighth. The Giants briefly rallied in the top of the ninth but went down 5-2 at Miller Park.

    Here are five things to know from a night that would have been worse had the Brewers held on to Scooter Gennett ...

    --- Matt Cain gave up five runs in five innings. He has a road ERA of 8.40 in six starts away from AT&T Park. Matt Moore is at 7.94 away from home. The thing is, you play half your games away from home. There’s a reason this team is 11-22 on the road.

    --- Can Sam Dyson hit?

    --- Cain gave up 10 hits in the first four innings, so it’s hard to say he was unlucky. But … he did pay dearly for a tough break. With two outs in the second, Eric Sogard hit a flare to left that dropped between three Giants and just missed Brandon Crawford’s outstretched glove. Two runs scored, and the Brewers would tack on another run in the inning.

    --- No, really, can Sam Dyson hit?

    --- The Bratwurst dominated the Sausage Race from start to finish and ran the last 10 yards backwards. It was a Usain Bolt-type of performance, and I was glad I was here to witness it live.

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