Brewers dominated by Giants, fall into tie for first with Cardinals

Aug 31, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Kyle Lohse (26) pitches in the bottom of the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Image by Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Brewers dominated by Giants, fall into tie for first with Cardinals

By Matt Trebby. CREATED Aug 31, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO -- Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer among his three RBIs and finished a double shy of the cycle, powering the San Francisco Giants past the Milwaukee Brewers 15-5 on Sunday to match a season high with their sixth straight win.

Madison Bumgarner (16-9) followed up his one-hit gem Tuesday against Colorado with seven strikeouts in six innings to win his third straight start. The left-hander finished August at 4-1 with a 1.57 ERA.

Hunter Pence extended his NL-leading hitting streak to 13 games with a third-inning RBI double, the first of his four hits. He doubled again in the fifth and added a seventh-inning triple.

The Brewers lost their season-high fifth straight road game and dropped into a tie for the NL Central lead with St. Louis.