57
      Wednesday
      74 / 53
      Thursday
      75 / 56
      Friday
      75 / 60

      Peralta first to 14 wins, Brewers edge Giants 3-1

      Milwaukee Brewers' Wily Peralta pitches to a San Francisco Giants' batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
      Milwaukee Brewers' Wily Peralta pitches to a San Francisco Giants' batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
      MILWAUKEE (AP) - Wily Peralta became the first 14-game winner in the majors this season, earning his fifth straight victory and pitching the Milwaukee Brewers past the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Thursday.

      Peralta (14-6) struck out a career-high nine in 6 2-3 innings. He gave up seven hits and walked one.

      Peralta began the day tied for wins with four pitchers in the NL and two in the AL.

      After escaping a first-inning jam, Peralta threw effectively until the seventh. He left with two outs and two on, and Jeremy Jeffress retired Hunter Pence on a fly ball to preserve a 3-1 lead.

      Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his 34th save.

      Jake Peavy (0-3) gave up three runs in 5 2-3 innings in his third start since being acquired from Boston,

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      8/7/2014 4:42:15 PM (GMT -5:00)