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,(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)8/7/2014 4:42:15 PM (GMT -5:00)
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