Milwaukee Brewers defeat San Francisco Giants, 2-1

San Francisco — The Milwaukee Brewers, who looked so bad in getting swept in a four-game series at Miller Park by San Francisco in early July, are returning the favor at a particularly bad time for the Giants.

The Brewers out-pitched the Giants for the second consecutive game Saturday night, coming away with a 2-1 squeaker before another sellout crowd of 41,767 at AT&T Park.

After scoring just one run against the Brewers in the first two games of the series, the Gian...

San Francisco — Ryan Braun knows how to sprint to the finish line.

Much like a year ago, the Brewers' all-star leftfielder is heading toward season's end on an offensive surge. In 2009, he batted .357 in September with 46 hits, a push that resulted in a league-leading 203 hits.

This season, Braun started his finishing kick earlier. Entering play Saturday, he was batting .401 (63 for 157) since Aug. 1, the highest mark in the major leagues over that span.

"I feel e...