Clayton Kershaw tossed seven scoreless innings to pick up the win on Tuesday versus the Braves.
As strange as it sounds, Tuesday's outing was Kershaw's first in which he held the opposition scoreless. Kershaw scattered only four hits while striking out 10 and issuing no walks. He entered the game with a .347 BABIP and a 4.32 ERA, suggesting some of his struggles may just be bad luck. Kershaw's ERA is down to 3.86 with a 1.16 WHIP and an 83/16 K/BB ratio over 65 1/3 innings. The lefty goes up against the Rockies at Coors Field in his next start.
Glen Perkins was asked to get four outs Tuesday, earning his 17th save against the Red Sox.
With two on and two outs in the eighth, Perkins was brought in to face Pablo Sandoval. Sandoval hit an infield single to load the bases, but Perkins got Hanley Ramirez to fly out to end the threat. He then worked a perfect ninth to earn the save. Perkins leads the league with his 17 saves, and he owns a 1.25 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 21/2 K/BB ratio over 21 2/3 innings.
Brandon Belt hit his fifth home run of the season to help the Giants best the Brewers 6-3 on Tuesday.
Belt hit the solo shot off Corey Knebel in the seventh inning. The homer was the fourth in the first baseman's last 10 games. Belt is hitting .301/.375/.510 with 20 RBI and 22 runs scored this season.
Aramis Ramirez went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and a walk in a loss to the Giants on Tuesday.
Ramirez connected with a Madison Bumgarner pitch in the fourth inning for his sixth homer of the season. The multi-hit game was his first since May 15. Ramirez is batting .236 with 16 RBI in his final season.
Hunter Pence hit a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.
Pence hit the homer off Brewers starter Matt Garza in the first inning to get the Giants on the board. The homer was his second in 11 games this year. After missing the first month and a half with a broken forearm, Pence is now hitting .326/.370/.535 overall.
Santiago Casilla allowed two hits but struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save against the Brewers on Tuesday.
Casilla gave up a couple singles to bring the tying run to the plate in Carlos Gomez, but the right-hander got Gomez to fly out to end the threat. Casilla still hasn't allowed a run since April 25, owning a 1.37 ERA. He's got 13 saves, third-most in the National League.
Matt Garza allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings in a loss to the Giants on Tuesday.
Garza allowed two home runs among his eight hits, giving up runs in three of his five innings of work. He also walked three, but on the bright side, he struck out seven in the start. Garza is still winless in May, and the loss dropped him to 2-7 with a 6.00 ERA and 1.58 WHIP. Garza will look to start off June on the right foot when he takes on the Cardinals on Monday.
Madison Bumgarner held the Brewers to three runs over six innings in a win on Tuesday.
Bumgarner allowed just four hits and two walks, but a couple big hits did most of the damage against the southpaw. He was still good enough to get the win, improving to 6-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. Bumgarner will look to stay on a roll Sunday against the Braves.