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AP photo Milwaukee Brewers’ Willy Adames is congratulated after hitting a home run against the San Francisco Giants Monday in Milwaukee.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Luis Gonzalez hit his first major league homer, a two-run drive with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the San Francisco Giants over the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Monday night.

The Giants went 8-3 on their four-city trip and made the most of their one-game visit to Milwaukee. This matchup was part of a makeup for a series postponed because of the lockout, and San Francisco will return for a doubleheader in September.

“It’s a group that really stayed together through a long, arduous and challenging trip,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said.

Gonzalez connected after Wilmer Flores drew a two-out walk from Jake Cousins ​​(2-1). Gonzalez, a 26-year-old outfielder, is technically still a rookie after brief stints in each of the past two seasons with the Chicago White Sox.

“I was just trying to get a good pitch to hit, something to handle and something to drive in the gap and it ended up going over the fence,” Gonzalez said. “Just really happy. I wish my family was here to witness it, but I’m sure they are really stoked back at home. It’s just incredible. I’m just loving life right now. ”

Joc Pederson hit his sixth homer for the Giants. The San Francisco newcomer homered twice and doubled Sunday in a win at Washington.

Pederson put the Giants ahead 2-1 when they homered in the eighth after a two-out double by Curt Casali off Trevor Gott.

Pederson’s homer came as fans sitting near the Giants dugout loudly heckled him.

“I heard them talking and I stepped out and then I heard them talking again. A lot of chitter chatter, ” Pederson said. “It’s nice to help the team and do what you can to win a ballgame. That’s what makes it fun. The interaction with the fans and adding a little pressure, I enjoyed it. ”

The Brewers tied it in their half on Willy Adames’ towering homer into the left-field bullpen off Jake McGee (1-1).

Camilo Doval, the eighth Giants pitcher, threw a scoreless ninth to record his fourth save in five attempts.

The Brewers got another stellar outing from reigning Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes, who pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings, giving up two hits while striking out 11. Burnes recorded double-digit strikeouts for the second consecutive game. He struck out 10 on April 19 against the Pirates.

Burnes struck out the first two batters in the seventh before Gonzalez singled. Gott replaced Burnes, who departed to a standing ovation. Gonzalez was caught stealing to end the inning.

The Brewers scored in the second when Keston Hiura led off with an infield single and eventually scored on Mike Brosseau’s single.

But the team’s offense remained stagnant a day after defeating the Phillies despite scoring only one run.

“We just don’t have many guys feeling good,” Brewers manager Craig Counsel said. “I think we’re missing some pitches to hit. The offense has been a little dry. ”


Brewers: INF Luis Urias (left quadriceps), who has been on the injured list since the start of the season, is on a rehab assignment with Double-A Biloxi. In two games, he has had two hits in eight at-bats. “He’s healthy. We’ve just got to get him at-bats, ” The council said of Urias, who is expected to be the team’s primary third baseman when he returns.


Kapler spoke glowingly of Gonzalez’s clutch homer. “Just aesthetically, it was really pretty,” he said. “Very beautiful swing and the majestic flight of the ball. It was a really cool moment for our club. ”

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