Giants fall to Brewers, head to LA after successful home stand

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER

A successful home stand for the Giants came to a losing end on Sunday, as the Milwaukee Brewers rode a pair of solo home runs by Eric Thames and Jesus Aguilar to a 5-3 victory over San Francisco to salvage the final game of the three game set.

©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich laces a fourth inning double, one of two on the day, during the Brewers 5-3 win over the Giants Sunday afternoon. Already the Major League home run leader, the two hits raised his average to .343.

While the Giants are still mired in last place, they held their own during the home stand, winning five out of the eight games, against three quality opponents that included the division leading Dodgers and Brewers.

It’s the first time this season that the Giants have won back-to-back series, taking two out of three from Milwaukee after sweeping two from the Padres. San Francisco is now 8-5 in the month of June.

©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Brewers reliever Josh Hader delivers a pitch during Milwaukee’s 5-3 win over the Giants Sunday afternoon at Oracle Park. Hader pitched two perfect innings to record his 17th save.

Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich added a pair of doubles for the Brewers, and Josh Hader came on in the eighth to pitch two perfect innings for his 17th save.

The Giants now hit the road for a seven game road trip starting with four games in Los Angeles against the team with the best record in the league and a 10.5 game lead in the NL West. Tyler Beede (0-2, 8.06) faces the Dodgers Kenta Maeda (7-3, 3.89) in the opener.

About Daniel Gluskoter

Daniel Gluskoter is the Martinez Tribune's national music and sports editor and a Bay Area photojournalist who's work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Time Magazine and Sports Illustrated. He covered the 2008 Presidential campaign as a correspondent for United Press International and has travelled worldwide covering events ranging from numerous Super Bowls and Olympics to Live Aid and the Grammys.

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