BY J.A. SCHWARTZ
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.
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.
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.