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Yovanni Gallardo homered and struck out six in his first start since being arrested on a drunken driving charge, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat San Francisco 7-2 Thursday for a three-game sweep.
Gallardo (1-1) was arrested early Tuesday morning. The right-hander allowed five hits, one walk and one earned run in six innings.
Milwaukee took all three games from the World Series champion Giants and won its season-high fourth in a row after a 1-8 skid.
Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy also homered for Milwaukee, which swept San Francisco for the first time since July 18-20, 2008.
San Francisco lost for the fourth time in six games and fell to 0-4 when Matt Cain pitches.
Cain (0-2) gave up seven earned runs and seven hits while striking out four without a walk in six innings. All of them runs came in the first three innings.
Gallardo's two-run homer was his first of the season and 11th of his career, the most ever by a Milwaukee pitcher.
Braun hit his third homer of the year, a ...
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