After getting shelled in his previous start, Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo decided to do a little damage himself on Saturday night.
Gallardo singled, doubled, scored two runs and executed a successful sacrifice bunt off former teammate Shaun Marcum in a key spot to help Milwaukee hold off the New York Mets 7-6.
''I just try to put the ball in the play,'' Gallardo said. ''The first base hit didn't feel too good on my hands. I hit it off the end of the bat and I just got a lucky break.''
Gallardo said the double he laced in the fourth inning wasn't in the location Marcum wanted it.
''The slider he threw me was up. He made a mistake,'' Gallardo said. ''I was able to put a good swing on it.''
Milwaukee scored a key run in the sixth with Gallardo in the thick of things. After Logan Schafer led off with a single, Gallardo executed a two-strike sacrifice bunt. Marcum fielded the ball cleanly but his throw was dropped by second-baseman Daniel Murphy, who was covering first. The ball ...