Luis Gonzalez hit his first major league homer, a two-out, two-run shot to the scoreboard in the ninth inning that propelled the San Francisco Giants to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.
The Giants went 3-for-8 on their four-city road trip and made the most of their one-game visit to Milwaukee. The matchup was part of a series that was postponed due to the lockout, and San Francisco will return for a doubleheader in September.
Mexico’s Gonzalez homered after Wilmer Flores walked Jake Cousin(2-1). Gonzalez, 26, is technically still a rookie after brief stints in each of the past two seasons with the Chicago White Sox.
Joc Pederson hit his sixth home run for the Giants. The San Francisco rookie homered twice and doubled in a win at Washington on Sunday.
Pederson put the Giants ahead 2-1 when he homered in the eighth on Curt Casali’s two-out double off Trevor Gott.
The Brewers tied their share on Willy Adames’ homer in the left-field bullpen off Jake McGee (1-1).
For the Giants, Venezuelans Wilmer Flores 3-0 with a run scored; Thairo Estrada 4-1. The Mexican González 4-2 with a run scored and two RBIs.
For the Brewers, Dominican Willy Adames 4-1 with a run scored and an RBI. Puerto Rican Victor Caratini 3-0.