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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.
"It was tough," Gallardo said. "It's obviously something you don't want to ever run into or happen.
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"There's different things we all go through, different situations. We all have stuff off the field.
Something like that is a big deal. It's serious. I apologize. I'm just going to do everything possible and everything I have to do so something like that doesn't happen again."
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.
"The guys in here, they know what kind of person I am," Gallardo said. "It's one of those things, obviously, we all know what happened was a mistake. It wasn't the brightest thing. But the guys are behind me."
"I think Yo had something to prove and obviously wasn't happy with what happened a few days ago," Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said. "And he was determined to go out there and do whatever he could to pitch well, and he did.
"Yo is really well-liked here. And they know how hard it is on him, and what he's going through. I think this is a tight bunch of guys and I think they really pull for each other."
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.
Milwaukee had a 7-0 lead after three innings.
"It didn't really matter what pitch it was in those three innings," Cain said. "Everything was coming back to the middle. Right in the middle. I was just not executing the pitches at all."
Gallardo's two-run homer was his first of the season and 11th of his career, the most by a Milwaukee pitcher.
Braun hit his third homer of the year, a two-run shot in the first. He had been in a 1-for-18 slump, including 11 strikeouts.
Lucroy added his two-run homer in the third for a 7-0 lead.
Gallardo was aggressive with his fastball and was throwing it for strikes to improve to 40-19 at Miller Park.
"I think he threw really well," Lucroy said. "That's the best I've seen him throw this year. I could tell in the bullpen there was something different about him today."
Cain settled down and retired 11 of his final 12 batters. But he has allowed five homers in his past two games after not allowing one in his first two outings. He has also given up 18 earned runs and 21 hits in his past three starts.
"I will say, Cain gave us a gutty effort," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "He regrouped and made a nice adjustment. He pitched great the last three innings. But, when you give up three two-run homers, that is hard to overcome."
|Yovani Gallardo connects for his 11th career home run, a Brewers team record for pitchers. (Getty Images)|
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|San Francisco Giants|
|Angel Pagan, CF||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.311|
|Gregor Blanco, LF||4||0||2||0||0||0||1||.250|
|Pablo Sandoval, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.293|
|Hunter Pence, RF||4||0||1||0||0||3||2||.262|
|Brandon Crawford, SS||4||2||3||1||0||0||0||.352|
|Nick Noonan, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||1||3||.412|
|Brandon Belt, 1B||3||0||0||1||0||1||1||.170|
|Hector Sanchez, C||2||0||0||0||1||2||0||.188|
|Javier Lopez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jean Machi, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Andres Torres, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.250|
|Matt Cain, P||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||.000|
|b- Guillermo Quiroz, PH-C||2||0||1||0||0||0||1||.667|
|a-walked for Machi in the 9th|
|b-doubled for Cain in the 7th|
|2B - Brandon Crawford (4, Gallardo), Guillermo Quiroz (1, Gonzalez)|
|HR - Brandon Crawford (3, Figaro)|
|SF - Brandon Belt (2)|
|RBI - Brandon Crawford (7), Brandon Belt (5)|
|SB - Gregor Blanco (2, 2nd base off Gallardo/Lucroy)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Matt Cain (L,0-2)||6||7||7||7||0||4||3||7.15|
|HBP - Gomez (by Matt Cain)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Matt Cain 98-67, Javier Lopez 7-4, Jean Machi 19-12|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Cain 4-10, Javier Lopez 1-0, Jean Machi 3-1|
|Batters Faced - Matt Cain 26, Javier Lopez 2, Jean Machi 5|
|Norichika Aoki, RF||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.298|
|Jean Segura, SS||4||1||1||0||0||0||1||.367|
|Ryan Braun, LF||4||1||1||2||0||0||1||.275|
|Rickie Weeks, 2B||4||1||1||0||0||2||0||.193|
|Jonathan Lucroy, C||4||1||1||2||0||0||0||.255|
|Martin Maldonado, C||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.182|
|Alex Gonzalez, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||.146|
|Carlos Gomez, CF||2||1||1||0||0||1||0||.308|
|Yuniesky Betancourt, 1B||3||1||1||1||0||1||1||.282|
|Yovani Gallardo, P||2||1||1||2||0||1||0||.250|
|Mike Gonzalez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Khris Davis, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.231|
|John Axford, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Alfredo Figaro, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-doubled for Gonzalez in the 7th|
|2B - Khris Davis (2, Lopez)|
|HR - Ryan Braun (3, Cain), Jonathan Lucroy (2, Cain), Yovani Gallardo (1, Cain)|
|RBI - Ryan Braun 2 (10), Jonathan Lucroy 2 (8), Yuniesky Betancourt (9), Yovani Gallardo 2 (2)|
|SB - Rickie Weeks (2, 2nd base off Cain/H. Sanchez), Carlos Gomez (1, 2nd base off Cain/H. Sanchez)|
|Team LOB - 2|
|DP - Segura|
|E - Alex Gonzalez (3, Dropped line drive)|
|Yovani Gallardo (W,1-1)||6||5||1||1||1||6||0||5.24|
|Pitches-Strikes - Yovani Gallardo 92-57, Mike Gonzalez 17-10, John Axford 13-9, Alfredo Figaro 21-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yovani Gallardo 3-9, Mike Gonzalez 1-0, Alfredo Figaro 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Yovani Gallardo 24, Mike Gonzalez 4, John Axford 3, Alfredo Figaro 5|
|Attendance - 29161|
|Game Time - 2:48|
|Temperature - 64|
|Umpires - Home - Jerry Meals, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Jordan Baker, Third Base - Tim Welke|