Giants homer 3 times in 5-3 victory over Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A small tweak to his delivery has produced favorable results for Drew Pomeranz.

Pablo Sandoval, Kevin Pillar and Mike Yastrzemski homered and Pomeranz pitched into the sixth inning, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Friday night.

Last-place San Francisco earned its third straight win and seventh in 11 overall. Pomeranz (2-6) allowed two unearned runs in five-plus innings in his first win since April 24.

The 30-year-old left-hander gave up five hits in his second straight solid start after going 0-3 with a ghastly 19.16 ERA in May. He struck out five and walked three.

Pomeranz attributes better command to a more over-the-top delivery.

''For the most part, I was able to throw strikes when I needed to,'' said Pomeranz, who signed a one-year, $1.5 million free-agent contract with the Giants in the offseason.

''I think, hopefully, I've found the thing that I've been waiting on to click.''

Pomeranz got a no-decision despite pitching five scoreless innings in a 2-1 victory over Clayton Kershaw and the NL West-leading Dodgers on June 7.

''The last two outings he's been a different guy,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

''He's got to feel good about his little adjustment and should have a lot of confidence with that move.''

Yastrzemski's two-run drive to center off Alex Claudio made it 5-2 in the seventh. It was the second homer for the grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski since making his major league debut May 25.

Milwaukee right-hander Zach Davies (7-1) permitted three runs and six hits in five innings in his first loss since Sept. 22 at Pittsburgh. Davies was the first Brewers starter to open a season with seven straight winning decisions.

The NL Central-leading Brewers had won five of six.

After Yastrzemski connected, Milwaukee got one back in the eighth when Jesus Aguilar scored on a wild pitch. But Mark Melancon got Lorenzo Cain to fly out with the tying runs in scoring position.

Will Smith worked a scoreless ninth for his 17th save in 17 attempts.

The Giants took a 2-1 lead on Sandoval's two-run homer off Davies in the fourth. Sandoval's ninth homer was an opposite-field shot to left.

Pillar snapped a 2-2 tie with a solo drive in the fifth for his eighth of the season.

''Two pitches, one to Pablo and one to Kevin,'' Davies said. ''That's the way it goes sometimes. I kept the slider down and got some ground balls, but at the end of the day two pitches can decide the ballgame.''

MVP STUFF

Milwaukee star Christian Yelich went 1 for 4 with a walk and an RBI single, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. The reigning NL MVP also stole his 15th base in 16 attempts to move into a tie for the NL lead with Arizona's Jarrod Dyson.

HARD SLIDE

Pillar knocked second base from its anchor several feet toward third on a hard slide in the seventh. Pillar beat a throw from first baseman Jesus Aguilar on a pickoff attempt.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell challenged the safe call, but it was upheld on replay.

''My initial instinct was to try to reach for the base,'' Pillar said.

''You just hope that you beat the throw there, and you get there, and the base is no longer there. It's a stressful situation.''

TRADED

The Brewers traded right-hander Jake Petricka to the Texas Rangers in exchange for a player to be named or cash.

WORTH NOTING

Giants first base coach Jose Alguacil missed the game to attend his son's graduation. Field coordinator Antoan Richardson replaced him.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: RHP Jhoulys Chacin (lower back) threw a side outing and is expected to come of the injured list to start Monday's game in San Diego, manager Craig Counsell said. ... LHP Gio Gonzalez (left arm) threw on flat ground. It's not known when he'll be able to throw off a mound.

UP NEXT

Brewers: RHP Jimmy Nelson (0-1, 12.00 ERA) will make his second start after missing all of 2018 recovering from right shoulder surgery. He is 2-2 with a 5.28 ERA in five career starts against San Francisco.

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (3-6, 3.83 ERA) is 7-4 with a 2.63 ERA in 12 career starts against the Brewers.

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  • W: D. Pomeranz (2-6)L: Z. Davies (7-1)S: W. Smith (17)
  • HR: SF - P. Sandoval (9), K. Pillar (8), M. Yastrzemski (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Yelich RF40110111.344.445.7401.1854.5
R. Braun LF50000024.264.314.455.768-1.0
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M. Moustakas 3B50200014.280.347.593.9401.5
H. Perez 2B40100013.264.308.432.7400.5
J. Aguilar 1B31100102.197.303.306.6083.0
O. Arcia SS31100103.252.320.406.7263.0
Z. Davies P20000011.103.133.138.271-0.5
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  • a-popped out for Davies in the 6th
  • b-walked for Claudio in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Panik 2B40000001.241.313.336.6490.0
B. Belt LF-1B31100100.251.378.472.8503.0
P. Sandoval 1B-3B41321002.289.324.593.91710.0
B. Posey C40100001.256.318.400.7181.0
E. Longoria 3B30000000.231.306.399.7050.0
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a- D. Solano PH10000002.263.293.316.6080.0
W. Smith P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Crawford SS40000012.202.279.307.586-0.5
K. Pillar RF32311000.224.251.373.62413.0
S. Duggar CF30100021.243.285.357.6420.0
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R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Yastrzemski LF11121000.228.297.386.6837.0
  • a-grounded into a double play for Melancon in the 8th
BATTING
  • RBI - C. Yelich (55)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain 2 (2), R. Braun, Y. Grandal, M. Moustakas 3 (3), J. Aguilar, O. Arcia 2 (2), E. Thames
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Sandoval (14)
  • HR - P. Sandoval (9), K. Pillar (8), M. Yastrzemski (2)
  • SH - D. Pomeranz
  • RBI - P. Sandoval 2 (25), K. Pillar (30), M. Yastrzemski 2 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Sandoval 2 (2), B. Posey, B. Crawford
BASERUNNING
  • SB - L. Cain (7), C. Yelich (15)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Pillar 2 (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Aguilar-Arcia-Perez; Perez-Arcia-Aguilar)
  • E - M. Moustakas (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Panik-Belt; Belt-Crawford)
  • E - B. Crawford (7)
  • PB - B. Posey
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Davies (L, 7-1)5.06331222.601.261.0
M. Albers1.01110004.501.211.0
A. Claudio1.01110114.971.241.5
C. Burnes1.02000109.001.871.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Davies (L, 7-1)5.0
M. Albers1.0
A. Claudio1.0
C. Burnes1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Pomeranz (W, 2-6)5.05203506.431.7316.5
R. Moronta (H, 7)1.00000003.031.313.0
S. Dyson (H, 8)1.01001002.530.971.0
M. Melancon (H, 4)1.02112003.491.48-2.0
W. Smith (S, 17)1.00001201.950.8010.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Pomeranz (W, 2-6)5.0
R. Moronta (H, 7)1.0
S. Dyson (H, 8)1.0
M. Melancon (H, 4)1.0
W. Smith (S, 17)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 68-41, M. Albers 12-8, A. Claudio 22-13, C. Burnes 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 6-6, M. Albers 3-0, C. Burnes 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 21, M. Albers 4, A. Claudio 4, C. Burnes 4
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Melancon (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 93-59, R. Moronta 15-10, S. Dyson 11-5, M. Melancon 30-17, W. Smith 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 6-5, R. Moronta 1-2, S. Dyson 2-0, M. Melancon 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 24, R. Moronta 3, S. Dyson 4, M. Melancon 6, W. Smith 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Yelich RF40110111.344.445.7401.1854.5
R. Braun LF50000024.264.314.455.768-1.0
Y. Grandal C20000311.280.384.551.9362.5
M. Moustakas 3B50200014.280.347.593.9401.5
H. Perez 2B40100013.264.308.432.7400.5
J. Aguilar 1B31100102.197.303.306.6083.0
O. Arcia SS31100103.252.320.406.7263.0
Z. Davies P20000011.103.133.138.271-0.5
a- E. Thames PH10000001.252.376.483.8590.0
M. Albers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Claudio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Shaw PH00000100.167.282.295.5771.0
C. Burnes P00000000.286.286.286.5710.0
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  • a-popped out for Davies in the 6th
  • b-walked for Claudio in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Panik 2B40000001.241.313.336.6490.0
B. Belt LF-1B31100100.251.378.472.8503.0
P. Sandoval 1B-3B41321002.289.324.593.91710.0
B. Posey C40100001.256.318.400.7181.0
E. Longoria 3B30000000.231.306.399.7050.0
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Melancon P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Solano PH10000002.263.293.316.6080.0
W. Smith P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Crawford SS40000012.202.279.307.586-0.5
K. Pillar RF32311000.224.251.373.62413.0
S. Duggar CF30100021.243.285.357.6420.0
D. Pomeranz P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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  • a-grounded into a double play for Melancon in the 8th
BATTING
  • RBI - C. Yelich (55)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain 2 (2), R. Braun, Y. Grandal, M. Moustakas 3 (3), J. Aguilar, O. Arcia 2 (2), E. Thames
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Sandoval (14)
  • HR - P. Sandoval (9), K. Pillar (8), M. Yastrzemski (2)
  • SH - D. Pomeranz
  • RBI - P. Sandoval 2 (25), K. Pillar (30), M. Yastrzemski 2 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Sandoval 2 (2), B. Posey, B. Crawford
BASERUNNING
  • SB - L. Cain (7), C. Yelich (15)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Pillar 2 (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Aguilar-Arcia-Perez; Perez-Arcia-Aguilar)
  • E - M. Moustakas (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Panik-Belt; Belt-Crawford)
  • E - B. Crawford (7)
  • PB - B. Posey
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Davies (L, 7-1)5.06331222.601.261.0
M. Albers1.01110004.501.211.0
A. Claudio1.01110114.971.241.5
C. Burnes1.02000109.001.871.5
Total8.01055143---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Davies (L, 7-1)5.0
M. Albers1.0
A. Claudio1.0
C. Burnes1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Pomeranz (W, 2-6)5.05203506.431.7316.5
R. Moronta (H, 7)1.00000003.031.313.0
S. Dyson (H, 8)1.01001002.530.971.0
M. Melancon (H, 4)1.02112003.491.48-2.0
W. Smith (S, 17)1.00001201.950.8010.0
Total9.0831770---
PITCHERSIP
D. Pomeranz (W, 2-6)5.0
R. Moronta (H, 7)1.0
S. Dyson (H, 8)1.0
M. Melancon (H, 4)1.0
W. Smith (S, 17)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 68-41, M. Albers 12-8, A. Claudio 22-13, C. Burnes 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 6-6, M. Albers 3-0, C. Burnes 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 21, M. Albers 4, A. Claudio 4, C. Burnes 4
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Melancon (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 93-59, R. Moronta 15-10, S. Dyson 11-5, M. Melancon 30-17, W. Smith 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 6-5, R. Moronta 1-2, S. Dyson 2-0, M. Melancon 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 24, R. Moronta 3, S. Dyson 4, M. Melancon 6, W. Smith 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Aguilar scored, Arcia to third, Shaw to second on wild pitch35
  • 7TH INNING
    Yastrzemski homered to center, Pillar scored25
  • 5TH INNING
    Pillar homered to left23
    Yelich singled to left, Cain scored22
  • 4TH INNING
    Sandoval homered to left, Belt scored12
  • 3RD INNING
    Arcia scored, Cain to second on passed ball10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Will Smith pitching
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Ball, Braun fouled out to first
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Mark Melancon relieved Sam Dyson
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Moustakas singled to left
    • H. Perez: Perez grounded into double play shortstop to first, Moustakas out at second
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Aguilar walked
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Arcia reached on an infield single to second, Aguilar to third
    • Travis Shaw hit for Alex Claudio
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Shaw walked, Arcia to second
    • L. Cain: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Aguilar scored, Arcia to third, Shaw to second on wild pitch, Ball, Cain flied out to right
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Corbin Burnes pitching
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Sandoval singled to center
    • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Posey singled to center, Sandoval to second
    • Donovan Solano hit for Mark Melancon
    • D. Solano: Foul, Solano grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Sandoval to third, Posey out at second
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Mike Yastrzemski in left field
    • Sam Dyson pitching
    • L. Cain: Ball, Cain reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Yelich walked, Cain to second
    • R. Braun: Ball, Foul, Braun grounded into double play second to first, Cain to third, Yelich out at second
    • Y. Grandal: Grandal grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Albers Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Pillar singled to left center
    • Alex Claudio relieved Matt Albers
    • S. Duggar: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
    • M. Yastrzemski: Foul, Pillar stole second, Ball, Ball, Foul, Yastrzemski homered to center, Pillar scored
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Panik lined out to right
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Belt flied out to left
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Foul, Perez singled to left
    • Reyes Moronta relieved Drew Pomeranz
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Aguilar popped out to second
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Arcia reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Perez out at second
    • Eric Thames hit for Zach Davies
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Thames popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Albers pitching
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey grounded out to second
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Longoria safe at first on 3rd baseman Moustakas throwing error
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Crawford grounded into double play first to shortstop to second, Longoria out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • Z. Davies: Ball, Strike swinging, Davies lined out to right
    • L. Cain: Ball, Cain safe at first on shortstop Crawford fielding error
    • C. Yelich: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cain stole second, Yelich singled to left, Cain scored
    • R. Braun: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Yelich stole second, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked
    • M. Moustakas: Moustakas grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar homered to left
    • S. Duggar: Foul, Duggar singled to shallow center
    • D. Pomeranz: Pomeranz hit sacrifice bunt to first, Duggar to second
    • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Panik grounded out to second, Duggar to third
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Belt walked
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Sandoval reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Belt out at second
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Moustakas singled to left
    • H. Perez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Aguilar singled to left, Moustakas to second
    • O. Arcia: Arcia reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Aguilar out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Belt singled to right center
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sandoval homered to left, Belt scored
    • B. Posey: Ball, Posey flied out to left
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria flied out to right
    • B. Crawford: Crawford popped bunt out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Arcia walked
    • Z. Davies: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davies struck out looking
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Cain singled to left center, Arcia to third
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Foul, Ball, Arcia scored, Cain to second on passed ball, Yelich lined out to shortstop
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
    • D. Pomeranz: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Pomeranz struck out swinging
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Panik flied out to right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Moustakas reached on fielder's choice to third, Grandal out at second
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Perez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Moustakas out at second
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Aguilar popped out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Longoria grounded out to third
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Crawford grounded out to second
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pillar singled to right
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar out at third, Pillar stole second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Cain flied out to right
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Yelich grounded out to second
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Braun popped out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Panik popped out to third
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Belt flied out to deep left
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Sandoval doubled to deep right center
    • B. Posey: Foul, Posey grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)