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Brewers 4, Giants 2

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W: Yovani Gallardo (1-0)
L: Randy Johnson (0-1)
S: Carlos Villanueva (1)

HR: Yovani Gallardo (1), Mike Cameron (1)

MVP: Yovani Gallardo (.442 WPA)
LVP: Tie, J.J. Hardy and Corey Hart (-.072 WPA)

Win Expectancy Graph
SB Nation Coverage

Once the Brewers lost the opener to take the pressure off, Yovani Gallardo was free to have an incredible performance, allowing two runs on six hits in seven innings, striking out six and hitting the game-winning three-run home run.

The Giants made it interesting in the seventh, loading the bases against Gallardo and Mitch Stetter, but Coffey recorded the final out in the inning and pitched a perfect eighth. Carlos Villanueva pitched a perfect ninth for his first save.

The Brewers managed just five hits as a team, but Gallardo's home run gave them enough to win. Corey Hart and J.J. Hardy batted second and fifth again, respectively, and went 0-for-8 with two strikeouts.