Gonzalez pitches Brewers to win
By JOE TOTORAITIS
MILWAUKEE — Gio Gonzalez received a standing ovation following an impressive first start with Milwaukee, and the Brewers beat the slumping San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Saturday night.
Gonzalez (8-11) allowed an unearned run and three hits over 5 2/3 innings, striking out seven and walking one in his first start since an Aug. 31 trade from Washington. He retired 16 of his 21 batters and left with a 4-1 lead.
The veteran left-hander was 0-3 with an 8.70 ERA over his final four starts with the Nationals. Gonzalez had 10 days between starts, though, and took it to the Giants, who lost their season-high seventh straight game and fell a season-worst seven games under .500.
The Brewers pushed their NL wild-card lead to 2 1/2 games over the St. Louis Cardinals, who lost 4-3 to the Detroit Tigers.
Christian Yelich hit his 28th homer for Milwaukee and reached base for the 24th straight game, the longest active streak in the NL. He has 10 homers in that span.
Travis Shaw also got his 28th home run, taking Chris Stratton (9-9) deep in the first.
Jeremy Jeffress recorded the final four outs for his 10th save.