Oroville Mercury-Register

Cain homers, Woodruff pitches Brewers past Giants

- By Michael Wagaman

SAN FRANCISCO >> Lorenzo Cain homered and added an RBI single, and the Milwaukee Brewers won their second straight over San Francisco, beating the Giants 6-2 on Tuesday night in a matchup of division leaders.

All-Star right-hander Brandon Woodruff struck out eight in six innings to win back-to-back starts for the first time since late June.

Christian Yelich singled twice and scored two runs, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. The 2018 MVP is batting .385 (15 for 39) during the streak.

“Coming in here and winning the first two is huge against essentiall­y the best team in baseball,” Woodruff

said. “Two team wins, that’s awesome. Hopefully we see these guys later in October. “

Brandon Belt hit his 20th home run for San Francisco. Wilmer Flores also connected. The Giants struck out 15 times and have lost four of five.

“I don’t know that there’s anything specific that I’d point to,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “We just haven’t played all-around good baseball, and we’ve gotten it handed to us by some good pitching.”

Cain homered off Johnny Cueto leading off the second and singled in Rowdy Tellez in the third after Tellez’s RBI triple. The Brewers center fielder also nearly robbed Belt of his home run in the sixth with a leaping attempt, then lingered on the wall with his left arm draped over the top of it after the ball went over.

Cueto (7-7) was knocked around after being scratched from his scheduled start Monday when he experience­d cold and flu-like symptoms and was placed on the COVID-19 injured list. The 35-year-old right-hander, who received intravenou­s fluids and medication, retired 11 batters and allowed six runs and 10 hits.

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