Brewers' Peralta homers and pitches into 7th

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 25, 2014 at 7:24 pm •  Published: March 25, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) — Wily Peralta hit his second homer of spring training and allowed one run over 6 1-3 innings but the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Tuesday.

Khris Davis a homered in the fifth, before Peralta and Carlos Gomez went back-to-back in the sixth. Martin Moldando connected in the eighth for the Brewers, who had eight hits.

Pablo Sandoval hit a solo shot in the eighth for the Giants.

San Francisco starter Madison Bumgarner extended his Cactus League scoreless streak to 21 1-3 straight innings and retired 13 of the first 14 batters before Davis hit a long home run to left-center in the fifth to tie the game 1-all. Peralta led off the sixth with a 400-foot-plus drive to center field and Gomez followed with his third homer of the spring to left.

"There must have been a home run derby I didn't know about," Bumgarner said.

Bumgarner finished with a 1.19 ERA for the spring.

"You don't ever want to give up runs but in a way it's kind of a relief to give up some before the start of the season," he said. "It doesn't really sound like it makes sense, but it kind of does."


Giants: Bumgarner struck out six in 5 1-3 innings and the slow curveball he's debuting this spring had several Brewers out in front early. But he fell behind twice to Davis, giving up a line-drive single and a long home run.

"I'm not too worried about it. I felt pretty good about the way I threw the ball," he said. "They stretched some (at-bats) out, got into some hitter's counts and did what they're supposed to do."

Brewers: Peralta ended the spring with his best outing of the season, wiggling out of a jam in the first inning and allowing six singles without a walk.

"I had three pitches going," Peralta said. "The season is right there now, so you're not trying to mess around or work on pitches this close to the start. You want to make pitches like it's a real game. I felt like I was able to pound the strike zone and make pitches I needed to make."