Cain homers, Woodruff pitches Brewers past Giants 6-2

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 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.

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.

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.

Woodruff (9-7) pitched shutout ball until Belt’s home run. He allowed five hits and one run with three walks.

Jake Cousins walked two but struck out the side in the seventh. Brent Sutter retired six.

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-related injured list. The 35-year-old right-hander, who received IV fluids and medication, retired 11 batters and allowed six runs and 10 hits.

Milwaukee jumped on the Giants for two runs in the first on three soft singles and an RBI groundout by Avisaíl García.

Yelich made it 6-0 when he singled and scored from first when Omar Narváez’s pop-up fell between third baseman Kris Bryant and left fielder Alex Dickerson.

The Giants were held to two hits over the first five innings and stranded two runners in the sixth and seventh.

ROSTER MOVES

The Giants added José Quintana to the 26-man roster before the game and optioned RHP John Brebbia and IF Jason Vossler to Triple-A Sacramento.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: SS Willy Adames was back at shortstop. Adames did not play Monday because of a sore left quadriceps muscle that limited him to DH duties over the weekend in Minnesota.

Giants: Cueto has twice tested negative for COVID-19 since returning last week from a funeral in his native Dominican Republic. … 2B Tommy La Stella (left side tightness) was held out for a second straight game.

UP NEXT

Giants RHP Kevin Gausman (12-5, 2.49 ERA) hasn’t lost since July 30 but has allowed seven earned runs over his last 14 2/3 innings. LHP Brett Anderson (4-8, 4.27) returns to the mound after coming out of his last start because of right hip tightness.

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Michael Wagaman, The Associated Press

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