For the second time this spring, Christian Yelich took the first pitch he saw for a ride.
Yelich’s solo blast to leadoff Milwaukee’s game Thursday against San Francisco was one of only two runs scored by the Brewers in a 5-2 loss to the Giants. Yelich later scored again on a Victor Caratini single in the fifth.
Milwaukee mustered seven hits, as many as San Francisco, but didn’t fare as well on the hill.
Brewers starter Freddy Peralta was dinged for two hits and two runs, including a homer, and whiffed four batters across 2 1/3 innings. He also walked one.
The best pitching performance of the afternoon came from newcomer Wade Miley, making his Brewers spring training debut. Miley collected five strikeouts in two frames.
Ethan Small was credited with the loss after surrendering a two-out, two-run double in the sixth inning that put San Francisco in front 4-2.
Milwaukee returns for its next game in the Cactus League at 2 p.m. Friday against Cleveland.