Gallardo armed for 8-3 victory over Orioles

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yovani Gallardo earned a victory with his arm a day after giving Milwaukee a win with his bat, and the Brewers overcame two home runs by Nelson Cruz to beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 Wednesday night.

Ryan Braun hit an early two-run double and Khris Davis added a three-run homer in the eighth.

Cruz hit two solo shots and leads the majors with 19 home runs.

On Tuesday night, Gallardo delivered a game-winning RBI double as a pinch-hitter in the 10th inning.

 

Back on the mound, Gallardo (3-3) gave up three runs on four hits and five walks in 6 2-3 innings. He also went 1 for 2 at the plate.

Braun’s double in the second inning helped the Brewers build a 4-1 lead against Bud Norris (3-5).

Also Wednesday, Ryan Braun ran 3rd among N.L. outfielders in the first All-Star balloting; Carlos Gomez is 6th;  Aramis Ramirez 2nd at his 3rd base position.  Catcher Jonathan Lucroy is 4th; shortstop Jean Segura is 5th.