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MLB: Milwaukee 5, San Diego 2

SAN DIEGO, May 19 (UPI) -- Yovani Gallardo allowed only a two-run, fourth-inning homer Wednesday and struck out nine to bring the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-2 victory over San Diego.

Mark Kotsay drove in two runs for the Brewers, who took the lead for good when Jonathan Lucroy was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the sixth.

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Gallardo (5-2) allowed five hits over six innings and three relievers combined to throw three scoreless innings despite allowing a combined five hits with a walk.

John Axford gave up two singles, but also struck out three in the ninth for his ninth save.

Already holding a 3-2 lead, the Brewers got an RBI double from Ryan Braun in the seventh and he then scored on a single by Prince Fielder.

Dustin Moseley (1-6) took the loss, surrendering three runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings.

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