MILWAUKEE (AP) -Prince Fielder hit his NL-leading 26th home run, Yovani Gallardo dazzled in his major league debut and the Milwaukee Brewers held off the struggling San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Monday night.
Barry Bonds, with 748 career home runs, went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks as San Francisco lost its fifth game in a row. The Giants have dropped 17 of 23 overall.
Mixing a 94 mph fastball with changeups 15 mph slower, the 21-year-old Gallardo (1-0) silenced the Giants' sputtering offense and allowed only one hit, to Bonds, from the second through the sixth. Considered one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, Gallardo gave up three runs and four hits in 6 1-3 innings overall.
He also lashed an RBI double in his first career at-bat to put the Brewers up 3-1 in the second.
Pinch-hitter Ray Durham connected for a two-run homer off Carlos Villanueva to cut Milwaukee's lead to 5-4 in the seventh. Francisco Cordero escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the ninth for his 26th save in 28 chances.
Giants starter Noah Lowry (6-6) lasted 5 2-3 innings, giving up five runs and nine hits.

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