DETROIT (AP) — Back in the lineup a day after being beaned, Carlos Gomez led off the game with a home run and added a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
Gomez was hit in the left earflap by a pitch from New York Mets rookie Noah Syndergaard on Sunday, but he played in the series opener at Detroit, and he began the game with a drive to left off Kyle Lobstein (3-4).
With the score tied at 2 and two outs in the seventh, Gomez singled up the middle to score Luis Sardinas from second.
Jeremy Jeffress (1-0) earned the win. Milwaukee's Jonathan Broxton worked through a jam in the eighth, and Francisco Rodriguez finished for his eighth save in as many chances. Aramis Ramirez also homered for the Brewers. Earloer in the day, 2nd baseman Scooter Gennett was sent to AAA Colorado Springs; reliever Corey Knebel replaced him on the roster.