Cueto dominant in debut, Giants top Brewers 2-1
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Johnny Cueto pitched seven solid innings in his San Francisco debut as the Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Cueto was the centerpiece of San Francisco's offseason rotation overhaul when he signed a six-year, $130 million deal after winning a championship with the Kansas City Royals. Cueto (1-0) picked up where he left off in the postseason, throwing his fastball effectively and varying his pitching motion to keep the Brewers baffled. He scattered six hits and struck out four.
Brandon Crawford homered for the Giants and saved another run with a sharp defensive play. Sergio Romo pitched the eighth and Santiago Casilla got the last three outs for his first save.
Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson (0-1) took the loss.