Santiago delivered RBI singles in the first and third innings before adding a solo homer in the eighth, helping the Giants improve to 5-0 under new manager
. They are one victory away from duplicating last season's start.
"We got off to a good start and we have to keep going," Santiago said. "If we keep winning, fine. We just have to keep playing the same way. We have a good club."
The Brewers have lost their first five games under first-year manager
, matching their worst start since 1984.
"Yeah, we're 0-5," Yost said. "But I look back and there's not really one thing about that game that I can call a negative. They battled back and I'm proud of that."
on the disabled list due to shoulder problems, the Giants had to sweat out the final two innings after Santiago's homer made it 6-3 in the top of the eighth.
"I told him after he struck out (on Friday) he was looking like he was trying to hit a grand slam," Alou said. "They don't come easy, grand slams. Today, he shortened his stroke and still hit one out."
"When you play so long, you have to make adjustments," Santiago said. "I've been doing that. Yesterday, I was trying to hit the ball out of the stadium. I went to my (hotel) room and thought about what I had to do. I slowed things down today."
But Worrell struck out
with the tying run on second before
, who was 3-for-5 with a homer, to foul out to Santiago to end the game.
"I was excited," said Eyre, who recorded just his third career save. "With Robbie being out, the rest of us have to pick up the slack. We're keeping games right there. Everybody's going to contribute, so do the job when you get the chance."
"The guys understand the situation we are in right now and they are stepping up," Alou added. "I'm still keeping an eye on Robbie Nen to see when he's coming back."
in a battle of former Olympic teammates, allowing three runs and six hits in six innings with a walk and four strikeouts.
Sheets (0-1), who won the Gold Medal game against Cuba in the 2000 Olympics in Australia, took the loss, yielding five runs and seven hits in seven innings.
"Pressing or not pressing, we need to get it together and get some wins under our belts," Sheets said.
After the Gints took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on RBI singles by Edgar Alfonzo and Santiago, the Brewers tied it in the bottom half on back-to-back homers by Young and Sexson.
But the Giants reached Sheets for three runs in the third.
' RBI double snapped the tie before Santiago and
followed with consecutive run-scoring singles to make it 5-2.
The Brewers got one back in the bottom half on Sexson's sacrifice fly.