Baltimore Orioles (26-24) at Milwaukee Brewers (31-22), 8:10 p.m. (ET)

The Sports NetworkMay 27, 2014 

( - Yovani Gallardo beat the Baltimore Orioles with his bat on Tuesday. Now, he'll try to take care of business on the mound when the Milwaukee Brewers close out a three-game series with the Orioles at Miller Park.

Gallardo came on as a pinch-hitter in the 10th inning and delivered the game- winning double, as the Brewers rallied for a 7-6 win.

With two outs and T.J. McFarland (0-1) on the hill, Baltimore opted to intentionally walk Mark Reynolds to face Gallardo, who was 0-for-4 in his career as a pinch-hitter but did have 12 homers and 41 RBI. Gallardo worked the count 2-0 before sending a drive to the wall in left-center, allowing Reynolds to score easily.

"I was just trying to get a ball that was out over the plate," Gallardo said. "I think the pitch wasn't where (McFarland) wanted it I'm pretty sure but I was able to make good contact."

Francisco Rodriguez (2-1), who blew a save with two outs in the ninth inning in Monday's 7-6, 10-inning loss, pitched a scoreless top of the 10th to earn the win.

Reynolds, Khris Davis and Carlos Gomez all homered for the Brewers, who won for just the fourth time in their last 11 games. Matt Garza started and struck out nine in 6 2/3 innings but was charged with six runs -- three earned -- on five hits.

The Brewers roughed up Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen, cranking three homers in the first four innings to claim a 5-0 lead.

"We were fortunate to start with being down that much and being able to battle back against Garza," Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said.

Now Gallardo takes the hill trying for his first win since April 6. Gallardo hasn't pitched since May 20 because of an ankle injury and is 2-3 on the season with a 3.51 ERA. He is 0-3 over his last four starts, though, with a 6.33 ERA.

Gallardo was skipped his last turn through the rotation due to an ankle sprain he suffered in his last loss.

"I know myself pretty well that it's not bad," Gallardo said. "It's nothing that's going to alter some of the things I do on the mound or stuff like that. There's a lot more things that go into it than just standing on the mound, but I think jogging, running, it's a little stiff, but nothing that I can't get through."

Baltimore, meanwhile, will counter with righty Bud Norris, who is 3-4 with a 3.83 ERA. Norris snapped a two-start skid and won for the first time in four starts on Friday against Cleveland, despite a so-so showing that saw him surrender four runs, six hits and three walks in six innings.

"I just want to go out there and pitch and give my team a chance every five days and stay healthy," Norris told the team's official website. "I think that's the best I can do. And I think they think that way, too."

Norris has faced the Brewers 11 times and is 4-3 against them with a 4.30 ERA.

Milwaukee took two of three from the O's the last time these teams met back in 2008.

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