Belt launches first home run of Spring Training

Hudson debuts with scoreless inning as Giants drop fifth straight

Belt launches first home run of Spring Training

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Luis Jimenez's RBI double broke a fifth-inning tie Wednesday and lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-3 Cactus League victory over the Giants, who have lost five consecutive decisions.

Gerardo Parra opened the fifth against Giants left-hander Jeremy Affeldt with his second single of the game, before crossing the plate as Jimenez lashed his second double of the afternoon.

San Francisco pulled even on Brandon Belt's homer in the fourth.

Giants right-hander Tim Hudson, whose preparation had been delayed by his recovery from right ankle surgery in January, stranded two runners while working a scoreless first inning in his Cactus League debut.

Hudson ends first with K

The Brewers added two runs in the seventh inning off Santiago Casilla. Elian Herrera walked and scored on Matt Long's triple that eluded center fielder Gary Brown before Shane Peterson added a sacrifice fly.

Milwaukee starter Matt Garza worked three innings, allowing two runs on four hits. Both of those runs came in the second inning, courtesy of RBI singles by Brandon Crawford and Hector Sanchez.

Milwaukee leapfrogged ahead with three runs in the third inning off Tim Lincecum. With two outs and Parra on first base, Lincecum walked Ryan Braun. Khris Davis then doubled, scoring Parra and Braun. Martin Maldonado's single delivered Davis.

That was the only inning pitched by Lincecum, who complained of a sore neck.

"I'm not going to get much done, or at least much positive work in, trying to pitch with a little jammed neck," he said.

Giants up next: San Francisco will welcome a new non-roster invitee -- Will Ferrell. The famed actor and comedian plans to play every position spread out over five Cactus League games, including the Giants-White Sox contest (4:05 p.m. PT, webcast). With Giants starters now on a five-man rotation, left-hander Madison Bumgarner is likely to make his third Cactus League outing.

Chris Haft is a reporter for Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.