Carlos Gomez proved right from the very beginning Monday night that he was feeling fine after being hit in the head with a fastball just one day prior.
Gomez hit a lead off home run and drove in the game-winning run in the seventh as the Milwaukee Brewers earned a 3-2 win in rainy Detroit.
The centerfielder came to the plate with the game tied at two, runners on first and second with two outs, and laced a single to center off losing pitcher Kyle Lobstein. Gomez finished 2-for-5 with two RBI and one run scored.
Milwaukee (14-25) also got a boost from third baseman Aramis Ramirez, whose lead off home run in the fourth pulled the Brewers even before the game slowed down with heavy rains in the sixth inning.
Starter Mike Fiers was solid, holding one of the best hitting teams in the American League to two runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out three in a no decision.
Jeremy Jeffress (1-0) picked up the win in relief, while Jonathan Broxton pitched Milwaukee out of a jam in the eighth and Francisco Rodriguez earned his eighth save.
Prior to the game, Milwaukee optioned Scooter Gennett to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Gennett was hitting .154 in his first go-round as the Brewers everyday second baseman.
The team called up righthanded reliever Corey Knebel, who was acquired during the offseason in a trade that sent Yovani Gallardo to Texas.
Milwaukee and Detroit (23-16) continue their interleague series tonight with Jimmy Nelson (1-4) and Anibal Sanchez (3-4) as the starters. First pitch at 6:08pm.