National League Game Summary - San Diego at Milwaukee
(Tuesday, May 10th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 8, San Diego 6
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 with three RBI
and a run scored, as the Milwaukee Brewers held off the San Diego Padres, 8-6,
in the second test of a three-game series.
Casey McGehee went 2-for-4 with two runs batted in and a run scored for the
Brewers, who have won two straight games for the first time since April 18-19.
Ryan Braun, Rickie Weeks and Corey Hart each drove in a run.
Shaun Marcum (4-1) gave up five runs on nine hits over six-plus innings to
pick up the win. He also struck out eight.
Kyle Phillips went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored for the Padres,
who lost 4-3 in the opener of this series on Monday. Alberto Gonzalez,
Jason Bartlett and Will Venable each knocked in a run.
Clayton Richard (1-4) allowed eight runs -- seven earned -- on 10 hits over
3 1/3 frames to suffer the loss.
"It was a great baseball game," Padres manager Bud Black said. "We just came
up a little bit short again. We had a lot of great at-bats."
The Brewers got to Richard in the second inning. Prince Fielder, McGehee
and Yuniesky Betancourt each singled to load the bases with nobody out. Hart
kept it going with an RBI base hit to left. Lucroy followed with a two-run
single to left for a 3-0 lead.
Milwaukee tacked on three more runs in the third. Carlos Gomez hit a bloop
double down the left field line and crossed the plate on Braun's base
hit. After Fielder walked, the runners moved up a base on a wild pitch.
McGehee followed with a two-run single down the right field line for a 6-0
The home team kept pouring on the runs in the fourth. Hart reached first on
shortstop Bartlett's throwing error and scored on Lucroy's double to left-
center field. Lucroy crossed the plate on Weeks' base hit for an 8-0 lead.
Marcum retired 14 straight batters before Phillips led off the sixth with
a double. Gonzalez followed with an infield single to put men on the corners.
Three batters later, Bartlett hit an RBI single to center.
San Diego made things a bit interesting by scoring four times in the seventh.
Chase Headley, Brad Hawpe and Cameron Maybin each singled to load the bases
with nobody out. Phillips followed with a two-run base hit to right. Gonzalez
then hit a run-scoring single to left.
"The offense bailed me out tonight," Marcum said. "My command was on early but
it got away from me in the seventh."
Marco Estrada took over on the mound for Marcum and got pinch-hitter Chris
Denorfia to ground into a double play. Estrada's wild pitch plated Phillips to
cut the gap to 8-5.
San Diego put men on first and second with two outs in the eighth. Kameron Loe
fanned Maybin to end the inning.
John Axford picked up his seventh save despite giving up an unearned run on
two hits in the ninth.
San Diego won four of seven over the Brewers last year, but dropped two of
three at Miller Park...Richard fell to 2-1 lifetime against Milwaukee...The
Padres went 6-for-12 with runners in scoring position and stranded six.
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