National League Game Summary - San Diego at Milwaukee|
(Tuesday, October 2nd)
Final Score: Milwaukee 4, San Diego 3
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Martin Maldonado clubbed a grand slam in the
third inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 triumph over the San Diego
Padres on Tuesday.
"One swing of the bat was it," Padres manager Bud Black said. "It is a great
learning experience for a lot of guys. Our bullpen did a great job. (Brewers
manager Ron Roenicke) made a lot of moves and I made a lot of moves. All-in-
all a good ball game."
Jim Henderson (1-2) earned his first career win after tossing a perfect
seventh inning. Tyler Thornburg started for the Brewers and gave up one run on
four hits and fanned four over four innings.
John Axford stranded two runners in the ninth to notch his 36th save.
"We had plenty of opportunities to score more after the grand slam," Roenicke
said. "It always hurts me when we have those opportunities and don't score.
The guys in the bullpen did their job."
Jesus Guzman, Will Venable and Yasmani Grandal each drove in a run for the
Padres, who have dropped six of their last seven.
Anthony Bass (2-8) gave up four runs on three hits and three walks over three
innings to absorb the loss.
With one out in the third, Norichika Aoki reached on a bunt single and
promptly stole second base. Following a Logan Schafer strike out, Ryan Braun
and Travis Ishikawa each drew walks to load the bases for Maldonando, who
crushed a 2-2 fastball over the wall in left-center field for his first career
"I didn't get that pitch in enough, I left it out over the plate. They are a
good fastball hitting team," Bass said of Maldonado's grand slam. "One pitch
kind of cost me and I paid for it. I don't like walks, free passes always tend
to score. I knew it was going to come back to haunt me."
Venable put the Padres on the board in the fourth after stroking an RBI single
to center field.
San Diego added a pair of runs in the sixth to pull within 4-3. With two
on and one out, Guzman roped a pinch-hit base hit to right field to score
Two batters later, Grandal delivered a pinch-hit single of his own to bring
Axford struck out the first two batters in the ninth, but gave up back-to-back
singles to Grandal and Andy Parrino to put runners on the corners. Axford,
however, was able to get Logan Forstyhe to ground out to shortstop to end the
The Brewers have seven grand slams this season ... Milwaukee leads the NL with
hit batters (90) ... The Brewers have won three of their last four ... Bass'
last start came on June 20th. He hasn't posted a win since May 15.
10/03 00:09:21 ET