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A. Gonzalez fuels Padres with career-high six hits

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MILWAUKEE -- Adrian Gonzalez credited his teammates with giving him the chance to leave his mark in San Diego's record book.

Gonzalez set a career high with six hits and the Padres had their best offensive output of the season, beating the struggling Milwaukee Brewers 13-6 on Tuesday.

He singled in the first, fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth, and doubled in the third as the Padres had 22 hits -- at least two hits in every inning except the fourth when they were retired in order.

"It's a pretty cool accomplishment," Gonzalez said after becoming the first San Diego player to have six hits in a nine-inning game and fourth to do it overall. "It's more of a tribute to the rest of the guys, the whole team. I was able to do it in nine innings just because everybody hit. I was able to get six at-bats in nine innings."

Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gywnn, who was at the game as a television commentator, went 6 for 7 in a 12-inning game against the San Francisco Giants on Aug. 4, 1993.

"I think 6 for 6 is pretty cool whether you do it extra innings or not," he said. "Everything was working for me tonight."

One hit for Gonzalez was a little more special than the other five: A two-run single off left-handed reliever Mitch Stetter with the bases loaded helped break the game open in the six-run sixth.

Gonzalez said that he had been trying to stay close to the plate more over the last 10 days or so, especially against lefties.

"I've hit the ball well against lefties, but my numbers aren't where I would like them to be against lefties," he said. "So, definitely being able to get an 0-2 pitch, a good pitch that he made down in the zone, and still being able to stay on it and stay through it so I can lift it enough to get it over the first baseman's head was probably the best at-bat of the day."

Gonzalez came in batting .190 against left-handers and .292 versus right-handers.

Brewers manager Ken Macha had nothing good to say about his bumbling team.

"I don't have a whole lot to say tonight," he said. "We never did get Gonzalez out."

Chase Headley and Kevin Kouzmanoff each had three hits, and Will Venable and Gonzalez had three RBI apiece.

San Diego won for the 10th time in 14 games, setting a season high for runs against Milwaukee -- and starter Braden Looper -- for the second time in 12 days.

On July 31, Looper gave up six runs and 10 hits over five innings, but ended up with a no-decision in an 11-7 loss to the Padres.

"I made a couple of bad pitches and it seems that's the story of my life this year," Looper said. "Every bad pitch I make, they don't pop up."

Clayton Richard (2-0) went six innings and allowed four runs on six hits, struck out three and walked two, facing Milwaukee for the second time this month in his third start for the Padres.

He settled down after allowing Mike Cameron's solo home run in the first and Felipe Lopez's RBI single in the second and allowed just one hit from the third inning until the sixth, when Bill Hall hit a two-run homer.

The left-hander was one of four pitchers acquired from the White Sox at the trade deadline for Jake Peavy.

The Brewers, who just finished 4-5 on a nine-game road trip, slipped two games under .500 (55-57). It was the most hits they have allowed since the Los Angeles Dodgers had 18 en route to a 17-4 victory on Aug. 4.

The Padres chased Looper (10-6) and then pounded Stetter in the sixth when they sent 11 men to the plate and scored six runs on four hits, two errors and two intentional walks.

Venable and Henry Blanco hit solo shots in the second off Looper who leads the majors with 29 home runs allowed. He went five innings, allowed seven runs-five earned-on 11 hits.

Kouzmanoff's RBI single in the fifth put the Padres ahead to stay.

Tony Gywnn, acquired from Milwaukee for Jody Gerut on May 21, returned to Miller Park for the first time since the trade. Pinch hitting for Richard, he doubled and scored in the seventh.

Notes

  • The Brewers optioned RHP Chris Smith (0-0, 3.62 ERA, 23 games) to Triple-A Nashville to make room for RHP David Weathers (3-3, 3.32 ERA, 43 appearances) who was acquired from Cincinnati on Sunday for a player to be named.
  • Padres RHP Cesar Carrillo will make his major league debut against the Brewers on Thursday. The club will make a corresponding roster move after Wednesday night's game.
 
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Teammates can't wait for Adrian Gonzalez, who is the first with six hits in a 9-inning game for the Padres. (AP)
Teammates can't wait for Adrian Gonzalez, who is the first with six hits in a 9-inning game for the Padres. (AP)

Players of the Game
San Diego

A. Gonzalez
AB 6
R 2
H 6
HR 0
RBI 3
Milwaukee

B. Hall
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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San Diego Padres
Everth Cabrera, SS5222110 .267
David Eckstein, 2B6110004 .264
    Edward Mujica, P00000001.000
    Ryan Webb, P0000000 .000
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B6263000 .262
Chase Headley, LF6130002 .255
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B4031102 .251
Will Venable, CF5123024 .265
    Greg Burke, P0000000 .000
    Luis Rodriguez, 2B1000001 .211
Kyle Blanks, RF5220022 .233
Henry Blanco, C5221003 .224
Clayton Richard, P3100010 .182
   a- Tony Gwynn Jr., PH-CF2110001 .290
Totals4813221026  
a-doubled for Richard in the 7th
Batting
2B - Adrian Gonzalez (17, Looper), Kevin Kouzmanoff (25, Colome), Kyle Blanks (7, Colome), Tony Gwynn Jr. (10, DiFelice)
HR - Will Venable (7, Looper), Henry Blanco (5, Looper)
RBI - Everth Cabrera 2 (22), Adrian Gonzalez 3 (67), Kevin Kouzmanoff (61), Will Venable 3 (22), Henry Blanco (12)
2-OUT RBI - Everth Cabrera (6), Kevin Kouzmanoff (30)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Will Venable 1
San Diego Padres
Clayton Richard (W,6-3) 6644232 4.57
Greg Burke 1100000 3.93
Edward Mujica 1000010 3.62
Ryan Webb 1322010 10.13
Pitches-Strikes - Clayton Richard 106-65, Greg Burke 19-10, Edward Mujica 16-10, Ryan Webb 27-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Clayton Richard 6-8, Ryan Webb 2-0
Batters Faced - Clayton Richard 25, Greg Burke 4, Edward Mujica 3, Ryan Webb 6
Milwaukee Brewers
Felipe Lopez, 2B3011001 .303
   a- Hernan Iribarren, PH-2B2021000 .333
Mike Cameron, CF3111001 .253
   b- Jody Gerut, PH-CF2000002 .204
Ryan Braun, LF4000020 .316
Prince Fielder, 1B4010000 .302
Casey McGehee, 3B2100200 .305
Bill Hall, RF4112012 .201
J.J. Hardy, SS3110010 .229
    Jesus Colome, P0000000 .000
    David Weathers, P0000000 .000
    Todd Coffey, P0000000 .000
   c- Frank Catalanotto, PH1110000 .274
Jason Kendall, C4000012 .228
Braden Looper, P1010000 .209
    Claudio Vargas, P0000000 .000
    Mitch Stetter, P0000000 .000
    Mark DiFelice, P0000000 .000
    Craig Counsell, SS2111000 .293
Totals35610625  
a-doubled for F. Lopez in the 7th
b-flied out for Cameron in the 7th
c-doubled for Coffey in the 9th
Batting
2B - Hernan Iribarren (1, G. Burke), Frank Catalanotto (2, Webb)
3B - Craig Counsell (6, Webb)
HR - Mike Cameron (16, Richard), Bill Hall (6, Richard)
SH - Braden Looper (7)
RBI - Felipe Lopez (32), Hernan Iribarren (1), Mike Cameron (46), Bill Hall 2 (24), Craig Counsell (26)
2-OUT RBI - Felipe Lopez (13), Hernan Iribarren (1), Bill Hall 2 (9), Craig Counsell (13)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Hardy-F. Lopez-Fielder, Fielder-Counsell, Iribarren-Counsell-Fielder
E - Jason Kendall (6, Throwing), Casey McGehee (8, Dropped line drive)
Milwaukee Brewers
Braden Looper (L,10-6) 51175142 4.99
Claudio Vargas 0.1000000 2.93
Mitch Stetter0221100 3.53
Mark DiFelice 0.2433010 3.40
Jesus Colome 1.2311010 7.64
David Weathers 1200000 3.23
Todd Coffey 0.1000000 2.17
IBB - Cabrera by Braden Looper, Kouzmanoff by Mitch Stetter
HBP - Kouzmanoff (by Braden Looper)
WP - Jesus Colome (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Braden Looper 115-70, Claudio Vargas 3-1, Mitch Stetter 14-8, Mark DiFelice 22-13, Jesus Colome 23-13, David Weathers 17-11, Todd Coffey 2-1
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Braden Looper 7-4, Jesus Colome 2-1, David Weathers 1-1, Todd Coffey 1-0
Batters Faced - Braden Looper 28, Claudio Vargas 1, Mitch Stetter 4, Mark DiFelice 6, Jesus Colome 7, David Weathers 4, Todd Coffey 1
Game Information
Attendance - 37040
Game Time - 3:25
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - Brian Knight, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Dana DeMuth, Third Base - Doug Eddings