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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.
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."
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.
|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|
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|San Diego Padres|
|Everth Cabrera, SS||5||2||2||2||1||1||0||.267|
|David Eckstein, 2B||6||1||1||0||0||0||4||.264|
|Edward Mujica, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.000|
|Ryan Webb, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||6||2||6||3||0||0||0||.262|
|Chase Headley, LF||6||1||3||0||0||0||2||.255|
|Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B||4||0||3||1||1||0||2||.251|
|Will Venable, CF||5||1||2||3||0||2||4||.265|
|Greg Burke, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Luis Rodriguez, 2B||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.211|
|Kyle Blanks, RF||5||2||2||0||0||2||2||.233|
|Henry Blanco, C||5||2||2||1||0||0||3||.224|
|Clayton Richard, P||3||1||0||0||0||1||0||.182|
|a- Tony Gwynn Jr., PH-CF||2||1||1||0||0||0||1||.290|
|a-doubled for Richard in the 7th|
|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|
|Outfield Assists - Will Venable 1|
|San Diego Padres|
|Clayton Richard (W,6-3)||6||6||4||4||2||3||2||4.57|
|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|
|Felipe Lopez, 2B||3||0||1||1||0||0||1||.303|
|a- Hernan Iribarren, PH-2B||2||0||2||1||0||0||0||.333|
|Mike Cameron, CF||3||1||1||1||0||0||1||.253|
|b- Jody Gerut, PH-CF||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.204|
|Ryan Braun, LF||4||0||0||0||0||2||0||.316|
|Prince Fielder, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.302|
|Casey McGehee, 3B||2||1||0||0||2||0||0||.305|
|Bill Hall, RF||4||1||1||2||0||1||2||.201|
|J.J. Hardy, SS||3||1||1||0||0||1||0||.229|
|Jesus Colome, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|David Weathers, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Todd Coffey, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Frank Catalanotto, PH||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||.274|
|Jason Kendall, C||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.228|
|Braden Looper, P||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.209|
|Claudio Vargas, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mitch Stetter, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mark DiFelice, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Craig Counsell, SS||2||1||1||1||0||0||0||.293|
|a-doubled for F. Lopez in the 7th|
|b-flied out for Cameron in the 7th|
|c-doubled for Coffey in the 9th|
|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|
|DP - Hardy-F. Lopez-Fielder, Fielder-Counsell, Iribarren-Counsell-Fielder|
|E - Jason Kendall (6, Throwing), Casey McGehee (8, Dropped line drive)|
|Braden Looper (L,10-6)||5||11||7||5||1||4||2||4.99|
|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|
|Attendance - 37040|
|Game Time - 3:25|
|Temperature - 73|
|Umpires - Home - Brian Knight, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Dana DeMuth, Third Base - Doug Eddings|