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SAN DIEGO -- It was almost as if Jeff Suppan had never been away from the majors.
The 37-year-old Suppan made his first major-league appearance since he won on Oct. 3, 2010 and it was a success.
"I had a lot of emotions coming into the game," Suppan said. "I had a lot of good nerves. My job was to take those emotions, the nerves and kind of organize them and get my butterflies to fly in formation and pitch a game."
Suppan, called up from Triple-A Tucson to start in place of the injured Cory Luebke, won for the first time since a 6-1 victory over Colorado as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals on the final day of the 2010 regular season.
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He limited the Brewers to four singles, walked two and struck out two as he combined with three relievers for the shutout.
"Isn't that great? Isn't that wonderful?" Padres manager Bud Black said. "When a guy keeps wanting to play and compete, and gets an opportunity to get back to the big leagues and win a major league game, it's wonderful. It's a great story."
Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, the reigning NL MVP, left the game in the sixth inning with a right Achilles tendon strain. Braun said he hurt it sliding into second base in Tuesday night's game.
"It's just a little sore," Braun said. "We'll see how it feels [Thursday]."
The Brewers are off on Thursday before starting a three-game series on Friday at San Francisco.
Suppan, who spent the entire 2011 season with Kansas City's Triple-A affiliate Omaha, gave up consecutive, one-out singles to Corey Hart and Jonathan Lucroy in both the second and fourth innings. The Brewers loaded the bases in both innings, but Suppan escaped each time.
"I was trying not to think about anything," Suppan said. "Leading into the start, I figured it wouldn't give me the best chance to win, so I was just trying to focus and go out and follow the game plan."
Suppan got the start in place of Luebke, who went on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained left elbow.
"It didn't surprise me at all," Braun said about Suppan, who played for Milwaukee for four seasons. "He's had plenty of success. It's disappointing. It'd be nice if we could have gotten to him."
The Padres threw their second straight shutout, the first time since July 2-3, 2010, against Houston. San Diego beat the Brewers 2-0 on Tuesday night.
"For some reason, we haven't been able to get the big hit," Gallardo said. "It just seems like we are not swinging the bats well. It's a struggle."
Gallardo allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings. He struck out four and walked four.
With one out in the third, Mark Kotsay doubled in a run. After San Diego loaded the bases with two outs, Maybin lined a two-run single to right field. The Padres loaded the bases again before Gallardo retired Andy Parrino on a fly out.
Guzman added a pinch-hit, two-run double in the eighth off Vinnie Chulk.
|Jeff Suppan, 37, wins his first game since 2010 with a solid five innings against the Brewers. (Getty Images)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Rickie Weeks, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||2||0||.172|
|Carlos Gomez, CF||4||0||0||0||0||1||0||.292|
|Ryan Braun, LF||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.283|
|Nyjer Morgan, LF||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.175|
|Aramis Ramirez, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.207|
|Corey Hart, RF||4||0||2||0||0||1||1||.280|
|Jonathan Lucroy, C||4||0||2||0||0||0||1||.279|
|Alex Gonzalez, SS||2||0||1||0||1||0||0||.263|
|Travis Ishikawa, 1B||2||0||0||0||1||0||2||.172|
|Yovani Gallardo, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||3||.000|
|a- Cesar Izturis, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.167|
|Manny Parra, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Vinnie Chulk, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-grounded out for Gallardo in the 7th|
|2B - Aramis Ramirez (7, Frieri)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Weeks-Ishikawa|
|Yovani Gallardo (L,1-3)||6||7||3||3||3||4||0||5.79|
|Pitches-Strikes - Yovani Gallardo 103-59, Manny Parra 11-7, Vinnie Chulk 27-14|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yovani Gallardo 3-10, Manny Parra 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Yovani Gallardo 27, Manny Parra 4, Vinnie Chulk 6|
|San Diego Padres|
|Will Venable, RF||5||1||1||0||0||3||2||.244|
|Mark Kotsay, LF||3||1||1||1||0||1||1||.286|
|a- Chris Denorfia, PH-LF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.320|
|Chase Headley, 3B||2||1||1||0||2||0||1||.258|
|Yonder Alonso, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||0||3||.247|
|Orlando Hudson, 2B||3||0||0||0||1||0||2||.210|
|Cameron Maybin, CF||3||1||2||2||1||1||0||.200|
|John Baker, C||3||0||0||0||1||0||1||.118|
|Andy Parrino, SS||4||1||1||0||0||1||3||.209|
|Jeff Suppan, P||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.500|
|Ernesto Frieri, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Blake Tekotte, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Luke Gregerson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Jesus Guzman, PH||1||0||1||2||0||0||0||.217|
|Dale Thayer, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-grounded out for Kotsay in the 7th|
|b-flied out for Frieri in the 6th|
|c-doubled for Gregerson in the 8th|
|2B - Mark Kotsay (2, Gallardo), Jesus Guzman (5, Chulk)|
|RBI - Mark Kotsay (5), Cameron Maybin 2 (8), Jesus Guzman 2 (10)|
|2-OUT RBI - Cameron Maybin 2 (3), Jesus Guzman 2 (6)|
|SB - Cameron Maybin (8, 2nd base off Gallardo/Lucroy)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Alonso-Parrino-Suppan, Parrino-Hudson-Alonso|
|San Diego Padres|
|Jeff Suppan (W,1-0)||5||4||0||0||2||2||0||0.00|
|Ernesto Frieri (H,1)||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||2.31|
|Luke Gregerson (H,2)||2||1||0||0||0||3||0||1.59|
|IBB - Ishikawa by Jeff Suppan|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jeff Suppan 74-44, Ernesto Frieri 19-15, Luke Gregerson 17-15, Dale Thayer 7-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeff Suppan 10-2, Luke Gregerson 2-0, Dale Thayer 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Jeff Suppan 20, Ernesto Frieri 4, Luke Gregerson 6, Dale Thayer 3|
|Attendance - 15786|
|Game Time - 2:33|
|Temperature - 70|
|Umpires - Home - Mark Wegner, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Brian Knight, Third Base - Mike Winters|