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SAN DIEGO -- Yovani Gallardo pitched well enough to win when he was off his game.
Gallardo (2-1) allowed three runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings, with five walks and two strikeouts. Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-run double in the Brewers' five-run second inning.
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"It was a struggle," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said of Gallardo's start. "His command, ball-strike ratio in the first three innings -- that wasn't him. But I was glad to see somewhere in there that he got it together. If he can keep us in ballgames and win ballgames when he's struggling, it's going to be a nice thing when he gets going."
Jim Henderson pitched the ninth for his fifth save in five chances.
Padres starter Clayton Richard (0-2), who missed his previous turn in the rotation due to the flu, allowed six runs on six hits in 1 2/3 innings.
"The Brewers had good at-bats against Clayton," Padres manager Bud Black said. "They had a lot of opposite field hits and they were taking what he was giving them. They strung some hits together in the second after the leadoff walk and it kind of snowballed from there."
The Padres have lost five straight overall and seven straight at home, their longest skid since a seven-game losing streak Aug. 26-Sept. 5, 2010, at Petco Park. They have scored six runs in their five-game losing streak and are 5-15 on the season.
The nine-game winning streak is Milwaukee's longest since it won 10 in a row Aug. 19-28, 2003. The Brewers started 2-8 this season.
Gallardo's victory was his second straight since he was arrested on drunken-driving charges April 16. He left in the seventh after issuing three consecutive walks, his last to Carlos Quentin to load the bases with two out.
"My mechanics were a little bit off to be honest those few innings," Gallardo said. "I was falling behind hitters, but I felt a lot better as the game was going along and I could find my rhythm except for that seventh inning.
"I got two quick outs and tried to just tried to finish the inning too quickly and walked three straight batters," Gallardo said. "But Gorzy picked me up. And the guys played terrific defense behind me."
Quentin, playing in his first game since his eight-game suspension for his part in a brawl with the Dodgers and Zack Greinke on April 11, drove in the Padres' first run with a single in San Diego's two-run first inning
The Padres went up 2-1 in the bottom of the first on Quentin's RBI single and another by Alonso after Braun's infield grounder scored Jean Segura, who had tripled.
Thad Weber pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of Richard for the Padres.
Roenicke was tossed out of the game for arguing balls and strikes by plate umpire Gary Darling in the fifth inning on a check swing by Headley.
"Darling kicked me out for me saying that 'he missed the call', said Roenicke of Headley's check swing. "It was a full swing. When they make a mistake like that, they should take a little bit. And for me to get thrown out because I yelled that they missed it? That's wrong."
|The Brewers' nine-game winning streak is their longest since winning 10 straight in August 2003. (USATSI)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Norichika Aoki, RF||5||1||1||0||0||1||1||.257|
|Jean Segura, SS||5||1||3||1||0||0||0||.377|
|Ryan Braun, LF||4||0||0||1||1||0||1||.276|
|Jonathan Lucroy, C||4||0||1||2||1||1||1||.242|
|Rickie Weeks, 2B||3||1||0||0||1||2||3||.164|
|Carlos Gomez, CF||3||1||2||0||1||1||0||.313|
|Yuniesky Betancourt, 3B||4||1||2||2||0||0||1||.263|
|Alex Gonzalez, 1B||4||1||1||0||0||0||2||.145|
|Yovani Gallardo, P||3||0||1||0||0||2||3||.273|
|Tom Gorzelanny, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Logan Schafer, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.143|
|John Axford, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jim Henderson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-flied out for Gorzelanny in the 8th|
|2B - Jonathan Lucroy (1, Richard), Carlos Gomez (3, Richard), Yovani Gallardo (1, Weber)|
|3B - Jean Segura (2, Richard)|
|RBI - Jean Segura (4), Ryan Braun (20), Jonathan Lucroy 2 (12), Yuniesky Betancourt 2 (14)|
|2-OUT RBI - Jonathan Lucroy 2 (2)|
|SB - Jean Segura (6, 2nd base off Street/Hundley), Carlos Gomez (2, 2nd base off Weber/Hundley)|
|CS - Jonathan Lucroy (1, 2nd base by Street/Hundley), Carlos Gomez (2, 2nd base by Weber/Hundley)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - A. Gonzalez-Segura, Segura|
|Yovani Gallardo (W,2-1)||6.2||8||3||3||5||2||0||4.97|
|Tom Gorzelanny (H,4)||0.1||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.00|
|John Axford (H,4)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||9.35|
|Jim Henderson (S,5)||1||0||0||0||1||2||0||0.90|
|Pitches-Strikes - Yovani Gallardo 108-58, Tom Gorzelanny 3-3, John Axford 10-8, Jim Henderson 28-16|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yovani Gallardo 11-5, John Axford 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Yovani Gallardo 31, Tom Gorzelanny 1, John Axford 3, Jim Henderson 4|
|San Diego Padres|
|Everth Cabrera, SS||4||0||0||0||1||0||2||.284|
|Will Venable, CF||3||1||2||1||2||0||0||.264|
|Chase Headley, 3B||3||1||0||0||2||1||3||.190|
|Carlos Quentin, LF||3||0||1||1||1||0||0||.192|
|Yonder Alonso, 1B||4||0||1||1||0||2||3||.260|
|Chris Denorfia, RF||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.333|
|Jedd Gyorko, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.229|
|Nick Hundley, C||4||1||2||0||0||2||1||.310|
|Clayton Richard, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Thad Weber, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||3||.000|
|Brad Brach, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Alexi Amarista, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.229|
|Dale Thayer, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Huston Street, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Mark Kotsay, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.318|
|a-grounded out for Brach in the 7th|
|b-struck out for Street in the 9th|
|2B - Nick Hundley (7, Gallardo)|
|RBI - Will Venable (9), Carlos Quentin (4), Yonder Alonso (9)|
|2-OUT RBI - Will Venable (5)|
|SB - Will Venable (3, 2nd base off Gallardo/Lucroy)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|San Diego Padres|
|Clayton Richard (L,0-2)||1.2||6||6||6||2||1||0||7.94|
|IBB - Braun by Clayton Richard|
|Pitches-Strikes - Clayton Richard 52-29, Thad Weber 70-45, Brad Brach 13-8, Dale Thayer 16-11, Huston Street 14-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Clayton Richard 3-1, Thad Weber 5-3, Brad Brach 1-1, Huston Street 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Clayton Richard 13, Thad Weber 15, Brad Brach 4, Dale Thayer 4, Huston Street 4|
|Attendance - 19560|
|Game Time - 3:08|
|Temperature - 63|
|Umpires - Home - Gary Darling, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Clint Fagan|