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Padres prevail in Brewers' first game without Braun

CBSSports.com wire reports
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MILWAUKEE -- Andrew Cashner used his arm and his bat to help San Diego earn a rare road victory.

Cashner pitched a solid six innings and had a key bunt single to lift the Padres to a 5-3 victory against Milwaukee on Monday night, hours after Brewers slugger Ryan Braun was suspended for the season.

"We went to the small ground attack there started by Cash," San Diego manager Bud Black said of Cashner's bunt single that started a four-run rally in the sixth.

Braun, the 2011 National League MVP, was suspended Monday afternoon for the final 65 games without pay for being tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance enhancing drugs.

The game took a back seat to the news that Braun was the first player to be suspended for baseball's latest drug scandal. Braun spoke to his teammates, issued a statement and left Miller Park without answering questions.

"I am not perfect," he said in the statement. "I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions."

Braun's teammates described him as somber, depressed and apologetic during a five-minute speech in the clubhouse before batting practice.

"It was one of those things where you kind of get embarrassed a little bit saying that you are suspended," Rickie Weeks said. "When a guy goes through something like this, you want to get the truth out and then everybody can formulate their hypothesis and take things from there."

Jonathan Lucroy was one of the more vocal Brewers expressing support for Braun. He said he came to Miller Park Monday still believing Braun had not used PEDs, but the star outfielder pulled him aside and told him he was accepting a suspension.

Lucroy said he felt deceived, but had forgiven Braun.

"I felt that way," he said. "He came up to me before the meeting and told me about it. I said, 'OK man.' He said, 'I'm sorry and I screwed up.' I said, 'OK.' I forgave him.

"I think it's tough, especially when people do something like that, they make a mistake," he said. "It takes a bigger person to forgive him then to hold a grudge."

The loss of Braun leaves another hole in a lineup that has been without Corey Hart (knee) all season and Aramis Ramirez, who has played in only 54 games and is on the disabled list due to recurring knee pain.

The watered-down lineup had only four hits, but showed no immediate effects from the announcement regarding their star player. Milwaukee scored twice in the first off Cashner but managed only one more run the rest of the game.

The Brewers said the controversy didn't hamper them in the game.

"I had bigger things to worry about," Milwaukee starter Tom Gorzelanny said. "I had guys at the plate trying to hit me.

"Once the game started, it was easy for everybody to focus on that, to worry about what we had ahead of us," he said. "As a team, you can't think of anything else except what you have to do."

Jesus Guzman hit a home run in the second and capped the sixth inning off Gorzelanny (1-4) with a two-out double that snapped a tie, scoring Chase Headley and Carlos Quentin to give the Padres a 5-3 lead. It was only their 17th victory in 50 road games.

Cashner (6-5) allowed three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out six in six innings.

Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 17th save in 18 chances.

Logan Schafer, starting in center field for injured NL All-Star Carlos Gomez, walked with one out in the first. Jean Segura doubled to center field, and Schafer -- who was running on the pitch -- slid and scored on a close play for a 1-0 lead.

Lucroy then doubled to score Segura and make it 2-0.

"My timing and my rhythm was off in the first inning," Cashner said.

Milwaukee didn't allow a run in its weekend series against Miami, but saw its 36-inning scoreless pitching streak snapped in the second when Guzman hit his sixth home run to bring the Padres within 2-1.

The Brewers extended the lead to 3-1 in the fifth when Norichika Aoki scored on Segura's groundout.

Gorzelanny was having little trouble with San Diego until Cashner and Everth Cabrera led off the sixth with a pair of bunt singles. Chris Denorfia then hit a groundout to advance the runners to second and third, and Chase Headley was intentionally walked to load the bases.

Quentin doubled to the base of the wall in right field to score Cashner and Cabrera, tying the score at 3. Guzman then hit the first pitch from Gorzelanny down the left-field line for another double, scoring Headley and Quentin to snap the tie and give the Padres a 5-3 lead.

"Those two doubles were huge hits," Black said.

Gorzelanny pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up five runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six.

Notes

  • It was Gorzelanny's 115th game as a starter vs. 114 games as a reliever.
  • Segura has a nine-game hitting streak.
 
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Players of the Game
Milwaukee

J. Segura
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 0
RBI 2
San Diego

J. Guzman
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
 

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San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Everth Cabrera, SS4110000 .289
Chris Denorfia, CF-RF4000001 .266
Chase Headley, 3B2100210 .234
Carlos Quentin, LF4112022 .277
Jedd Gyorko, 2B4000032 .264
Jesus Guzman, 1B4123000 .240
Logan Forsythe, RF1000200 .223
   a-Yonder Alonso, PH-1B1000000 .280
Nick Hundley, C4000013 .244
Andrew Cashner, P2110010 .286
   b-Alexi Amarista, PH-CF2010000 .264
Totals3256548  
a-grounded out for Thayer in the 8th
b-singled for Cashner in the 7th
Batting
2B - Carlos Quentin (20, Gorzelanny), Jesus Guzman (13, Gorzelanny)
HR - Jesus Guzman (6, Gorzelanny)
SH - Everth Cabrera (10)
RBI - Carlos Quentin 2 (39), Jesus Guzman 3 (23)
2-OUT RBI - Jesus Guzman 3 (12)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
E - Chase Headley (5, Throwing)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Andrew Cashner (W,6-5) 6333360 3.84
Dale Thayer (H,16) 1100000 2.80
Luke Gregerson (H,13) 1000000 2.85
Huston Street (S,17) 1000010 3.90
Pitches-Strikes - Andrew Cashner 104-62, Dale Thayer 21-13, Luke Gregerson 10-7, Huston Street 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Andrew Cashner 8-5, Dale Thayer 2-1, Luke Gregerson 2-1
Batters Faced - Andrew Cashner 25, Dale Thayer 4, Luke Gregerson 3, Huston Street 3
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Norichika Aoki, RF4120000 .295
Logan Schafer, CF2100202 .230
Jean Segura, SS4112001 .324
Jonathan Lucroy, C4011000 .285
Juan Francisco, 1B4000031 .238
Rickie Weeks, 2B4000010 .219
Caleb Gindl, LF3000100 .233
Jeff Bianchi, 3B4000013 .238
Tom Gorzelanny, P2000020 .100
   a-Sean Halton, PH1000000 .205
Totals3234337  
a-flied out for Badenhop in the 7th
Batting
2B - Norichika Aoki (14, Thayer), Jean Segura (12, Cashner), Jonathan Lucroy (11, Cashner)
RBI - Jean Segura 2 (38), Jonathan Lucroy (55)
SB - Norichika Aoki (11, 2nd base off Cashner/Hundley), Logan Schafer (4, 2nd base off Cashner/Hundley), Rickie Weeks (7, 2nd base off Cashner/Hundley)
Team LOB - 5
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tom Gorzelanny (L,1-4) 5.2555361 2.47
Burke Badenhop 1.1100110 3.98
Brandon Kintzler 1000010 3.19
Tyler Thornburg 1000000 1.26
IBB - Headley by Burke Badenhop
Pitches-Strikes - Tom Gorzelanny 90-56, Burke Badenhop 21-13, Brandon Kintzler 10-6, Tyler Thornburg 8-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tom Gorzelanny 7-4, Burke Badenhop 2-1, Brandon Kintzler 2-0, Tyler Thornburg 2-1
Batters Faced - Tom Gorzelanny 25, Burke Badenhop 6, Brandon Kintzler 3, Tyler Thornburg 3
Game Information
Attendance - 30348
Game Time - 2:50
Temperature - 83
Umpires - Home - Bob Davidson, First Base - Jim Reynolds, Second Base - John Hirschbeck, Third Base - James Hoye