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Brewers 3, Padres 1

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MILWAUKEE -- In what has been a tough week, Kyle Lohse finally gave the Milwaukee Brewers a reason to smile.

Lohse gave up five hits in seven strong innings to lead the Brewers to a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. It was the Brewers' first win since left fielder Ryan Braun was suspended Monday for the remainder of the 2013 season for violations of Major League Baseball's drug policy.

"We really needed a little bit of good news after this week," Lohse said. "We have to focus on the job we have to do. This season has not turned out the way I or anyone on this team thought it would. But we have to focus on the next two months and go out and win as many games as we can."

Lohse has been doing his part lately. He is 6-1 over his last 11 starts with a 2.51 ERA. The Brewers were 2-8 in Lohse's first 10 starts and 8-3 in his last 11 starts.

Lohse said he is feeling good on the mound and results have shown it.

"I am just focusing on what I am doing well," he said.

The other key Wednesday was all-star center fielder Carlos Gomez, who had four hits and drove in two runs.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said it looks as if Gomez is breaking out of a recent slump in which he had one hit in his last 10 at-bats.

"It looked like he was really on pitches tonight," Roenicke said. "When he is on his game like that, it is a big boost for the team."

John Axford pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Jim Henderson pitched the ninth to record his 11th save in 14 opportunities.

Sean O'Sullivan (0-2), making just his second start and third appearance of the season for the Padres, pitched 6 1/3 innings, giving up three runs on seven hits. He started in place of Jason Marquis, who is scheduled for Tommy John surgery.

San Diego manager Bud Black said Lohse was just too tough on the Padres.

"He did a good job on both sides of the plate," Black said. "He's been pitching well. The last number of starts for him have been outstanding, and he just continued that tonight. We couldn't capitalize on any mistakes he left out over the plate. We battled him. We just couldn't break through."

Nick Hundley hit Lohse's first pitch of the third inning for his eighth home run of the season to give the Padres a 1-0 lead. It was his third home run in his last six games. Hundley hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's game.

The Brewers came back to grab a 2-1 lead in the third inning. Rickie Weeks and Norichika Aoki led off with singles and Jonathan Lucroy walked. With one out, Gomez lined a double over the head of Padres center fielder Will Venable to score Weeks and Aoki.

The Brewers added a run in the eighth inning. Aoki was hit by a pitch and stole second base. He advanced to third on Gomez's single. Gomez tried to steal second and Padres Pitcher Dale Thayer first threw to third base.

Chase Headley then threw to second to get Gomez, but the throw hit umpire Bob Davidson in the back and rolled into center field. Aoki scored on what was ruled an error on Headley.

Black said the Padres executed the play the way he wanted them to, except for the umpire getting hit with the throw.

"Everybody did everything right," he said. "Unfortunately for us, Bob was in the way of a thrown ball. Would have been a close play, no doubt, but I would've liked to see how it would've ended up. Bob told me, obviously, that was the last thing he wanted to happen. He just didn't get out of the way of the ball."

 
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Players of the Game
Milwaukee

C. Gomez
AB 4
R 0
H 4
HR 0
RBI 2
San Diego

N. Hundley
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 1
 
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Everth Cabrera, SS4000010 .284
Chase Headley, 3B4010010 .236
Carlos Quentin, LF4000011 .273
Yonder Alonso, 1B3000111 .282
Jedd Gyorko, 2B4010001 .262
Will Venable, CF3010011 .233
Jesus Guzman, RF3010012 .241
Nick Hundley, C3111021 .254
Sean O'Sullivan, P2000011 .250
   a-Chris Denorfia, PH1000000 .265
Totals3115119  
a-popped out for Thayer in the 8th
Batting
2B - Chase Headley (20, Lohse), Jesus Guzman (14, Lohse)
HR - Nick Hundley (8, Lohse)
RBI - Nick Hundley (25)
SB - Yonder Alonso (6, 2nd base off Henderson/Lucroy)
CS - Jedd Gyorko (1, 2nd base by Lohse/Lucroy)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Gyorko-Cabrera-Alonso
E - Chase Headley (6, Throwing)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sean O'Sullivan (L,0-2) 6.1732340 4.73
Dale Thayer 0.2100020 2.76
Tim Stauffer 1100000 4.26
IBB - Gindl by Sean O'Sullivan
HBP - Aoki (by Sean O'Sullivan)
Pitches-Strikes - Sean O'Sullivan 97-60, Dale Thayer 15-12, Tim Stauffer 8-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Sean O'Sullivan 8-7, Tim Stauffer 1-1
Batters Faced - Sean O'Sullivan 30, Dale Thayer 3, Tim Stauffer 3
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rickie Weeks, 2B4110011 .217
Norichika Aoki, RF3210000 .294
Jean Segura, SS4000023 .317
Jonathan Lucroy, C2010210 .283
Carlos Gomez, CF4042000 .297
Juan Francisco, 1B4000017 .235
Yuniesky Betancourt, 3B4010004 .198
Caleb Gindl, LF3010101 .242
Kyle Lohse, P2000013 .154
   a-Logan Schafer, PH-LF1000001 .226
Totals3139236  
a-grounded into a double play for Axford in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jonathan Lucroy (12, O'Sullivan), Carlos Gomez 2 (22, O'Sullivan)
SH - Kyle Lohse (5)
RBI - Carlos Gomez 2 (48)
SB - Norichika Aoki (13, 2nd base off Thayer/Hundley), Carlos Gomez (22, 3rd base off Thayer/Hundley)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Lucroy-Weeks-Francisco
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kyle Lohse (W,7-7) 7511061 3.37
John Axford (H,16) 1000010 3.38
Jim Henderson (S,11) 1000120 2.15
Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Lohse 112-74, John Axford 7-6, Jim Henderson 24-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Lohse 10-4, Jim Henderson 1-0
Batters Faced - Kyle Lohse 25, John Axford 3, Jim Henderson 4
Game Information
Attendance - 25551
Game Time - 2:50
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - John Hirschbeck, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - Bob Davidson, Third Base - Jim Reynolds