San Diego at Milwaukee

San Diego
W: E. Volquez (8-8) L: Y. Gallardo (8-9) S: H. Street (18)
HR: SD - C. Quentin (13),J. Guzman (7)   MIL - Y. Betancourt (10),C. Gomez (16),N. Aoki (5)

Padres 10, Brewers 8 wire reports

MILWAUKEE -- Will Venable certainly makes the most out of playing at Miller Park.

Venable doubled twice Thursday, raising his career average at Milwaukee's home ballpark to .394. The San Diego center fielder also made a key catch in preserving the Padres' 10-8 win over the Brewers.

After the Brewers scored five times in the seventh inning, Norichika Aoki came up with two outs and runners on second and third.

Right before the play, Padres coach Dave Roberts shifted Venable. Aoki had homered earlier.

"I knew it was going to be close," Venable said. "Dave had just moved me about four more steps over, so if he hadn't done that, it would not have been close. Two more inches and I don't think I have a play."

Carlos Quentin and Jesus Guzman homered for the Padres, who collected 16 hits.

Edinson Volquez (8-8) worked into the sixth inning. Huston Street, the Padres' seventh pitcher, closed for his 18th save in 19 tries.

Volquez ran his career record to 22-8 against teams from NL Central.

"I was in Cincinnati for four years, I pretty much know those guys," Volquez said. "I was here in the same division. It is nothing new."

Volquez gave up six hits and three runs in 5 1-3 innings, while walking three and striking out five.

"Edinson did a nice job early in the game," San Diego manager Bud Black said. "I thought he was throwing the ball well. He was really utilizing the curveball and changeup. He was making his pitches."

Volquez knows he and his team might not have picked up the win if it wasn't for Venable's defensive gem.

"It was an unbelievable catch. He saved the game right there," Volquez said. "If the ball bounces, two guys score and probably tie the game. That was big time."

Yovani Gallardo (8-9) was tagged for six runs on eight hits and three walks in 3 2-3 innings. In his previous outing, he pitched 6 1-3 shutout innings against Miami.

The brief outing marked the second time in his last five starts that Gallardo lasted fewer than four innings.

"It's definitely frustrating, especially coming after the start I had against the Marlins," Gallardo said.

Quentin hit a sacrifice fly in the first, then hit a two-run homer in the third. Yonder Alonso doubled and scored in the third and added a two-run double in the fourth for a 6-0 lead.

Yuniesky Betancourt homered in the Milwaukee fourth and Carlos Gomez connected in the sixth.

The Padres got four runs in the seventh for a 10-3 lead, capped by Guzman's two-run pinch-hit homer.

Milwaukee rallied with five runs in the bottom half of the inning. Aoki homered and Caleb Gindl hit a two-run double.


Ryan Braun's locker at Miller Park was absent of most personal items except for a few jerseys and a bat prior to the game, three days after he was suspended for the remainder of the season by Major League Baseball. Braun remained unavailable for comment on Thursday. A team spokesman said Braun texted him a message stating that he wants to speak with the media but isn't "legally" permitted at this time. ... Milwaukee reliever Michael Gonzalez threw two wild pitches in the seventh inning. ... Following the game, the Brewers announced that 1B Sean Halton will be optioned to Triple-A Nashville. Rob Wooten, Nashville's closer, will be brought up. "He's got a nice cutter and locates the ball. He's saved a lot of games and doesn't mind being in that pressure situation," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said.

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Players of the Game
San Diego

C. Quentin
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 1

Y. Betancourt
AB 5
R 2
H 4
HR 1

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San Diego Padres
Everth Cabrera, SS4320112 .287
Chase Headley, 3B5010023 .236
Carlos Quentin, LF3123100 .278
Yonder Alonso, 1B5122012 .284
Will Venable, CF5120013 .236
Alexi Amarista, 2B5131002 .266
Chris Denorfia, RF5010012 .264
Rene Rivera, C4221112 .231
Edinson Volquez, P2000002 .143
   a-Jesus Guzman, PH1112000 .245
   b-Mark Kotsay, PH1000001 .202
a-homered for Thayer in the 7th
b-grounded out for Stauffer in the 9th
2B - Yonder Alonso (8, Gallardo), Will Venable 2 (10, Gallardo)
HR - Carlos Quentin (13, Gallardo), Jesus Guzman (7, Gonzalez)
SF - Carlos Quentin (4)
SH - Edinson Volquez (7)
RBI - Carlos Quentin 3 (42), Yonder Alonso 2 (34), Alexi Amarista (25), Rene Rivera (1), Jesus Guzman 2 (25)
2-OUT RBI - Yonder Alonso 2 (13), Alexi Amarista (9)
SB - Everth Cabrera (35, 2nd base off Gallardo/Lucroy)
Team LOB - 8
DP - Thayer-Rivera-Alonso
San Diego Padres
Edinson Volquez (W,8-8) 5.1633352 5.70
Dale Thayer (H,17) 0.2100100 2.72
Nick Vincent 0.1444001 3.15
Luke Gregerson 0.1211110 2.98
Joe Thatcher (H,11) 0.1000000 2.22
Tim Stauffer (H,3) 1000010 4.15
Huston Street (S,18) 1000120 3.78
Pitches-Strikes - Edinson Volquez 106-68, Dale Thayer 16-11, Nick Vincent 19-14, Luke Gregerson 16-11, Joe Thatcher 1-1, Tim Stauffer 14-9, Huston Street 18-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edinson Volquez 6-5, Dale Thayer 1-0, Nick Vincent 1-0, Tim Stauffer 2-0
Batters Faced - Edinson Volquez 25, Dale Thayer 3, Nick Vincent 5, Luke Gregerson 4, Joe Thatcher 1, Tim Stauffer 3, Huston Street 4
Milwaukee Brewers
Rickie Weeks, 2B4000123 .214
Norichika Aoki, RF4111103 .294
Jean Segura, SS5000002 .313
Jonathan Lucroy, C5120001 .285
Carlos Gomez, CF5231022 .301
Juan Francisco, 1B4211121 .235
Yuniesky Betancourt, 3B5242010 .209
Caleb Gindl, LF3012201 .250
Yovani Gallardo, P1000012 .250
   Alfredo Figaro, P1000010 .273
   a-Logan Schafer, PH1011000 .230
   c-Martin Maldonado, PH1000001 .179
a-singled for Figaro in the 6th
b-walked for Gonzalez in the 7th
c-popped out for Kintzler in the 9th
2B - Caleb Gindl (2, Gregerson)
HR - Norichika Aoki (5, Vincent), Carlos Gomez (16, Volquez), Yuniesky Betancourt (10, Volquez)
RBI - Norichika Aoki (21), Carlos Gomez (49), Juan Francisco (33), Yuniesky Betancourt 2 (35), Caleb Gindl 2 (4), Logan Schafer (19)
SB - Caleb Gindl (2, 3rd base off Gregerson/Rivera), Khris Davis (2, 2nd base off Gregerson/Rivera)
Team LOB - 10
DP - Kintzler-Segura-Francisco
E - Yuniesky Betancourt (8, Throwing)
Milwaukee Brewers
Yovani Gallardo (L,8-9) 3.2866341 4.88
Alfredo Figaro 2.1200020 4.45
Mike Gonzalez 1444011 3.82
Brandon Kintzler 2200000 3.05
WP - Mike Gonzalez 2 (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Yovani Gallardo 85-52, Alfredo Figaro 33-25, Mike Gonzalez 17-12, Brandon Kintzler 18-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yovani Gallardo 3-4, Alfredo Figaro 3-2, Mike Gonzalez 1-1, Brandon Kintzler 5-0
Batters Faced - Yovani Gallardo 22, Alfredo Figaro 9, Mike Gonzalez 7, Brandon Kintzler 7
Game Information
Attendance - 34372
Game Time - 3:55
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - James Hoye, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - John Hirschbeck