Spangenberg lifts Brewers, ensures Padres' losing record

MILWAUKEE (AP) Corey Spangenberg helped the Milwaukee Brewers keep pace in their playoff push and ensured another losing season for his old team

Spangenberg drove in three runs, including a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the fourth inning, and the Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 Monday night.

Milwaukee won for the 10th time in 11 games, remaining one game behind the Chicago Cubs for the NL's second wild card and three games back of St. Louis, the NL Central leader.

Spangenberg, selected 10th overall by San Diego in the 2011 amateur draft, was released by the Padres after the 2018 season. He signed with Milwaukee in Janaury, spent most of the season in the minor leagues and made his first appearance for the Brewers on Aug. 24.

''Playing in the playoffs is all the motivation I need,'' Spangenberg said. ''This is the first time that I've ever had a chance, so I want to do everything I can to get there and be able to experience that.''

Spangenberg, now 28, got his chance after rookie second baseman Keston Hiura strained his left hamstring

''It's a player who got an opportunity because of injuries, and he has taken advantage of it,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ''Now it's hard to take him out of the lineup.''

San Diego got just two hits and dropped to 68-82, tying the franchise record with its ninth consecutive losing season. The Padres also finished under .500 from 1969-77, the first nine years of the expansion franchise.

Padres starter Garret Richards (0-1) allowed three runs and five hits over 3 2/3 innings in his first major league appearance since Tommy John surgery in July 2018. The 31-year-old right-hander struck out five and walked none, throwing 42 of 61 pitches for strikes.

''A huge step back into making him a big part of what we do in the future here,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''I think we're encouraged by what we saw today.''

Spangenberg had an RBI single in the second and followed Eric Hosmer's tying double in the fourth with a triple in the bottom half for a 3-1 lead.

Travis Shaw stopped an 0-for-20 slide with a pinch-hit home run leading off the fifth against Ronald Bolanos, and Orlando Arcia doubled in a run in the sixth.

Zach Davies (10-7) allowed two hits in five innings, Freddy Peralta struck out four over two innings, Alex Claudio pitched a perfect eighth and Jay Jackson struck out the side in the ninth.

''Zach set the tone,'' Counsell said.

Josh Naylor's second-inning single was San Diego's only other hit.

''Davies was executing well, not missing much over the plate, really mixing it up good,'' Hosmer said. ''The guys out of the bullpen did a great job tonight. They were real effective getting strikes early.''

BOOING MACHADO

Manny Machado of the Padres was booed loudly before every plate appearance and was cheered when he struck out in the sixth and ninth innings. While playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Brewers during last year's NL Championship Series, Machado stepped on first baseman Jesus Aguilar's foot, prompting the benches to empty.

''Brewers fans have a good memory,'' Counsell said.

PADRES MOVES

San Diego recalled C Luis Torrens from Double-A Amarillo and transferred LHP Adrian Morejon (left shoulder impingement) to the 60-day injured list.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: OF Hunter Renfroe took batting practice, ran the bases and chased fly balls. Out with a sprained his right ankle since Sept. 7th, he is expected to be in Tuesday's starting lineup.

Brewers: C Manny Pina (concussion) worked out before the game and then the team doctors checked him out.

UP NEXT

Padres: RHP Chris Paddack makes his 26th start of the season. He is 2-0 with a 0.49 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his three previous starts.

Brewers: RHP Brandon Woodruff (left oblique strain) is scheduled to come off the injured list and take the mound. He is 11-3 with a 3.75 ERA in 20 starts, but will give way to LHP Gio Gonzalez (2-2, 4.01 ERA) who is 4-2 with a 3.12 ERA in eight career starts against San Diego.

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  • W: Z. Davies (10-7)L: G. Richards (0-1)
  • HR: MIL - T. Shaw (7)
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E. Hosmer 1B40110010.277.325.437.7622.5
W. Myers CF-LF30000131.244.329.428.757-0.5
J. Naylor RF20100101.256.325.423.7482.0
L. Urias SS30000024.219.332.320.652-1.0
A. Hedges C30000013.186.261.332.593-0.5
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b- T. Jankowski PH10000000.167.286.167.4520.0
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c- A. Allen PH0000-000.219.286.281.000-
d- M. Margot PH-CF10000000.242.314.405.7190.0
  • a-grounded out for G. Garcia in the 8th
  • b-grounded out for Yardley in the 5th
  • c-announced for Bolanos in the 8th
  • d-lined out for A. Allen in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Grisham RF-LF40000020.252.326.437.763-1.0
Y. Grandal C40000010.252.382.480.862-0.5
M. Moustakas 3B30000110.261.333.531.8640.5
R. Braun LF42200011.278.335.487.8224.5
T. Taylor RF00000000.333.500.333.8330.0
E. Thames 1B41200001.253.353.500.8534.0
L. Cain CF41000034.250.316.347.663-0.5
C. Spangenberg 2B30230002.271.292.443.7357.0
O. Arcia SS30110012.216.280.341.6222.5
Z. Davies P10000010.143.160.184.344-0.5
a- T. Shaw PH11111000.155.273.273.5466.0
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  • a-homered for Davies in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hosmer (28)
  • RBI - E. Hosmer (95)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Urias (18), A. Hedges (30)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Braun (28), E. Thames (22), O. Arcia (13)
  • 3B - C. Spangenberg (2)
  • HR - T. Shaw (7)
  • RBI - C. Spangenberg 3 (9), O. Arcia (51), T. Shaw (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Spangenberg 3 (3), O. Arcia (22)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Braun, O. Arcia (51), F. Peralta (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Garcia-Urias)
  • E - G. Garcia (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Richards (L, 0-1)3.25330507.361.36-1.5
E. Yardley0.10000105.061.880.5
R. Bolanos3.03221215.791.434.0
G. Reyes1.00000209.001.524.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Richards (L, 0-1)3.2
E. Yardley0.1
R. Bolanos3.0
G. Reyes1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Davies (W, 10-7)5.02112403.701.3319.0
F. Peralta (H, 5)2.00001405.441.487.0
A. Claudio1.00000003.751.273.0
J. Jackson1.00000304.731.284.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Davies (W, 10-7)5.0
F. Peralta (H, 5)2.0
A. Claudio1.0
J. Jackson1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Richards
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Richards 61-42, E. Yardley 5-4, R. Bolanos 49-31, G. Reyes 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Richards 4-2, R. Bolanos 3-4, G. Reyes 1-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Richards 16, E. Yardley, R. Bolanos 13, G. Reyes 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 72-41, F. Peralta 36-21, A. Claudio 11-6, J. Jackson 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 4-7, F. Peralta 1-1, A. Claudio 2-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 19, F. Peralta 7, A. Claudio 3, J. Jackson 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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G. Garcia 2B30000010.240.356.353.709-0.5
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N. Martini LF40000000.265.354.397.7510.0
G. Reyes P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Machado 3B31000120.255.333.460.7941.0
E. Hosmer 1B40110010.277.325.437.7622.5
W. Myers CF-LF30000131.244.329.428.757-0.5
J. Naylor RF20100101.256.325.423.7482.0
L. Urias SS30000024.219.332.320.652-1.0
A. Hedges C30000013.186.261.332.593-0.5
G. Richards P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
E. Yardley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Jankowski PH10000000.167.286.167.4520.0
R. Bolanos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-grounded out for G. Garcia in the 8th
  • b-grounded out for Yardley in the 5th
  • c-announced for Bolanos in the 8th
  • d-lined out for A. Allen in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Grisham RF-LF40000020.252.326.437.763-1.0
Y. Grandal C40000010.252.382.480.862-0.5
M. Moustakas 3B30000110.261.333.531.8640.5
R. Braun LF42200011.278.335.487.8224.5
T. Taylor RF00000000.333.500.333.8330.0
E. Thames 1B41200001.253.353.500.8534.0
L. Cain CF41000034.250.316.347.663-0.5
C. Spangenberg 2B30230002.271.292.443.7357.0
O. Arcia SS30110012.216.280.341.6222.5
Z. Davies P10000010.143.160.184.344-0.5
a- T. Shaw PH11111000.155.273.273.5466.0
F. Peralta P10000001.133.133.133.2670.0
A. Claudio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Jackson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-homered for Davies in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hosmer (28)
  • RBI - E. Hosmer (95)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Urias (18), A. Hedges (30)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Braun (28), E. Thames (22), O. Arcia (13)
  • 3B - C. Spangenberg (2)
  • HR - T. Shaw (7)
  • RBI - C. Spangenberg 3 (9), O. Arcia (51), T. Shaw (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Spangenberg 3 (3), O. Arcia (22)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Braun, O. Arcia (51), F. Peralta (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Garcia-Urias)
  • E - G. Garcia (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Richards (L, 0-1)3.25330507.361.36-1.5
E. Yardley0.10000105.061.880.5
R. Bolanos3.03221215.791.434.0
G. Reyes1.00000209.001.524.0
Total8.08551101---
PITCHERSIP
G. Richards (L, 0-1)3.2
E. Yardley0.1
R. Bolanos3.0
G. Reyes1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Davies (W, 10-7)5.02112403.701.3319.0
F. Peralta (H, 5)2.00001405.441.487.0
A. Claudio1.00000003.751.273.0
J. Jackson1.00000304.731.284.5
Total9.02113110---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Davies (W, 10-7)5.0
F. Peralta (H, 5)2.0
A. Claudio1.0
J. Jackson1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Richards
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Richards 61-42, E. Yardley 5-4, R. Bolanos 49-31, G. Reyes 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Richards 4-2, R. Bolanos 3-4, G. Reyes 1-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Richards 16, E. Yardley, R. Bolanos 13, G. Reyes 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 72-41, F. Peralta 36-21, A. Claudio 11-6, J. Jackson 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 4-7, F. Peralta 1-1, A. Claudio 2-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 19, F. Peralta 7, A. Claudio 3, J. Jackson 3
  • 6TH INNING
    Arcia doubled to left center, Cain scored15
  • 5TH INNING
    Shaw homered to right14
  • 4TH INNING
    Spangenberg tripled to deep center, Braun and Thames scored13
    Hosmer doubled to deep center, Machado scored11
  • 2ND INNING
    Spangenberg singled to center, Braun scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jay Jackson relieved Alex Claudio
    • Tyrone Taylor in right field
    • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Austin Allen hit for Ronald Bolanos
    • Alex Claudio relieved Freddy Peralta
    • Manuel Margot hit for Austin Allen
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Margot lined out to left
    • Ty France hit for Greg Garcia
    • T. France: Ball, France grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Martini: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martini grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Gerardo Reyes pitching
    • R. Braun: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Braun struck out on foul tip
    • E. Thames: Thames grounded out to shortstop
    • L. Cain: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Cain struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • F. Peralta Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • J. Naylor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Naylor walked
    • L. Urias: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Urias struck out swinging
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Bolanos Pitching:
    • T. Grisham: Strike looking, Strike looking, Grisham grounded out to third
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Grandal grounded out to first
    • M. Moustakas: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Moustakas struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Freddy Peralta pitching
    • N. Martini: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Martini grounded out to second
    • M. Machado: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hosmer flied out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Bolanos Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Thames singled to right
    • L. Cain: Ball, Cain reached on fielder's choice to third, Thames to second on 2nd baseman Garcia fielding error
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Spangenberg lined into double play second to shortstop, Thames out at second
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Arcia doubled to left center, Cain scored
    • F. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Peralta grounded out to first
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges flied out to center
    • Travis Jankowski hit for Eric Yardley
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Jankowski grounded out to second
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Garcia grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Ronald Bolanos pitching
    • Travis Shaw hit for Zach Davies
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Shaw homered to right
    • T. Grisham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Grisham struck out looking
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Foul, Grandal lined out to center
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moustakas walked
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Braun flied out to deep left
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Machado walked
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Hosmer doubled to deep center, Machado scored
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • J. Naylor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Naylor lined out to first
    • L. Urias: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Urias struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Richards Pitching:
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Moustakas flied out to right
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Braun singled to right
    • E. Thames: Ball, Thames doubled to deep right, Braun to third
    • L. Cain: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Strike swinging, Spangenberg tripled to deep center, Braun and Thames scored
    • Eric Yardley relieved Garrett Richards
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Arcia struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • G. Richards: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Richards struck out swinging
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Garcia popped out to shortstop
    • N. Martini: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Martini lined out to center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Richards Pitching:
    • Z. Davies: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Davies struck out looking
    • T. Grisham: Strike looking, Ball, Grisham grounded out to second
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Grandal grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Hosmer lined out to center
    • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Myers walked
    • J. Naylor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Naylor singled to center, Myers to second
    • L. Urias: Strike looking, Ball, Urias popped out to second
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges reached on fielder's choice to third, Myers out at third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Richards Pitching:
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Braun doubled to deep right center
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Braun to third on wild pitch, Thames popped out to shortstop
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Spangenberg singled to center, Braun scored
    • O. Arcia: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Arcia grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
    • N. Martini: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Martini flied out to center
    • M. Machado: Machado grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Richards Pitching:
    • T. Grisham: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Grisham struck out looking
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Grandal struck out looking
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike swinging, Moustakas grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)