Sogard has 4 hits, 3 RBIs to lead Brewers over Padres 4-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) Eric Sogard reached San Diego and all but grabbed a surfboard.

''You just got to try and ride the wave,'' the shortstop said.

Sogard had his second four-hit game in three days and drove in three runs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Thursday.

Sogard is hitting .476 (10 for 21) with two homers since he was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday. He went 9 for 15 in the four-game series, including an RBI single in the fourth and a two-run single in the seventh on the 12th pitch of an at-bat against Kevin Quackenbush (0-1).

''If there is a better at-bat in major league baseball this year I would like to see it,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ''To me, that's it for sure.''

Sogard, who walked in his final plate appearance, missed last season while recovering from knee surgery. He can't remember a similar offensive stretch at this level.

''Maybe in the minor leagues,'' he said. ''But not in the big leagues. I'm just trying to keep it going.''

Zach Davies (5-2) won his third straight start, allowing two runs and five hits in six innings. Corey Knebel struck out the side in the ninth around two walks for his third save. He threw a called third strike past pinch-hitter Austin Hedges, a full-count curveball at the knees with runners at the corners for the final out. Milwaukee won its third straight.

''I thought Zach was really good today,'' Counsell said. ''I thought his fastball command was improved and his curveball was a plus-pitch for him.''

Jarred Cosart, seeking his first victory since 2015, gave up one run and five hits in five innings.

''Really good, couldn't ask for anything more from a guy who last threw four innings on a rehab assignment,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''To give you five strong, give you an opportunity to win the game, leave with the lead. I thought he handled some adverse situations really well which is an encouraging step for him.''

Added Cosart: ''Feels like it's been a long time. It's good to be back out there in a major league game.''

Hunter Renfroe put San Diego ahead in the second with his third homer in five games.

Jonathan Villar hit a run-scoring groundout in the ninth after Orlando Arcia singled, stole second and continued to third on a throwing error by catcher Luis Torrens.

SOGARD SO GOOD

Sogard looks like an accountant with his wide glasses but he was money for the Brewers over four games. Green was still scratching his head over Sogard's domination.

''We didn't get him out all series,'' Green said. ''He's not somebody when you prep for the Brewers that that's the first name that you're prepping for to be honest. We left different kinds of pitches in the middle of the plate and he hit a lot of pitches, he hit balls hard...he beat us this series, you have to tip your cap to him.''

ON TO CHICAGO

After taking three of four from the Padres, the Brewers make their first visit to play the World Series champion Cubs. But while the Cubs have the title banner it's Milwaukee who's leading the National League Central at six games over .500. ''We're getting contributions from a lot of different guys and that is just the stage we are in right now,'' Counsell said. ''We're still finding a way to win games. It's contributions from a lot of different guys.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: OF Eric Thames (strep throat), who didn't start in the four-game series, flied out as a pinch-hitter and is expected to start Friday.

Padres: C Hector Sanchez (foot) is to play this weekend with Triple-A El Paso. ... RHP Trevor Cahill (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing. .... OF Matt Szczur (ankle) was available to pinch hit but did not get in the game.

UP NEXT

Brewers: RHP Paolo Espino is being called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs to make his major league debut against the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Espino, 30, has pitched in the minor leagues since 2007.

Padres: RHP Jered Weaver (0-4, 6.05) is to start at home Friday against Arizona.

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  • W: Z. Davies (5-2)L: K. Quackenbush (0-1)S: C. Knebel (3)
  • HR: SD - H. Renfroe (8)
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E. Sogard 2B40430100.588.6821.1181.7998.0
H. Perez LF50000015.274.321.508.829-0.5
J. Aguilar 1B30000102.282.320.549.8691.0
T. Shaw 3B30100102.290.329.545.8742.0
D. Santana RF30000112.271.362.442.8040.5
M. Pina C30000001.300.341.475.8161.0
K. Broxton CF42200022.266.324.453.7775.0
O. Arcia SS42200013.217.268.357.6253.5
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C. Knebel P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-flied out for Davies in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Barnes in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Margot CF40100000.274.319.417.7351.0
A. Cordoba SS30000111.263.333.456.7890.5
W. Myers 1B30000121.292.332.567.8990.0
Y. Solarte 2B30100102.238.316.344.6602.0
H. Renfroe RF41111014.214.271.416.6875.5
C. Spangenberg LF41100011.256.275.321.5961.5
R. Schimpf 3B30100120.156.286.393.6791.0
L. Torrens C20000011.087.160.087.2470.5
a- A. Hedges PH10000012.214.275.444.720-0.5
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J. Torres P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-struck out for Torrens in the 9th
  • b-popped out for Cosart in the 5th
  • c-grounded out for Buchter in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Sogard (3)
  • SH - Z. Davies (3)
  • RBI - E. Sogard 3 (7), J. Villar (22)
BATTING
  • HR - H. Renfroe (8)
  • RBI - H. Renfroe (18)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Broxton (10)
  • CS - E. Sogard
FIELDING
  • E - A. Cordoba (3), L. Torrens
  • PB - L. Torrens (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Davies (W, 5-2)6.05222315.441.1720.5
C. Torres (H, 8)1.00000103.040.003.5
J. Barnes (H, 6)1.00000203.320.004.0
C. Knebel (S, 3)1.00002300.822.009.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Davies (W, 5-2)6.0
C. Torres (H, 8)1.0
J. Barnes (H, 6)1.0
C. Knebel (S, 3)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cosart5.05111302.701.209.5
K. Quackenbush (L, 0-1) (H, 1)1.02221005.403.00-7.0
R. Buchter (BS, 1)1.01000003.631.002.0
J. Torres2.01102204.501.504.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Cosart5.0
K. Quackenbush (L, 0-1) (H, 1)1.0
R. Buchter (BS, 1)1.0
J. Torres2.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - C. Torres
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 82-52, C. Torres 18-13, J. Barnes 13-9, C. Knebel 27-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 7-6, C. Torres 1-1, J. Barnes 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 23, C. Torres 4, J. Barnes 3, C. Knebel 5
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Cosart
  • HBP - J. Cosart
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cosart 72-49, K. Quackenbush 15-10, R. Buchter 17-12, J. Torres 33-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cosart 8-3, K. Quackenbush 2-0, R. Buchter 2-1, J. Torres 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Cosart 21, K. Quackenbush 5, R. Buchter 4, J. Torres 8
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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E. Sogard 2B40430100.588.6821.1181.7998.0
H. Perez LF50000015.274.321.508.829-0.5
J. Aguilar 1B30000102.282.320.549.8691.0
T. Shaw 3B30100102.290.329.545.8742.0
D. Santana RF30000112.271.362.442.8040.5
M. Pina C30000001.300.341.475.8161.0
K. Broxton CF42200022.266.324.453.7775.0
O. Arcia SS42200013.217.268.357.6253.5
Z. Davies P10000000.091.231.091.3220.0
a- E. Thames PH10000002.313.432.6881.1200.0
C. Torres P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-flied out for Davies in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Barnes in the 9th
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M. Margot CF40100000.274.319.417.7351.0
A. Cordoba SS30000111.263.333.456.7890.5
W. Myers 1B30000121.292.332.567.8990.0
Y. Solarte 2B30100102.238.316.344.6602.0
H. Renfroe RF41111014.214.271.416.6875.5
C. Spangenberg LF41100011.256.275.321.5961.5
R. Schimpf 3B30100120.156.286.393.6791.0
L. Torrens C20000011.087.160.087.2470.5
a- A. Hedges PH10000012.214.275.444.720-0.5
J. Cosart P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
b- M. Szczur PH10000000.238.298.381.6790.0
K. Quackenbush P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Buchter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- L. Sardinas PH10000001.170.220.170.3900.0
J. Torres P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Torrens in the 9th
  • b-popped out for Cosart in the 5th
  • c-grounded out for Buchter in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Sogard (3)
  • SH - Z. Davies (3)
  • RBI - E. Sogard 3 (7), J. Villar (22)
BATTING
  • HR - H. Renfroe (8)
  • RBI - H. Renfroe (18)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Broxton (10)
  • CS - E. Sogard
FIELDING
  • E - A. Cordoba (3), L. Torrens
  • PB - L. Torrens (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Davies (W, 5-2)6.05222315.441.1720.5
C. Torres (H, 8)1.00000103.040.003.5
J. Barnes (H, 6)1.00000203.320.004.0
C. Knebel (S, 3)1.00002300.822.009.5
Total9.0522491---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Davies (W, 5-2)6.0
C. Torres (H, 8)1.0
J. Barnes (H, 6)1.0
C. Knebel (S, 3)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cosart5.05111302.701.209.5
K. Quackenbush (L, 0-1) (H, 1)1.02221005.403.00-7.0
R. Buchter (BS, 1)1.01000003.631.002.0
J. Torres2.01102204.501.504.0
Total9.0943450---
PITCHERSIP
J. Cosart5.0
K. Quackenbush (L, 0-1) (H, 1)1.0
R. Buchter (BS, 1)1.0
J. Torres2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - C. Torres
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 82-52, C. Torres 18-13, J. Barnes 13-9, C. Knebel 27-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 7-6, C. Torres 1-1, J. Barnes 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 23, C. Torres 4, J. Barnes 3, C. Knebel 5
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Cosart
  • HBP - J. Cosart
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cosart 72-49, K. Quackenbush 15-10, R. Buchter 17-12, J. Torres 33-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cosart 8-3, K. Quackenbush 2-0, R. Buchter 2-1, J. Torres 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Cosart 21, K. Quackenbush 5, R. Buchter 4, J. Torres 8
  • 9TH INNING
    Villar grounded out to shortstop, Broxton scored42
  • 7TH INNING
    Sogard doubled to deep center, Broxton and Arcia scored32
  • 5TH INNING
    Torrens grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Spangenberg scored, Schimpf out at second12
    Sogard singled to right, Arcia scored11
  • 2ND INNING
    Renfroe homered to left center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • J. Torres Pitching:
    • K. Broxton: Ball, Strike swinging, Broxton singled to center
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging, Broxton stole second, Broxton to third on catcher Torrens fielding error
    • J. Villar: Villar grounded out to shortstop, Broxton scored
    • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sogard walked
    • H. Perez: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • C. Knebel Pitching:
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Solarte walked
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
    • R. Schimpf: Ball, Solarte to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Ball, Solarte to third on fielder's indifference, Strike looking, Ball, Schimpf walked
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Hedges struck out looking
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. Torres Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Shaw walked
    • D. Santana: Santana grounded into double play third to second to first, Shaw out at second
    • M. Pina: Ball, Strike looking, Pina flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Barnes Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Margot grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Cordoba: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Cordoba struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • K. Quackenbush Pitching:
    • K. Broxton: Broxton singled to left
    • O. Arcia: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Arcia reached on bunt single to pitcher, Broxton to second
    • E. Thames: Ball, Thames flied out to deep center, Broxton to third, Arcia to second
    • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Sogard doubled to deep center, Broxton and Arcia scored
    • H. Perez: Perez grounded out to third
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Aguilar grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Torres Pitching:
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Spangenberg fouled out to third
    • R. Schimpf: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Schimpf struck out looking
    • L. Torrens: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Torrens hit by pitch
    • L. Sardinas: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Sardinas grounded out to first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • K. Quackenbush Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Shaw grounded out to pitcher
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Santana walked
    • M. Pina: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pina grounded into double play shortstop to first, Santana out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Margot grounded out to first
    • A. Cordoba: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Cordoba walked
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Myers walked, Cordoba to second
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Solarte popped out to second
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Renfroe lined out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Cosart Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Foul, Arcia singled to right
    • Z. Davies: Ball, Arcia to second on passed ball, Davies hit sacrifice bunt to second, Arcia to third
    • E. Sogard: Sogard singled to right, Arcia scored
    • H. Perez: Pickoff attempt, Perez flied out to right
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Strike looking, Aguilar grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Spangenberg singled to right center
    • R. Schimpf: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Schimpf singled to right, Spangenberg to third
    • L. Torrens: Ball, Torrens grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Spangenberg scored, Schimpf out at second
    • M. Szczur: Strike looking, Ball, Szczur popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Cosart Pitching:
    • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
    • M. Pina: Pina fouled out to catcher
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Broxton struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • A. Cordoba: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cordoba lined out to shortstop
    • W. Myers: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Ball, Solarte singled to left center
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Renfroe reached on fielder's choice to third, Solarte out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Cosart Pitching:
    • Z. Davies: Ball, Ball, Davies safe at first on left fielder Cordoba fielding error
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sogard singled to left, Davies to second
    • H. Perez: Foul, Foul, Perez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Davies to third, Sogard out at second
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Aguilar walked
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Foul, Shaw grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • L. Torrens: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Torrens struck out looking
    • J. Cosart: Ball, Cosart grounded out to catcher
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Margot grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Cosart Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Shaw singled to left
    • D. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Santana grounded out to shortstop, Shaw to second
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Shaw to third on wild pitch, Ball, Pina hit by pitch
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Broxton struck out looking
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Arcia grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Ball, Solarte grounded out to shortstop
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Renfroe homered to left center
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Spangenberg flied out to left
    • R. Schimpf: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Schimpf struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Sogard singled to right center
    • H. Perez: Sogard caught stealing, , Strike (foul tip), Perez flied out to deep center
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Aguilar grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Margot singled to left
    • A. Cordoba: Cordoba popped out to second
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Myers grounded into double play second to first, Margot out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)