Nelson whiffs 10 in 1st CG as Brewers nip Padres 2-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) With a tired Brewers bullpen in dire need of a break, Jimmy Nelson carried the load all by himself Sunday.

Nelson struck out 10 in his first career complete game and Milwaukee got home runs from Hernan Perez and Manny Pina in a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres.

''This is a guy picking everybody up and giving those guys a day off,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ''That's what you need some days. That's what big-time performance does - not only wins you the game, but gives guys rest.''

Counsell said closer Corey Knebel and relievers Oliver Drake and Jared Hughes were not available because they needed a breather.

Nelson (5-3) allowed six hits and two walks while throwing 118 pitches in his 89th major league start. He gave up only an unearned run and lowered his ERA to 3.28.

''I've gone seven-plus or eight a couple of times, but that ninth inning definitely is nice,'' Nelson said. ''Counsell showed confidence in letting us go deep.''

Leading off the sixth, Perez hit his 10th home run into the Brewers' bullpen off starter Luis Perdomo (1-4). One batter later, Pina connected on a 1-2 pitch for his fourth of the season to give Milwaukee a 2-1 lead.

Perdomo gave up eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six innings. He was helped by three double plays in the first five innings.

''He was in trouble in the first, the second, the third, the fifth,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''He navigated a lot of trouble today. Some good defense behind him.''

Perdomo has lasted at least six innings in four of his last five starts.

''I did pretty well,'' he said. ''I was just trying to be aggressive with my pitches and get some double plays, which I did.''

San Diego scored in the fifth after Cory Spangenberg reached on an infield single and advanced to second on Nelson's throwing error. Erick Aybar hit an RBI single.

POIGNANT FATHER'S DAY

Sunday was the first Father's Day for Padres 2B Yangervis Solarte since his wife, Yuliett, died of cancer on Sept. 17, 2016. She was 31. His three daughters, Yanliett, Yuliett and Yulianna have traveled with him on the road since their school year ended. ''Everybody knows what he went through last year with the passing of his wife,'' Green said. ''For me, he's life and energy every day. He's that for his girls. I don't think it's a coincidence that his girls finally finished school and came out to San Diego and now are with him on the road and all of a sudden he's hitting. His family gives him life. I know he's happy that his girls are with him now.''

HOMER HAPPY

There were 17 home runs in the three-game series, nine hit by the Brewers. They have scored their last 15 runs on homers.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: OF Manuel Margot (strained right calf) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso on Monday. ... RHP Trevor Cahill (right shoulder strain) plans to throw a side session Monday and could face live hitters by Thursday, Green said.

Brewers: LF Ryan Braun (left calf strain) is cleared to play, but Counsell said the slugger ''has got to have confidence to take the next step. We're just not quite there yet.'' Braun is expected to go out on a minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the Brewers.

UP NEXT

Padres: LHP Clayton Richard (5-7) starts Monday night at Wrigley Field against his former team. Richard is 2-1 in three career games vs. the Cubs.

Brewers: RHP Matt Garza (3-2) opens a four-game series with visiting Pittsburgh. After a strong start, Garza has given up 15 earned runs in his last four outings, a span of 20 innings.

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This story has been corrected to reflect that run charged to Nelson was changed to unearned.

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  • W: J. Nelson (5-3)L: L. Perdomo (1-4)
  • HR: MIL - M. Pina (4), H. Perez (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Cordoba LF40000003.255.293.362.6550.0
F. Cordero CF40000040.294.351.529.881-2.0
W. Myers 1B40200010.265.326.489.8151.5
Y. Solarte 2B40100002.264.345.408.7531.0
H. Renfroe RF30000011.225.279.458.7380.5
C. Spangenberg 3B41200011.269.294.385.6792.5
E. Aybar SS30110111.214.284.324.6082.5
L. Torrens C20000103.164.233.218.4521.0
L. Perdomo P20000011.167.167.444.611-0.5
a- M. Szczur PH10000012.187.311.320.631-0.5
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.250.000.000-
  • a-struck out for Perdomo in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Sogard 2B30200100.351.457.536.9934.0
E. Thames 1B30000103.265.399.6071.0071.0
H. Perez RF41111003.273.301.485.7866.0
T. Shaw 3B40100003.295.349.527.8761.0
M. Pina C41211001.312.351.493.8447.0
K. Broxton CF30100010.234.297.468.7650.5
L. Brinson LF30100020.143.217.238.4550.0
O. Arcia SS30000013.254.296.368.665-0.5
J. Nelson P30100022.107.107.107.2140.0
    BATTING
    • RBI - E. Aybar (10)
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Sogard (9)
    • HR - H. Perez (10), M. Pina (4)
    • RBI - H. Perez (31), M. Pina (20)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - F. Cordero
    • DP - L. Perdomo, W. Myers, F. Cordero, E. Aybar, L. Torrens
    • E - C. Spangenberg (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - E. Sogard, E. Thames, O. Arcia
    • E - K. Broxton (4), J. Nelson
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Perdomo (L, 1-4)6.08222425.101.456.0
    C. Stammen2.01000203.861.246.0
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Perdomo (L, 1-4)6.0
    C. Stammen2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Nelson (W, 5-3)9.061121003.391.2733.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Nelson (W, 5-3)9.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 90-57, C. Stammen 25-21
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 8-3, C. Stammen 3-1
    • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 25, C. Stammen 7
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. Nelson (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Nelson 118-81
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Nelson 11-4
    • Batters Faced - J. Nelson 34
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Cordoba LF40000003.255.293.362.6550.0
    F. Cordero CF40000040.294.351.529.881-2.0
    W. Myers 1B40200010.265.326.489.8151.5
    Y. Solarte 2B40100002.264.345.408.7531.0
    H. Renfroe RF30000011.225.279.458.7380.5
    C. Spangenberg 3B41200011.269.294.385.6792.5
    E. Aybar SS30110111.214.284.324.6082.5
    L. Torrens C20000103.164.233.218.4521.0
    L. Perdomo P20000011.167.167.444.611-0.5
    a- M. Szczur PH10000012.187.311.320.631-0.5
    C. Stammen P0000-000.000.250.000.000-
    Total31161021014-----
    • a-struck out for Perdomo in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    E. Sogard 2B30200100.351.457.536.9934.0
    E. Thames 1B30000103.265.399.6071.0071.0
    H. Perez RF41111003.273.301.485.7866.0
    T. Shaw 3B40100003.295.349.527.8761.0
    M. Pina C41211001.312.351.493.8447.0
    K. Broxton CF30100010.234.297.468.7650.5
    L. Brinson LF30100020.143.217.238.4550.0
    O. Arcia SS30000013.254.296.368.665-0.5
    J. Nelson P30100022.107.107.107.2140.0
    Total3029222615-----
      BATTING
      • RBI - E. Aybar (10)
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Sogard (9)
      • HR - H. Perez (10), M. Pina (4)
      • RBI - H. Perez (31), M. Pina (20)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - F. Cordero
      • DP - L. Perdomo, W. Myers, F. Cordero, E. Aybar, L. Torrens
      • E - C. Spangenberg (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - E. Sogard, E. Thames, O. Arcia
      • E - K. Broxton (4), J. Nelson
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Perdomo (L, 1-4)6.08222425.101.456.0
      C. Stammen2.01000203.861.246.0
      Total8.0922262---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Perdomo (L, 1-4)6.0
      C. Stammen2.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Nelson (W, 5-3)9.061121003.391.2733.0
      Total9.06112100---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Nelson (W, 5-3)9.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 90-57, C. Stammen 25-21
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 8-3, C. Stammen 3-1
      • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 25, C. Stammen 7
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Nelson (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Nelson 118-81
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Nelson 11-4
      • Batters Faced - J. Nelson 34
      • 6TH INNING
        Pina homered to left center12
        Perez homered to left center11
      • 5TH INNING
        Aybar singled to left center, Spangenberg scored, Aybar to second on center fielder Broxton fielding error10
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Nelson Pitching:
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Spangenberg lined out to first
        • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Aybar struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • J. Nelson Pitching:
        • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
        • W. Myers: Ball, Myers singled to left
        • Y. Solarte: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Solarte grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Myers out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Stammen Pitching:
        • E. Thames: Strike looking, Thames lined out to left
        • H. Perez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Perez grounded out to third
        • T. Shaw: Shaw singled to center
        • M. Pina: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pina reached on fielder's choice to third, Shaw out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Nelson Pitching:
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Spangenberg reached on an infield single to second
        • E. Aybar: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Aybar grounded out to second, Spangenberg to second
        • L. Torrens: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Torrens walked
        • Matt Szczur hit for Luis Perdomo
        • M. Szczur: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Szczur struck out swinging
        • A. Cordoba: Cordoba grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Craig Stammen pitching
        • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
        • J. Nelson: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Nelson struck out swinging
        • E. Sogard: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Sogard grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Nelson Pitching:
        • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
        • W. Myers: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
        • Y. Solarte: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Solarte singled to center
        • H. Renfroe: Renfroe grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • H. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Perez homered to left center
        • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Shaw grounded out to second
        • M. Pina: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Pina homered to left center
        • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Broxton grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Nelson Pitching:
        • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Spangenberg reached on an infield single to pitcher, Spangenberg to second on Nelson fielding error
        • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Ball, Aybar singled to left center, Spangenberg scored, Aybar to second on center fielder Broxton fielding error
        • L. Torrens: Ball, Torrens grounded out to shortstop, Aybar to third
        • L. Perdomo: Strike swinging, Perdomo reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Aybar out at home, Perdomo to second
        • A. Cordoba: Strike looking, Cordoba grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 2 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Arcia flied out to right
        • J. Nelson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Nelson reached on an infield single to third
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sogard walked, Nelson to second
        • E. Thames: Ball, Foul, Thames grounded into double play shortstop to first, Sogard out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Nelson Pitching:
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Myers lined out to left
        • Y. Solarte: Solarte grounded out to second
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Renfroe popped out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • M. Pina: Strike looking, Pina grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Broxton: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Broxton struck out swinging
        • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Nelson Pitching:
        • L. Perdomo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Perdomo struck out looking
        • A. Cordoba: Ball, Cordoba grounded out to shortstop
        • F. Cordero: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Sogard doubled to deep right
        • E. Thames: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Thames walked
        • H. Perez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Perez fouled out to catcher
        • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Shaw flied into double play center to shortstop to pitcher, Sogard out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Nelson Pitching:
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Renfroe hit by pitch
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
        • E. Aybar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Aybar walked, Renfroe to second
        • L. Torrens: Ball, Strike looking, Torrens grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Aybar out at second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • M. Pina: Strike looking, Pina singled to center
        • K. Broxton: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Broxton singled to right, Pina to second
        • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Foul, Brinson reached on an infield single to shortstop, Pina to third, Broxton to second
        • O. Arcia: Ball, Arcia grounded into double play pitcher to catcher to first, Pina out at home, Broxton to third, Brinson to second
        • J. Nelson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Nelson struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Nelson Pitching:
        • A. Cordoba: Strike swinging, Cordoba grounded out to pitcher
        • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
        • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Myers reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • Y. Solarte: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Solarte flied out to shallow center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sogard reached on an infield single to pitcher, Sogard to second on 3rd baseman Spangenberg fielding error
        • E. Thames: Strike looking, Thames grounded bunt out to pitcher
        • H. Perez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Perez grounded out to third
        • T. Shaw: Ball, Shaw grounded out to third
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)