Moustakas, Cain lift Brewers past Padres 3-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) Mike Moustakas used one swing of the bat to give the Milwaukee Brewers' playoff push a big boost.

Moustakas hit his 35th home run of the season, Lorenzo Cain also went deep and the Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Tuesday night with their 11th win in 12 games.

''Moustakas, he's always coming up with big homers,'' Cain said. ''I've been seeing it for a long time now, especially back in our KC days. He has the power. He always hits 20, 30 homers every single year. So, I don't expect anything less. He's definitely been huge for us all year long.''

The Brewers pulled even with the Chicago Cubs for the NL's second wild card and both trailed first-place St. Louis by two games in the NL Central.

Manager Craig Counsell likes how everybody is contributing during this late-season charge.

''We're doing our jobs,'' he said. ''You feel like if we post a good record, a good game every day for these last 11-12, we'll find ourselves in a pretty good spot.''

Moustakas teed off on a 1-2 pitch from reliever Matt Strahm (5-9) in the bottom of the seventh after Hunter Renfroe's 32nd home run in the top of the inning tied the score at 1-1.

''It's a big moment because we kind of lose the momentum a little bit with the game tied and everybody pitching so well,'' Counsell said. ''But, he took it right back, I thought, and it's a huge spot.''

Renfroe, who had missed nine games with a sprained left ankle, connected off Matt Albers (8-5) and spoiled the six scoreless innings crafted by three Milwaukee pitchers.

Brandon Woodruff started, struck out four and walked one in the first two innings. Gio Gonzalez allowed two hits and struck out four over the third, fourth and fifth. Brent Suter retired the side in order in the sixth, striking out two.

Drew Pomeranz struck out the side in the eighth and pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his second save in as many chances.

Ben Gamel scored on Trent Grisham's sacrifice fly in the eighth.

Padres rookie right-hander Chris Paddack made his 26th start of the season and first against the Brewers. He allowed one hit, Cain's solo shot in the third, walked one and struck out nine in five innings.

Paddack knew he made a mistake on the pitch to Cain.

''One pitch I'd take back was the Cain at-bat,'' Paddack said. ''I just kind of got away from myself. We were trying to stay stubborn, and I just made a mistake. I left that fastball right over the middle. He already saw six before that and it's hard to blow 94 (mph) by a veteran hitter like that.''

The Padres matched a season-high with their sixth straight loss.

Manny Machado had an infield single and Paddack added a base hit.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: LF Wil Myers was scratched and replaced by Nick Martini in left. No reason was given for the change, but Myers struck out pinch-hitting in the eighth. ... C Francisco Mejia (right oblique strain) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list. He was available to pinch hit or catch.

Brewers: Woodruff was reinstated from the 10-day injured list (left oblique strain) prior to the game. ... C Manny Pina (mild concussion) was cleared to play by the doctors from MLB. He's been out since taking a foul tip off his mask Sept. 5th. ... 2B Keston Hiura (strained left hamstring) was back in the starting lineup. He had only pinch hit twice since being reinstated from the 10-day injured list Sept. 11th.

MYERS UPDATE

Manager Andy Green said that Myers was scratched from the starting lineup because of an arm issue.

''He was fine to hit, but his arm was hanging a little bit,'' Green said. ''He's played through it the last three or four days and it was bothering him a quite a bit today. He thought he was gonna be able to go, but he wasn't really able to throw the baseball. So, we used him as a pinch-hitter today. Hopefully, he's back in there tomorrow.''

POMERANZ FOR TWO

''I didn't think I was going to go back out there a second inning,'' he said. ''I gave it all I had the first inning (the 8th) and came back in. He (Counsell) said, `Keep going.' My focus is getting outs. So, it was three more outs.''

STAT FACTS

It was Renfroe's first home run since August 10 against Colorado and his first on the road since Aug. 1st at the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Paddack allowed his first earned run since Aug. 29th, a solo home run by the San Francisco Giants Brandon Belt.

The Padres are 13-19 against the NL Central and 18-52 when scoring three or fewer runs.

UP NEXT

Padres: RHP Dinelson Lamet (2-5, 4.06) makes his second career start against the Brewers. He's allowed no more than three earned runs in 10 of his 12 previous starts this season.

Brewers: RHP Adrian Houser (6-6, 3.84 ERA) makes his second appearance and first start against the Padres this season. He tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief on June 19th at Petco Park.

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  • W: M. Albers (8-5)L: M. Strahm (5-9)S: D. Pomeranz (2)
  • HR: SD - H. Renfroe (32), MIL - L. Cain (9), M. Moustakas (35)
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E. Hosmer 1B40000032.275.323.434.757-1.5
H. Renfroe RF31111120.223.292.504.7956.0
M. Margot CF30100002.243.314.404.7190.0
L. Urias SS30000030.215.327.315.642-1.5
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c- W. Myers PH10000010.244.328.427.755-0.5
D. Bednar P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-fouled out for G. Garcia in the 3rd
  • b-announced for Stammen in the 8th
  • c-struck out for Jankowski in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Grisham RF30010020.246.317.426.7430.0
Y. Grandal C40000040.249.380.476.856-2.0
M. Moustakas 3B31111010.262.333.535.8695.5
R. Braun LF30000030.276.333.484.817-1.5
D. Pomeranz P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Hiura 2B30100000.303.370.568.9381.0
O. Arcia PR-SS00000000.216.280.341.6220.0
E. Thames 1B20000111.251.353.497.8500.5
L. Cain CF31111012.251.316.352.6685.5
B. Woodruff P0000-000.267.283.356.000-
G. Gonzalez P10000000.045.087.045.1320.0
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C. Spangenberg SS10000010.268.288.437.724-0.5
b- H. Perez PH-SS-2B10000000.234.269.378.6480.0
  • a-struck out for G. Gonzalez in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Spangenberg in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - H. Renfroe (32)
  • RBI - H. Renfroe (63)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. France, E. Hosmer, M. Margot (31)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Gamel (16)
  • HR - M. Moustakas (35), L. Cain (9)
  • SF - T. Grisham (3)
  • SH - H. Perez (2)
  • RBI - T. Grisham (15), M. Moustakas (85), L. Cain (44)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain (59), T. Austin
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Margot (3)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Hedges (10)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Paddack5.01111913.330.9816.5
M. Strahm (L, 5-9)1.01110214.761.24-3.0
C. Stammen1.01000203.461.193.0
D. Bednar1.01110102.450.821.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Paddack5.0
M. Strahm (L, 5-9)1.0
C. Stammen1.0
D. Bednar1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Woodruff2.00001403.691.167.0
G. Gonzalez3.02001403.861.348.0
B. Suter (H, 1)1.00000200.730.414.0
M. Albers (W, 8-5) (BS, 2)1.02110115.011.357.5
D. Pomeranz (S, 2)2.00000405.001.4815.0
PITCHERSIP
B. Woodruff2.0
G. Gonzalez3.0
B. Suter (H, 1)1.0
M. Albers (W, 8-5) (BS, 2)1.0
D. Pomeranz (S, 2)2.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Paddack 84-54, M. Strahm 18-13, C. Stammen 20-15, D. Bednar 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Paddack 3-3, M. Strahm 1-0, C. Stammen 1-0, D. Bednar 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Paddack 17, M. Strahm 4, C. Stammen 4, D. Bednar 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 37-23, G. Gonzalez 53-28, B. Suter 18-10, M. Albers 23-14, D. Pomeranz 24-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 2-0, G. Gonzalez 2-3, M. Albers 1-0, D. Pomeranz 1-1
  • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 7, G. Gonzalez 12, B. Suter 3, M. Albers 4, D. Pomeranz 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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G. Garcia 2B10000010.239.355.352.707-0.5
a- T. France PH-2B30000011.228.286.383.669-0.5
N. Martini LF40000020.250.337.375.712-1.0
M. Machado 3B30100100.255.334.460.7942.0
E. Hosmer 1B40000032.275.323.434.757-1.5
H. Renfroe RF31111120.223.292.504.7956.0
M. Margot CF30100002.243.314.404.7190.0
L. Urias SS30000030.215.327.315.642-1.5
A. Hedges C30000020.181.256.319.575-1.0
C. Paddack P20100000.119.119.119.2381.0
M. Strahm P0000-000.286.348.381.000-
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Jankowski PH0000-000.167.286.167.000-
c- W. Myers PH10000010.244.328.427.755-0.5
D. Bednar P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-fouled out for G. Garcia in the 3rd
  • b-announced for Stammen in the 8th
  • c-struck out for Jankowski in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Grisham RF30010020.246.317.426.7430.0
Y. Grandal C40000040.249.380.476.856-2.0
M. Moustakas 3B31111010.262.333.535.8695.5
R. Braun LF30000030.276.333.484.817-1.5
D. Pomeranz P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Hiura 2B30100000.303.370.568.9381.0
O. Arcia PR-SS00000000.216.280.341.6220.0
E. Thames 1B20000111.251.353.497.8500.5
L. Cain CF31111012.251.316.352.6685.5
B. Woodruff P0000-000.267.283.356.000-
G. Gonzalez P10000000.045.087.045.1320.0
a- T. Austin PH10000011.193.306.421.727-0.5
B. Suter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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B. Gamel LF11100000.255.338.385.7233.0
C. Spangenberg SS10000010.268.288.437.724-0.5
b- H. Perez PH-SS-2B10000000.234.269.378.6480.0
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  • a-struck out for G. Gonzalez in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Spangenberg in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - H. Renfroe (32)
  • RBI - H. Renfroe (63)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. France, E. Hosmer, M. Margot (31)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Gamel (16)
  • HR - M. Moustakas (35), L. Cain (9)
  • SF - T. Grisham (3)
  • SH - H. Perez (2)
  • RBI - T. Grisham (15), M. Moustakas (85), L. Cain (44)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain (59), T. Austin
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Margot (3)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Hedges (10)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Paddack5.01111913.330.9816.5
M. Strahm (L, 5-9)1.01110214.761.24-3.0
C. Stammen1.01000203.461.193.0
D. Bednar1.01110102.450.821.5
Total8.04331142---
PITCHERSIP
C. Paddack5.0
M. Strahm (L, 5-9)1.0
C. Stammen1.0
D. Bednar1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Woodruff2.00001403.691.167.0
G. Gonzalez3.02001403.861.348.0
B. Suter (H, 1)1.00000200.730.414.0
M. Albers (W, 8-5) (BS, 2)1.02110115.011.357.5
D. Pomeranz (S, 2)2.00000405.001.4815.0
Total9.04112151---
PITCHERSIP
B. Woodruff2.0
G. Gonzalez3.0
B. Suter (H, 1)1.0
M. Albers (W, 8-5) (BS, 2)1.0
D. Pomeranz (S, 2)2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Paddack 84-54, M. Strahm 18-13, C. Stammen 20-15, D. Bednar 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Paddack 3-3, M. Strahm 1-0, C. Stammen 1-0, D. Bednar 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Paddack 17, M. Strahm 4, C. Stammen 4, D. Bednar 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 37-23, G. Gonzalez 53-28, B. Suter 18-10, M. Albers 23-14, D. Pomeranz 24-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 2-0, G. Gonzalez 2-3, M. Albers 1-0, D. Pomeranz 1-1
  • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 7, G. Gonzalez 12, B. Suter 3, M. Albers 4, D. Pomeranz 6
  • 8TH INNING
    Grisham hit sacrifice fly to center, Gamel scored13
  • 7TH INNING
    Moustakas homered to right12
    Renfroe homered to left11
  • 3RD INNING
    Cain homered to center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • M. Machado: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Machado popped out to shortstop
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Hosmer grounded out to second
    • H. Renfroe: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Ben Gamel in left field
    • Drew Pomeranz pitching
    • Wil Myers hit for Travis Jankowski
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • T. France: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, France struck out swinging
    • N. Martini: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Martini struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • David Bednar pitching
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Gamel doubled to deep right center
    • H. Perez: Perez hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Gamel to third
    • T. Grisham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Grisham hit sacrifice fly to center, Gamel scored
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Grandal struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Matt Albers relieved Brent Suter
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Renfroe homered to left
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Margot reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • L. Urias: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Margot caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Urias struck out looking
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hedges grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moustakas homered to right
    • Craig Stammen relieved Matt Strahm
    • R. Braun: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • K. Hiura: Ball, Ball, Hiura singled to center
    • Orlando Arcia ran for Keston Hiura
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Thames struck out looking
    • L. Cain: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arcia to second on catcher Hedges fielding error, Cain grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Brent Suter pitching
    • N. Martini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martini struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Machado flied out to deep right
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Strahm relieved Chris Paddack
    • Hernan Perez hit for Cory Spangenberg
    • H. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Perez grounded out to third
    • T. Grisham: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grisham struck out swinging
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Grandal struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • L. Urias: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Urias struck out swinging
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Hedges struck out on foul tip
    • C. Paddack: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Paddack singled to shallow right
    • T. France: Ball, Ball, France reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Paddack out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • K. Hiura: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hiura grounded out to pitcher
    • E. Thames: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Thames walked
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul tip, Cain struck out on foul tip
    • Tyler Austin hit for Gio Gonzalez
    • T. Austin: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • N. Martini: Ball, Martini flied out to deep center
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Machado reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Renfroe walked, Machado to second
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Margot flied out to shallow center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Moustakas flied out to deep center
    • R. Braun: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Braun struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Gio Gonzalez relieved Brandon Woodruff
    • A. Hedges: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • C. Paddack: Ball, Paddack grounded out to first
    • Ty France hit for Greg Garcia
    • T. France: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, France fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cain homered to center
    • G. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Gonzalez flied out to center
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
    • T. Grisham: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Grisham grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
    • M. Margot: Foul, Strike swinging, Margot grounded out to shortstop
    • L. Urias: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Urias struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • R. Braun: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • K. Hiura: Hiura grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Thames: Ball, Thames flied out to left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
    • N. Martini: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Martini grounded out to first
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Machado walked
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Paddack Pitching:
    • T. Grisham: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Grisham struck out looking
    • Y. Grandal: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Grandal struck out on foul tip
    • M. Moustakas: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)