W: Kyle Lohse (4-1)
L: Tyson Ross (2-3)
S: Francisco Rodriquez (9)
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitch Kyle Lohse gave up one run in the top of the first inning, then settled down very nicely to earn his fourth win of the season in the Brewers 5-2 win Wednesday. With the win, Milwaukee took two out of three from the Padres and improve the best record in baseball to (16-6).
Lohse finished going seven innings, allowed five hits, two runs (one earned) and struck out five. The first run came off a sacrifice fly off the bat of Seth Smith that scored Everth Cabrera who doubled to start the game. The second run came in the seventh inning, when Nick Hundley singled home Jedd Gyorko with the Brewers up 5-1.
Tyler Thornburg and Will Smith combined to pitch a scoreless eighth and then Francisco Rodgriquez pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his ninth consecutive save of the year.
The Brewers quickly erased their 1-0 deficit with a run of their own in the bottom of the first. Scooter Gennett singled and then came around on a double by Ryan Braun to center.
In the next inning, The Brewer broke the tie and never looked back. Khris Davis and Lyle Overbay both reached on singles and then were able to trot home when Jean Segura hit his first home run of the year, a three-run home run to left to make the score 4-1.
The final run for Milwaukee came in the fourth inning when Davis gave the Brewers an insurance run with a high-towering home run to left field making the score 5-1.
Segura, Braun and Davis combined for six of the team’s nine hits.
The Brewers are off Thursday and get ready to gear up for a three game series against the rival Chicago Cubs starting Friday. Good news for Brewers fans; Brandon Kintzler, who has been on the disabled list with a right rotator cuff strain, will be activated for the upcoming series.