Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Shaun Marcum tossed six solid innings and was
backed by three home runs as the Milwaukee Brewers posted a 5-3 win over the
San Diego Padres at Miller Park.
Rickie Weeks had a two-run homer and Carlos Gomez and Jonathan Lucroy
delivered solo shots as Milwaukee bounced back from Sunday's 7-0 loss to
Houston that officially eliminated the club from playoff contention.
Marcum (7-4) worked around four walks to hold San Diego to two runs on six
hits, and John Axford struck out the side in the ninth to nail down just
Milwaukee's third win in its last eight contests.
Padres starter Clayton Richard (14-14) hit his first career home run, but the
left-hander served up the three Milwaukee long balls and all five runs over a
seven-inning stint to take the loss.
Will Venable finished 3-for-4 and Yasmani Grandal recorded a pair of hits with
an RBI for San Diego, but the Padres stranded eight baserunners and fell for
the fifth time in six outings.
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