McGehee lifts Brewers over first-place Padres 10-6

Posted: 21/08/2010 in MLB

Brewers upend streaking Padres

Casey McGehee

Casey McGehee went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and four RBI as the Milwaukee Brewers took down the San Diego Padres, 10-6, in the opener of a three-game set.

Jonathan Lucroy added a two-run home run while Corey Hart went 3-for-4 with two runs scored for the Brewers, who have won three straight. Yovani Gallardo was tagged for six runs on six hits with five walks over 3 1/3 innings. Chris Capuano (2-2) pitched 3 2/3 innings of hitless relief to get the win.

“It was a rough start for [Gallardo]. He had trouble with his command,” Brewers manager Ken Macha said. “But Capuano faced 11 hitters and got 11 outs. I thought he threw the ball great.”

Chase Headley hit a two-run home run while Adrian Gonzalez added a solo homer and drove in two for the Padres, who came into the game having won 10 of 11. Wade LeBlanc (7-11) was handed the loss as he was roughed up for seven runs on seven hits with a walk and three strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings.

“The guys did a great job of scoring runs for me tonight, and I just didn’t hold them down,” LeBlanc said. “It was just one of those games.”

San Diego holds a five-game lead over San Francisco for first place in the NL West.

San Diego jumped on top in the first inning as Gonzalez hit a two-out, solo homer, Ryan Ludwick followed with a walk and Headley hit a pitch over the fence in right for a 3-0 lead.

The Brewers answered in the bottom of the inning with a pair of runs. With one out, Hart tripled and Ryan Braun plated him with a single. McGehee later doubled to make it a 3-2 game.

The Padres got the runs back in the second on Will Venable’s two-run double that made it a 5-2 game.

Milwaukee, though, tied the game in the third. With two outs, Braun kept the inning alive with a walk and Prince Fielder followed with a single. McGehee then drilled a 2-2 pitch over the wall in left to make it a 5-5 game.

Gonzalez’s RBI single in the fourth again put the Padres in front, but Milwaukee took its first lead of the game in the bottom of the frame as Alcides Escobar led off with a single and Lucroy followed with a shot to left for a 7-6 lead.

The Brewers added another run to their lead in the fifth as Rickie Weeks’ double to center scored Lorenzo Cain. On the play, Capuano was thrown out at home on the play to end the inning.

Fielder’s sacrifice fly in the sixth scored Hart to extend Milwaukee’s lead to 9-6.

The Brewers continued to pad their lead in the seventh as Joe Inglett’s pinch- hit single plated Escobar for a 10-6 advantage.

– Stephen (DS LLC.)


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