The Brewers won for the first time since Ryan Braun's suspension, thanks to the pitching of Kyle Lohse. The starter gave up five hits in seven innings as Milwaukee beat the Padres 3-1 on Wednesday night.
The Friars took the lead in the third on a Nick Hundley home-run, his eighth of the season. Milwaukee answered in the bottom of the inning. Carlos Gomez doubled in a pair of runs off of Padres starter Sean O'Sullivan to give the Brewers a 2-1 lead. O'Sullivan (0-2) took the loss despite pitching well. He lasted 6 1/3 innings, giving up three runs on seven hits.
The Brewers scored again in the eighth inning on a failed pick-off attempt by reliever Dale Thayer. He threw to third to try and get Norichika Aoki, who was drifting off the base. The attempt failed, but Chase Headley then threw to second as Gomez ran to the bag from first. Umpire Bob Davidson never got out of the way of the throw. The ball hit Davidson in the back, allowing Aoki to trot home from third for the game's final run.
First pitch for the series finale at Miller Park is at 11:10 A.M. (PDT).