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Padres 7, Brewers 3: Offense beats up Milwaukee

The pitching struggled, but the bats made up the difference.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

New Padre Jarred Cosart didn’t have the greatest Petco Park debut, lasting just three and a third innings before handing off the ball to the bullpen. But the offense had his back, putting up seven runs to make the Brewers look just as weak as the beer their ballpark is named after. Four different Friars had multi-hit games, with Travis Jankowski’s 3-for-3 night leading the way.

The scoring started in the second, with Ryan Schimpf continuing his extra base ways and hitting a leadoff double. Jabari Blash took one for the team, and then both runners advanced on a wild pitch. A ground out from Derek Norris put the team on the board. That lead lasted until the top of the fifth, when Hernan Perez took Carlos Villanueva deep for two runs.

The Brewers had no time to enjoy their lead, as the Padres put up a crooked number in the bottom half of the fifth. Jankowski drew a leadoff walk then stole second. Alexi Amarista’s single tied the game back up. Wil Myers kept the rally going with a double to center. Amarista only made it to third as he came up lame, but pinch runner Christian Bethancourt and Myers both scored on Yangervis Solarte’s single. Schimpf plated Solarte with a triple, then came home himself on a sacrifice fly.

Milwaukee got one more in the eighth when Chris Carter homered off Brad Hand. The Padres still had a comfortable lead, but answered back anyway. Jankowski walked, and then Myers reached first on an error by Perez. Then the two pulled off a slightly odd double steal. Myers got caught in a rundown while Jankowski reached third safely. Wil played pickle long enough for Travis to make a run at home. The Brewers foolishly tried to catch the speedy center fielder at the plate, letting Wil hit his 20/20 milestone by taking second and failing to come up with any outs at all.

Luis Perdomo will try to wrap up a series win tomorrow at 7:10 PM.