With the week the Milwaukee Brewers have been through, salvaging a series split with the San Diego Padres would mean a lot.
So would another strong outing from Yovani Gallardo.
Gallardo goes for a third straight winning decision Thursday in the finale of this four-game set.
After news broke Monday that 2011 NL MVP Ryan Braun would be suspended for the remainder of the season for violations of Major League Baseball's drug policy, the Brewers (42-58) dropped the first two games of this series, getting four hits in each.
Milwaukee, though, won 3-1 on Wednesday behind All-Star Carlos Gomez's career high-tying four hits and two RBI.
"We really needed a little bit of good news after this week," starter Kyle Lohse said. "We have to focus on the job we have to do. This season has not turned out the way I or anyone on this team thought it would. But we have to focus on the next two months and go out and win as many games as we can."
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