Carlos Gomez, Rickie Weeks and Jonathan Lucroy all hit home runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.
Shaun Marcum gave up two runs and six hits in six innings as Milwaukee clinched a winning season for the second straight year. The Brewers, 12 games under .500 on Aug. 19, won 28 of the last 40 to turn the season around and make a run at an NL wild card before being officially eliminated after a loss on Sunday.
Jim Henderson gave up a run in the seventh inning, Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless eighth and John Axford struck out the side in the ninth inning to get his 34 save in 43 chances.
Clayton Richard (14-14) gave up five runs and 10 hits in seven innings for his second straight loss after winning five straight decisions.
Marcum was likely making his last start for the Brewers as the team is not expected to re-sign the veteran pitcher. It was his second straight victory after not winning a game since June 8 as he spent t...