Brewers 5, Padres 3

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 01, 2012
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 two months on the disabled list with right elbow tightness before being activated Aug. 25. The Brewers grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first. With two outs, Ryan Braun lined a double down the right-field line and scored on Aramis Ramirez's RBI single. Richard's first career home run with one out in the third inning tied the score at 1-1 for the Padres. Marcum then walked three of the next four batters, but got Yonder Alonso to fly out to end the inning. Gomez's career-high 19th home run of the season gave the Brewers a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning. Gomez's previous high eight in 2011. Weeks' two-run home run in the fifth inning boosted Milwaukee's lead to 4-1. It was the Brewers' 200th home run of the season, the second straight season the team has hit that mark and only the fifth time in team history. Jesse Guzman's RBI single in the sixth inning scored Will Venable for the Padres to cut the lead to 4-2. Venable had doubled down the right field line and then stole third base. Lucroy's 12th home run of the season in the sixth inning increased the Brewers' lead to 5-2. San Diego pulled to 5-3 in the seventh inning on Yasmani Grandal's RBI single. NOTES: Padres manager Bud Black said RHP Casey Kelley will not make his scheduled start Tuesday due to general arm and elbow soreness. RHP Anthony Bass (2-7) will start in his place. ... Brewers manager Ron Roenicke had a team meeting before the game to tell his team he was pleased with the way they had played in the last month to get back into the NL wild-card race. ... Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers visited Braun in the clubhouse before the game. The two are close friends and are involved in the ownership of a Milwaukee-area restaurant together
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