Will Venable and Nick Hundley are two of the big reasons behind the San Diego Padres' recent surge at the plate.
Facing the Milwaukee Brewers has been another.
Venable and Hundley try to help the Padres match their longest road winning streak of the season Wednesday night against the Brewers.
San Diego (45-56) has broken out at the plate while winning four of six, batting .308 with seven homers and 34 runs. That equaled its scoring and home run totals over the previous 15 games, which included 14 losses and a .200 average.
The Padres' offensive turnaround continued Tuesday as they pounded out 15 hits in a 6-2 win at Milwaukee (41-58) after opening this four-game series with a 5-3 victory.
They last won three straight as the visitor during a series sweep of the Dodgers from April 15-17.
"There's no doubt there was a struggle," manager Bud Black said. "We didn't hit and we didn't pitch. Now, you're seeing better offensive outputs.
"It's no secret. It's good to see guys performing like...