Padres 5, Brewers 2

Associated Press  |  Last updated June 09, 2012
Ross Ohlendorf had a string relief outing and the San Diego Padres strung together four consecutive singles in a sixth-inning rally to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Saturday. The game followed a Friday night slugfest when the teams combined for six home runs. None were hit on a sweltering day in front of a capacity crowd at Miller Park. Ohlendorf (1-0), signed by the Padres on June 4, pitched 4 1-3 innings to earn the victory. He gave up five hits, one earned run and struck out four as the Padres got their sixth road victory this year against 20 losses, the worst such record in the majors. Ohlendorf recorded two quick outs in the seventh before giving up consecutive singles. He gave way to Luke Gregerson, who retired Rickie Weeks on a line drive to center to end any chance of a Brewers rally. Huston Street pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his fifth save. Mike Fiers (1-2), making his third start of the season for Milwaukee, allowed 10 hits and four earned runs in six innings. He walked one and struck out six. The Padres got to the 26-year-old in the sixth when Chase Headley, Yonder Alonso and Cameron Maybin hit consecutive one-out singles to load the bases. John Baker followed with another single, a shot up the middle, to drive in two runs. Ohlendorf entered the game with one out in the third, replacing hard-throwing Andrew Cashner, a 25-year-old making his first start of the season and just the second in a major league career that has spanned parts of three seasons. Cashner, who had made 27 appearances out of the bullpen this season before being moved to the starting rotation, lasted just 2 1-3 innings, throwing 47 pitches. He gave up two hits, one earned run, two walks, threw two wild pitches and recorded five strikeouts. Milwaukee took the lead in the first when Norichika Aoki singled with one out. After Ryan Braun struck out, Aoki stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Aramis Ramirez walked and Weeks followed with a double. The Padres tied it in the third when Everth Cabrera singled, stole second and went to third on a wild pitch. He scored on two-out single by Logan Forsythe. The Brewers went back on top in the fourth when Cody Ransom drew a one-out walk, advanced to second on Nyjer Morgan's bunt hit and scored on a single by Martin Maldonado. The Padres tied the score in the fifth on Will Venable's RBI double. After the two-run sixth, the Padres added a run in the seventh when Yonder Alonso's two-out single drove in Chris Denorfia, who had a pinch-hit double. Notes: Brewers bench coach Jerry Narron served as third base coach Saturday, replacing Ed Sedar, who left the team temporarily after the death of his father. . Cashner became the 11th pitcher to start a game for the Padres in 2012, the most since 2009 when the club had a franchise-tying record 15 pitchers start a game. . The Padres and Brewers were the only teams not playing interleague games this weekend. . Venable returned to the lineup after missing four games with a right oblique strain. . A game after hitting two home runs, Brewers OF Corey Hart went 0 for 5, striking out three times.
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