Solarte helps lift Padres over the Brewers 7-3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yangervis Solarte drove in two runs, Travis Jankowski had three hits and two walks and the San Diego Padres beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Monday night.
The win snapped the Brewers’ four-game winning streak. Solarte’s second hit was the key blow during a five-run fifth.
Carlos Villanueva (2-2) pitched 2 2/3 innings in relief of starter Jarred Cosart, allowing two runs and two hits. Villanueva was the first of four Padres relievers.
Milwaukee’s Jimmy Nelson (6-10) ran into trouble in the fifth when the Padres went ahead 6-2, exiting with four innings pitched and eight hits allowed. It was the second time San Diego beat Nelson this season, and overall he’s lost seven of his last eight decisions.
In the fifth, Alexi Amarista had an RBI single, Solarte added a two-run single, Ryan Schimpf tripled in Solarte and Adam Rosales’ sacrifice fly scored Schimpf.
Amarista left after advancing to third on Wil Myers’ double. Amarista strained his left hamstring — he missed 27 games this year with an injured right hamstring.
Milwaukee pulled within 6-3 on Chris Carter’s 25th homer of the season.
The Brewers seized a 2-1 advantage on Hernan Perez’s homer in the fifth, a two-run shot off Villanueva which scored Scooter Gennett after Gennett’s single extended his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games.
Perez’s 381-foot home run was on an 88-mph fastball that just cleared the right-field fence.
Cosart made his Padres debut after Friday’s seven-player trade with the Miami Marlins. He got off to a shaky start, walking his first two batters before wiggling from the jam. In the second and third, he was supported by double plays in each inning to escape damage.
But Cosart’s lack of command contributed to him lasting but 3 1/3 innings. He didn’t allow a run and just one hit, but he walked six batters, hit another one and was gone after 77 pitches.
The Padres took a 1-0 lead in the second, with Schimpf scoring on Derek Norris’ groundout.
Brewers: OF Ryan Braun (sore right side) remained out of the starting lineup but is expected to start on Tuesday.
Padres: OF Alex Dickerson (right hip contusion) was able to pinch-hit and could start later in the series.
Brewers: RHP Zach Davies (8-4, 3.59) was sensational in four July starts with three wins, a 1.71 ERA, and a 17-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Davies has won one of his two career starts against the Padres.
Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo (5-4, 6.89) is coming off two road wins and has allowed three earned runs or less in his last seven starts. It is second start against the Brewers, pitching to a no-decision when giving up two runs and four hits in two innings on May 14.