Victor Caratini singled home to top the 10th inning, and the San Diego Padres defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 2–1 for their 11th win in 12 games
Milwaukee – Victor Caratini singled to go home in the top of the 10th inning, and the San Diego Padres beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Wednesday night for their 11th win in 12 games.
Carratini’s leadoff single to right of Brent Sutter (3-3) led to automatic runner Will Myers from second base.
Spot starter Eric Lauer allowed one run in six innings and tied the game with a third-inning homer for the Brewers. Chris Paddack of San Diego also pitched in six innings and gave up one hit in addition to Lauer’s long ball.
Mark Melancon saved his 17th in multiple occasions with a big assist from second baseman Jake Crononworth.
Keston Hiura was the 10th-placed runner in the Brewers ‘corner after going third in Willie Adams’ singles.
With play in the infield, Crononworth made a diving play to block a hard-hit ball from Jackie Bradley Jr., getting up and throwing Hiura to the plate. Melancon then dismissed Daniel Robertson and Colten Wong was dismissed to the grounder.
Cronanworth also prevented a run in the second inning when he caught Adams’ two out liner in the middle with Omar Narvaez in the second.
The Brewers had a chance to win in the ninth when Lorenzo Cain led off with a single and Christian Yelich walked, but Austin Adams (1-0) worked out of the jam. Center fielder Jurickson Profer caught Travis Shaw’s sinking liner with his right knee on the grass to end the inning.
Milwaukee called Lauer from Triple-A Nashville before the game to face his former team, for which he went 14–17 with a 4.40 era in two seasons. The Brewers acquired Lauer and Luis Urias in a November 2019 trade that sent outfielder Trent Grisham and pitcher Zach Davis to San Diego.
In the third, Lauer blew a 0–1 pitch, which rose to the gloves of left fielder Tommy Pham and center fielder George Mateo, who leaped in an attempt to catch both.
The Brewers pitchers have hit three homers this season for the second-highest total in franchise history, four behind the 2010 team. The other two came from Adrian Hauser from Miami’s Daniel Castano.
The Padres 3B Manny Machado was dismissed as a pinch hitter in the 10th inning. He missed the last five matches with a right shoulder stiffness.
The Brewers named veteran right-hander Josh Lindblom for the assignment.
Lindblom, who worked primarily in the Korean Baseball Organization from 2015–14, owns a 9.62 era in eight relief performances. He went 2–4 in 2020 with a 5.16 era.
The Brewers also straightened utilitarian Jess Peterson for Nashville.
LHP Ryan Weathers (2-1, 1.48 ERA) starts for San Diego while RHP Adrian Hauser (3-5, 4.53) works for Milwaukee as the teams conclude their four-match series on Thursday.
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