Bandy lifts Brewers over Padres, to top of NL Central

Bandy lifts Brewers over Padres, to top of NL Central

Bandy lifts Brewers over Padres, to top of NL Central

Domingo Santana singled to put runners at first and third and Bandy drove in the game victor with a single. "I was definitely getting exhausted". "You've just got to try to keep each at-bat the same, try to not do too much, focus on seeing the ball and not swing too big". He went 0 for 3 on Wednesday but still contributed in the outcome by leading off the game with a walk and scoring in a tightly contested 3-1 Brewers win.

He was 9-for-15 in the series with the two doubles, a homer, five RBIs, four runs scored and two walks, reaching base 11 times in 17 plate appearances.

Sogard was called in to take Ryan Braun's spot in the batting order after Braun went on the 10-day disabled list and hasn't disappointed, hitting for a.588 batting average and 7 RBI.

"It was absolutely a battle of wills", Sogard said.

Sogard plated three of Milwaukee's four runs with two of those coming on a double to deep center with one out in the seventh inning. Jacob Barnes (1-0) pitched the eighth for the win and Corey Knebel pitched the ninth for his second save.

Matt Garza put together his fourth straight quality start, allowing a run on four hits in six innings of work. "I felt relaxed. I felt I had a great arm slot and spin on my curve".

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The Tampa Bay outfielder now boasts a fearsome 171 wRC+ that has translated into one of his best starts to a big league season. The Cleveland Indians have dropped slumping slugger Edwin Encarnacion from the cleanup spot for the first time this season.

Hunter Renfroe put San Diego ahead in the second with his third homer in five games.

Milwaukee tied the game in the top of the fifth on Sogard's single through the right side of the drawn-in infield.

The Padres fired back in their half of the inning when Luis Torrens grounded into a double play.

"I'm going to have something to think about on the flight tonight, that's for sure", said manager Craig Counsell, not long after watching the seven-year major-league veteran post his second 4 for 4 game in three days on Thursday.

The Brewers begin a three-game weekend series against the Chicago Cubs Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Also expected to play Friday is 1B-OF Eric Thames, who missed the four-game series in San Diego with strep throat. Counsell said RHP Wily Peralta is ready to debut in the bullpen.

"Really good, couldn't ask for anything more from a guy who last threw four innings on a rehab assignment", Padres manager Andy Green said. Hector Sanchez will be a pinch-hitter and occasional catcher when he returns from the disabled list.

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