After losing to the San Diego Padres the previous night, the Milwaukee Brewers wanted to bounce back in the worst way because of how tight the MLB playoff races have been. Milwaukee didn’t need to sweat anything out against San Diego in a 5-1 win at home.
The Brewers currently hold a half game lead in for the second wild card spot in the National League. The Chicago Cubs are currently playing right now at home against the St. Louis Cardinals. If Chicago wins, they will still then be tied. If not, the Cubs will then be one game back of Milwaukee.
Ryan Braun hit an RBI double in the first-inning for the Milwaukee Brewers.
With the bases loaded and two outs in the third-inning, Hernan Perez struck out swinging for Milwaukee, but it was a wild pitch and it allowed Keston Huira to score.
Eric Hosmer hit a solo home run in the fourth-inning for the Padres off of Jordan Lyles.
Lorezno Cain hit a solo home run in the fourth-inning for the Brewers off of Joey Lucchesi.
Trent Grisham hit a two-run double for Milwaukee in the sixth-inning.
Freddy Peralta (7-3) was the winning pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. He pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and struck out three batters.
Joey Lucchesi (10-9) was the losing pitcher for San Diego. He pitched four innings and gave up six hits and three runs. Lucchesi walked two batters and struck out seven.
Josh Hader recorded his 34th save of the season for Milwaukee. He pitched one inning and struck out on batter.
Jordan Lyles was the starting pitcher in this game for the Brewers. He pitched 4.2 innings and gave up three hits and one run. Lyles walked three batters and struck out nine.
The San Diego Padres will begin a three-game set at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks starting on Friday night. Milwaukee will be home for a three-game set against the Pittsburgh Pirates starting on Friday night.