Martin Maldonado clubbed his 1st career grand slam on Tuesday night, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres.
Maldonado clubbed his 8th home run of the season off of Anthony Bass in the 3rd inning and is one of 10 rookies to contribute to the Brewers win at Miller Park. Maldonado had been in a 1 for 16 slump prior to his home run.
Jim Henderson (1-2) pitched a perfect seventh inning for his first major league victory. Henderson had toiled in the minors for 10 seasons, pitching in 313 minor league games before getting his chance with the Brewers.
John Axford worked the ninth for his 35th save, getting Logan Forsythe to ground out with a runner on third to end it.
Josh Stinson will pitch the season finale tonight for the Brewers. He replaces Yovani Gallardo, who is a healthy scratch for tonight’s game.