The Milwaukee Brewers got another 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief from their bullpen in a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres at Miller Park on Monday night.
It’s the fourth straight win for the Brewers, who improved to a Major League best 15-5.
Wily Peralta (3-0, 2.19 era) gave up 3-runs on 6-hits in 6 1/3 innings to earn the win, but he needed help from the bullpen in the 7th.
Will Smith came on to get out of a bases loaded jam in the 7th. Tyler Thornburg worked a scoreless 8th and Francisco Rodriquez earned his 8th save of the season by working the 9th. K-Rod increased his career save total to 312, which puts him in 19th place on the all-time list. He has now saved games in all four Brewers victories during their streak.
Aramis Ramirez homered and Ryan Braun drove in a pair of runs for the Brewers offensively. Scooter Gennett drove in a run with a triple. He later singled for a second hit.
The Brewers opened the season with 16 of their first 19 games against teams that made it to the 2013 post season. They went 14-5 during that stretch.
Yovani Gallardo (2-0, 1.46) pitches game 2 of the series for the Brewers tonight. Ian Kennedy (1-3, 4.13) goes for San Diego.