Francisco Rodriguez blew a 9th inning lead and the Milwaukee Brewers fell to the San Diego Padres 3-2 in 10-innings on Wednesday night at Petco Park.
Padres catcher Rene Rivera’s home run tied the game, then Rivera delivered the game winning rbi single off of Zach Duke in the 10th to win it.
The Brewers dropped 2 of 3 in the series and fell to 6-5 in extra-inning games this season.
After Rodriguez gave up the 9th inning home run, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was ejected for arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Mark Ripperger.
Gallardo escaped a pair of jams in the fifth and sixth innings to keep the Padres off the scoreboard. He wound up pitching six innings of shutout, 3-hit ball. Gallardo went into the night needing five strikeouts to surpass Ben Sheets for the all-time franchise lead. But first the first time ever, Gallardo failed to strike out a single batter.
The Brewers scored twice in the 7th when Lyle Overbay singled. Elian Herrera followed with a double to right, scoring Overbay. Herrera took third on the throw, then scored on a wild pitch.
The Brewers missed a chance to increase their NL Central Division lead on St. Louis. The Cardinals lost last night as well. The Brewers still hold a game and a half lead entering an off day today. They’ll open a 3-game weekend series in San Francisco against the Giants on Friday night.