Veteran Edwin Jackson tossed seven scoreless innings and chipped in with an RBI double to lead the San Diego Padres to a 12-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Petco Park on Wednesday.
Jackson (2-2) improved the first 11 batters he faced and the Brewers didn’t score until the 8th inning on Scooter Gennett’s RBI single and Ryan Braun’s two-run homer.
Jackson, who signed a minor-league contract with the Padres in June, ended up allowing three runs on eight hits with five strikeouts in eight innings.
Junior Guerra (7-3) took the loss, suffering through a rare rough outing. Guerra allowed four runs in the first two innings in what turned out to be his shortest stint (4 innings) of the season. Guerra had won four of his last five outings and went 2-1 with a 1.59 ERA in five July starts.
The Brewers dropped two of three in the series. They’ll take the day off today and open a three-game series in Phoenix, against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.