The Milwaukee Brewers needed a shot in the arm and they got it from starting pitcher Zach Greinke.
Greinke was making his second start for the Brewers and his first at Miller Park. He struck out 9 hitters over 6-innings in a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres. Greinke held the Padres to 5-hits and 2 earned runs without a walk in a 89-pitch effort.
After going 2-8 on their recent 10-game road trip, the Brewers needed a win and they got it last night.
The Brewers are catching the Padres at the right time. San Diego currently has the worst average in the majors at .215.
Rickie Weeks drove in a pair of runs for the Brewers with a rbi single and a home run in the 7th inning.
John Axford came on to work the 9th inning and earn his 6th save. Game two of the series is tonight.