Jorge Lopez held the San Diego Padres to three runs over five innings and the Milwaukee Brewers went on to knock off the San Diego Padres 4-3 in their series opener at Petco Park.
Thanks to Jean Segura’s two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning, Lopez was able to earn the victory in his big-league debut. Segura’s home run gave the Brewers the lead a t 4-3 and closed out the scoring for the night.
Segura also drove in a run with a double in the first inning, giving him three RBI’s on the night. Adam Lind drove in the other run with a first inning single.
Lopez became the 12th player to make his big-league debut for the Brewers and the eleventh pitcher to make a start. He retired the first five hitters he faced, striking out three.
The 22-year-old Lopez won the Southern League Most Outstanding Pitcher Trophy, pitching for Class AA Biloxi. His magical season continues now with a win in his first Major League start.
Another rookie, Zach Davies (2-2, 4.67) gets the start for the Brewers in game two of the series tonight. The Padres will go with Andrew Cashner (6-15, 4.21).