The San Diego Padres are disappointed to see May end.
The Padres hope to ride the momentum of a spectacular month when they seek a 12th straight home win and a three-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers.
San Diego posted an 8-4 win on Tuesday to finish May with a 22-6 mark—the best in franchise history in any month. The Padres became the first team to win 22 games in a month since Oakland went 24-4 in Aug. 2002.
Geoff Blum hit a three-run homer to highlight a five-run sixth inning as San Diego won its sixth straight overall on Tuesday. Dave Roberts also continued his hot hitting by going 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Blum, filling in at third base for the injured Sean Burroughs, has 10 RBIs over his last 11 games. Roberts is batting .410 (16-for-39) with eight runs scored over the last 10 games.
San Diego’s 11th straight home win eclipsed the franchise record and improved baseball’s best home mark to 18-4. The Padres won despite a season-low four innings from Jake Peavy, who gave up four runs and six hits.
Padres starter Brian Lawrence searches for a second straight win on Wednesday. Lawrence tossed a six-hitter for his seventh career complete game last Friday in a 9-3 win at San Francisco.
“It’s nice,” Lawrence said. “A complete game is one of those great accomplishments that doesn’t happen too many times in your career.”
The 29-year-old right-hander is 2-0 with a 2.49 ERA over his last three starts at home. Lawrence is 1-1 with a 2.74 ERA in three career starts against the Brewers.
Doug Davis brings a 17-inning scoreless streak to the mound as he tries for a third straight win for Milwaukee. Davis yielded two hits in seven innings last Friday in a 3-0 victory over Houston, overcoming a season-high five walks.
“It was ugly, but I was effectively wild,” Davis said. “I’ll take that.”
The left-hander went 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA in a pair of starts against the Padres last season.
Milwaukee has lost nine of its last 11 road games. The Brewers did all their scoring in the fourth inning on Tuesday, getting RBI doubles from Damian Miller and Brady Clark and a two-run homer by Russell Branyan.