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- Norichika Aoki
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By The Sports Xchange July 24, 2013 11:20 PM
MILWAUKEE -- Kyle Lohse struck out six and Carlos Gomez snapped out of his recent slump with four hits as the Brewers beat the Padres 3-1 Wednesday at Miller Park. Lohse won for the fourth time in his last five starts, allowing a run on five hits over seven innings and evened his record at 7-7 on the year. Since going 1-6 with a 4.32 ERA, Lohse has posted a 6-1 record and 2.49 ERA in his last 11 starts. Gomez had just three hits in last 42 at bats but doubled his first two times up and finished the day 4-for-4 with two RBI. Gomez also set the stage for a much-needed insurance run in the bottom of the seventh. Padres starter Sean O'Sullivan hit Norichika Aoki in the right leg to open the inning. Padres manager Bud Black summoned Dale Thayer from the bullpen and with one out, Aoki stole second. Jonathan Lucroy was called out on strikes and with two outs, Gomez singled for his fourth hit of the day, moving Aoki to third. During Juan Francisco's at-bat, Thayer tried to pick off Aoki at third while Gomez took off for second. Third baseman Chase Headley's throw to catch Gomez hit second base umpire Bob Davidson in the back, allowing Aoki to score and put the Brewers up, 3-1. O'Sullivan (0-2), making his second start of the season, worked into the seventh, allowing three runs -- two earned -- on three walks and seven hits with four strikeouts. Jim Henderson worked around a two-out walk in the ninth inning and earned his 11th save of the season. Nick Hundley's eighth home run of the season and second in as many days gave the Padres a 1-0 lead in the third inning. The Brewers came back in the bottom of the inning, taking a 2-1 lead on a two-run double by Gomez, his second double of the game. Milwaukee could have added more, but Gomez and Lucroy were stranded when O'Sullivan retired Juan Francisco and Yuniesky Betancourt to end the inning. NOTES: The Brewers reinstated RHP Alfredo Figaro from the 15-day disabled list, filling the roster spot left open when RHP Francisco Rodriguez was traded Tuesday to Baltimore. ... After starting the season 15-32 on the road, the Padres began play Wednesday having won three of their last four away from Miller Park, including two straight in Milwaukee. ... Brewers RHP Donovan Hand expects to make his next start despite after getting hit in the right hand Tuesday by a Tyson Ross fastball. Hand said he went through his usual day-after routine without any problems and should be ready to go Sunday in Colorado. ... San Diego's Jesus Guzman started for the second time in three games, playing right field. Guzman was 4-for-10 with a home run, two doubles and five RBIs in his previous four games. .... Milwaukee began the night 35-0 this season when leading after eight innings.