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SAN DIEGO -- Ryan Braun and Yuniesky Betancourt homered, driving in three runs apiece, and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 7-1 rout of the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on Monday night.

Milwaukee's Kyle Lohse (1-1) gave up a run on five hits in five innings. However, he left in the top of the sixth when he apparently dislocated his left pinky after bumping into San Diego first baseman Yonder Alonso while running out a fielder's choice. Lohse struck out four and walked one.

San Diego starter Jason Marquis (1-2) was tagged for seven runs on four hits, four walks and two hit batters in 4 2/3 innings. He gave up the homers to Braun and Betancourt, both coming in a five-run first.

An RBI groundout by reliever Anthony Bass in the fifth prevented the punchless Padres, who have dropped four in a row, from being blanked for the third consecutive game. The Giants handed them a three-game weekend sweep in San Francisco, where San Diego managed just two runs.

Milwaukee used the long ball to stake itself to an early lead. Braun drilled the first pitch he saw from Marquis over the wall in left-center with one out in the first for a 2-0 Milwaukee advantage. The home run, Braun's sixth of the season and 208th of his Brewer career, tied him for fourth on the franchise list with Gorman Thomas.

After Marquis hit Logan Schafer and Carlos Gomez with pitches, Betancourt delivered with a three-run homer to left for a 5-0 Brewers lead with two outs in the first.

Braun drove in another run in the fifth with a single to left. Rickie Weeks scored later in the inning on a wild pitch, making it 7-0.

NOTES: A moment of silence was held before the game for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and the fertilizer explosion in West, Texas. ... Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura, whom the Brewers obtained last season in the deal that sent Zack Greinke to the Angels, has hit safely in 14 of the 17 games he's started this season. ... San Diego manager Bud Black and Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke were members of the Angels' coaching staff when the club won its only World Series title in 2002. Black served as pitching coach from 2000-06 before becoming the Padres' manager in 2007. Roenicke worked as third base and bench coach in Anaheim from 2000-10 before becoming the skipper of the Brewers in 2011. ... The game drew a paid attendance of 18,643.
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