MILWAUKEE -- Carlos Quentin and Jesus Guzman each hit home runs as the San Diego Padres held off the Milwaukee Brewers for a 10-8 victory on Thursday afternoon at Miller Park.
The Padres belted out eight hits against Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo (8-9), who never found a rhythm and lasted just 3 2/3 innings, giving up six runs.
Quentin's 13th home run of the season gave the Padres a 3-0 lead in the third and San Diego opened the game up in the fourth, drawing three walks off Gallardo, who was chased from the game after Yonder Alonso's two-run single.
The Brewers had a chance to claw their way back in the sixth. Jonathan Lucroy flied out to center to open the inning and Carlos Gomez followed with a home run to left, making it 6-2.
Edinson Volquez (8-8) walked Juan Francisco and gave up a single to Yuniesky Betancourt before giving way to reliever Dale Thayer. Thayer walked Caleb Gindl to load the bases and pinch-hitter Logan Schafer made it 6-3 with a base hit into short center field.
That left the bases still loaded for Rickie Weeks, who bounced back to Thayer for an inning-ending and rally-killing double play.
In 5 1/3 innings, Volquez gave up three runs, six hits with three walks with five strikeouts.
The Padres added four runs in the seventh -- capped by Guzman's home run, breaking the game open -- but Milwaukee rallied again, cutting the Padres' lead to two.
Norchika Aoki led off with his fifth home run of the season. Jean Segura grounded out to short, but four straight singles by Lucroy, Gomez, Francisco and Betancourt made it 10-6.
Caleb Gindl followed with a two-run double and pinch-hitter Khris Davis drew a walk, representing the tying run. Both Gindl and Davis advanced on a double-steal, but Rickie Weeks struck out and Will Venable made a diving catch of Aoki's fly ball to center, ending the inning.
Huston Street picked up his 18th save of the season with a scoreless ninth.
NOTES: Betancourt's home run was just his second since May 7. After hitting six in May, he has just 10 for the season. ... Guzman's seventh-inning pinch-homer was his third and the Padres' fifth of the season. ... Jean Segura hit No. 3 in the lineup for the fifth consecutive game and went 0-for-4. Since moving down one spot in the order, Segura is 2-for-21 with one extra-base hit and two RBI. ... San Diego OF Cameron Maybin will likely move to the team's spring training facility this weekend to work on baseball activities as he continues to rehab a torn posterior cruciate ligament that has kept him out since June 9.