SAN DIEGO -- Edinson Volquez
had his strongest outing of the season and Carlos Quentin
smacked a towering home run as the San Diego Padres
earned a 2-1 victory over Milwaukee to snap the Brewers' nine-game winning streak before an announced crowd of 17,205 at Petco Park on Wednesday night.
The win by the Padres (6-15) halted their own five-game slide and ended a seven-game skid at home.
Volquez (1-3) tossed seven scoreless innings and retired 10 Brewers in a row at one point before giving up a single to left to Yuniesky Betancourt
with two outs in the seventh. Volquez allowed five hits, struck out three and walked none before giving way to reliever Luke Gregerson
in the eighth.
Huston Street gave up a run in the ninth before recording his third save.
Milwaukee's Marco Estrada
(2-1) gave a good effort, but Quentin's homer and an unearned run in the fifth cost him. He allowed two runs, one earned, and five hits in 6 1/3-innings.
Quentin, in his second game in the lineup after an eight-game suspension, drove a 1-0 pitch by Estrada off the upper deck off the Western Metal Supply building in left for a 1-0 Padre lead in the fourth. It was Quentin's first homer of the season.
In the fifth, Nick Hundley
, who reached on a single and advanced to second on Volquez's sacrifice, scored on a throwing error by Rickie Weeks
for a 2-0 San Diego lead.
The Padres missed a chance to score in the second, when they loaded the bases with no outs. Estrada got Jedd Gyorko to line out to shortstop Jean Segura, whose relay throw to Weeks caught Yonder Alonso off second for a double play. Estrada fanned Hundley looking to end the threat.
NOTES: The Padres called up left-handed pitcher Robbie Erlin from Triple-A Tucson and optioned right-hander Thad Weber, who threw 4 1/3-innings of scoreless relief against the Brewers on Tuesday night, back to Tucson. The club also transferred infielder Logan Forsythe from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. Forsythe, 26, began the season on the 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his right foot. ... Betancourt had 13 RBIs in the past nine games, five of them coming in the two previous contests against the Padres.
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