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MILWAUKEE -- Will Venable and Nick Hundley homered and Tyson Ross struck out six as the San Diego Padres beat the Brewers 6-2 on Tuesday night at Miller Park.

Making his first start since April 17, Ross went six innings, allowing a run on two hits and two walks to earn his first victory of the season. His last victory came May 14, 2012, while pitching for the Oakland Athletics.

Ross (1-4) got plenty of help from his offense, which rattled out 15 hits. Seven came off Milwaukee starter Donovan Hand, who went just four innings due to a right hand contusion suffered when he was hit by a Ross pitch in the third inning.

Hand (0-2) came out to pitch one more inning and finished with two runs on seven hits with a walk and a strikeout.

Tyler Thornburg took over for Hand and worked through the seventh. Thornburg also gave up seven hits but was charged with four runs in four innings.

The Padres were up 2-1 in the sixth when Mark Kotsay led off with a single to center. Kotsay scored when Hundley hit his seventh home run of the season, a two-run shot to center.

Kotsay capped off a 3-for-4 day with an RBI single in the seventh and Hundley followed with his third hit of the day, driving in another.

Yonder Alonso gave the Padres a 1-0 lead with a two-out RBI single in the first inning.

Milwaukee tied the game in the third behind a leadoff single by Jeff Bianchi. After Hand was hit by Ross's pitch, Norichika Aoki hit into a fielder's choice to give the Brewers runners at the corners with nobody out.

Ross' pickoff attempt at first bounced past Alonso, allowing Bianchi to score and making it a 1-1 game.

San Diego took the lead back in the fourth on a leadoff home run by Venable.

NOTES: Milwaukee traded RHP Francisco Rodriguez to Baltimore for Class A 3B Nick Delmonico. Rodriguez was 1-1 with a 1.09 ERA in 25 appearances this season and had converted all 10 of his save opportunities. ... Padres RHP Jason Marquis, who was lost for the season due to an elbow injury, was not thinking about retirement, according to manager Bud Black. "I think, as of right now, he plans on pitching again," Black said. "I think he wants to come back and compete." Marquis, 34, was 9-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 20 starts this season. ... Brewers manager Ron Roenicke had "no new information" in regards to Ryan Braun's season-ending suspension, which began Monday, but Roenicke said Logan Schafer will see a majority of action in left field with newly recalled Khris Davis seeing time against left-handed pitchers.
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