SAN DIEGO -- Yuniesky Betancourt and Jonathan Lucroy each drove in two runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers posted their ninth consecutive victory, a 6-3 decision over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo (2-1) went 6 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on eight hits. Gallardo walked five and struck out two. Closer Jim Henderson pitched a scoreless ninth for his fifth save.
The Brewers (11-8) scored all of their runs in the first two innings. San Diego starter Clayton Richard (0-2) lasted only 1 2/3 innings, giving up all six runs on six hits and two walks, one of them intentional. Milwaukee's five-run spurt in the second inning resulted in his undoing.
It was San Diego's fifth straight defeat and its seventh loss in eight outings at home. The Padres (5-15) haven't won at Petco Park since the home opener, when they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-3 April 9.
Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura went 3-for-5 with an RBI, a run and a stolen base.
The Brewers jumped ahead 1-0 in the first, when Ryan Braun's groundout scored Segura, who tripled.
The Padres answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Carlos Quentin lined a single off the third base bag into left, scoring Will Venable. Yonder Alonso followed with a bloop single to center that plated Chase Headley.
The Brewers, though, regained the lead in the second on Betancourt's two-run single to right for a 3-2 advantage. Segura's groundout to short scored Betancourt to make it 4-2.
After an intentional walk to Braun loaded the bases, Lucroy chased Richard with a two-run double to left, bringing home Alex Gonzalez and Norichika Aoki to increase the margin to 6-2.
The Brewers sent 10 batters to the plate in the inning.
In the bottom of the second, Will Venable's RBI single to right scored Nick Hundley to cut the gap to 6-3.
NOTES: Quentin returned after serving an eight-game suspension for his role in the April 11 brawl between the Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers, which resulted in pitcher Zack Greinke suffering a broken collarbone. "What happened, happened, I'm ready to move on," said Quentin to a group of reporters before the game. "Any baseball player who wants to be with his team and being unable to play. ... I'm happy to be back. I'm just looking forward to providing as much offense as I can." ... Padres reliever Thad Weber replaced Richard and threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings. Brad Brach, Dale Thayer and Huston Street each followed with one shutout inning. ... The game drew an announced crowd of 19,560 at Petco Park.