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Padres 6, Brewers 5

W: Kevin Correia (8-9)
L: Todd Coffey (4-2)
S: Heath Bell (29)

MVP: Prince Fielder (.311)
LVP: Todd Coffey (.-406)

The Brewers are now 0-1 since sending J.J. Hardy to Nashville.

Carlos Villanueva didn't pitch poorly tonight, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks in 5.2 innings, but the bullpen couldn't keep him in it. Tonight it was Todd Coffey who couldn't manage a lead, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk while retiring just two batters. Mitch Stetter followed him to the mound, faced three batters, and retired none.

The Brewers trailed 6-3 heading into the bottom of the eighth, but scored two runs on a double by Prince Fielder before stranding the potential tying and go-ahead runs on first and second. Fielder went 3-for-5 tonight with that double. Jason Kendall was the only other Brewer with multiple hits. Jody Gerut and Frank Catalanotto each came to the plate twice as the right fielder, and went a combined 0-for-4.

Alcides Escobar made his 2009 debut in the ninth inning, pinch running for Fielder, stealing a base and advancing to third on a wild throw, but was stranded there when Mike Cameron popped out to end the game.