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Brewers 12, Padres 9

W: Manny Parra (8-8)
L: Cesar Carrillo (0-1)
S: Trevor Hoffman (26)

HR: Prince Fielder 2 (29), Mike Rivera 2 (2), Ryan Braun (23), Oscar Salazar (3), Adrian Gonzalez (30)

MVP: Mike Rivera (+.153)
LVP: David Weathers (-.065)

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Well, that got more interesting than it needed to.

A game the Brewers led 9-0 and 11-3 got interesting in a hurry in the late innings, as the Padres scored three runs in the fifth, sixth and eighth to make today's game into a save situation.

With that said, the Brewers knocked around Cesar Carrillo, the first time in five attempts this season where they've been able to beat a starter making his major league debut. Carrillo allowed eight earned runs on four hits in 2.1 innings, as the Brewers reached base nine times in the first three innings, and had all nine baserunners come home to score.

Mike Rivera had easily his best day of 2009 today, going 2-for-4 with a walk and two home runs, driving in five runs. Prince Fielder also contributed two home runs as part of his 2-for-4 day, and Jody Gerut went 2-for-3 with a double. Alcides Escobar picked up a single late in the game for his first hit of 2009.

The Brewer bats covered for a rough outing by Manny Parra, who allowed six earned runs on 13 hits and two walks in 5.2 innings, but still managed to win his fifth game in six tries. Parra's game score for today's start was 24, meaning he has the Brewers' three lowest game scores by a winning pitcher this season.