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Brewers 10, Padres 1: Crew lets everybody get to bed early

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A strong offensive performance let the Brewers cruise to a victory late Monday night.

Denis Poroy

W: Lohse, 12-7

L: Stults, 6-14

HR: Braun (17), Ramirez (14)

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The Brewers scored 10 runs for the first time since the All-Star break and beat the Padres 10-1.

Kyle Lohse looked a bit rusty in the first couple of innings in his first start back from an ankle injury but really rounded in to form and turned in a quality outing. He walked 2 in the first but got a pickoff and flyout to escape the jam. In the second, Alex Amarista drove in a run for the Padres with a triple, the only one they would get against Lohse. Amarista was thrown out at home, which was confirmed after a lengthy review involving the new catcher collision rule. Lohse finished with 6 innings pitched, giving up 4 hits, 4 walks with 5 strikeouts.

The offense, meanwhile, was firing on all cylinders. Carlos Gomez, Ryan Braun, and Aramis Ramirez each had 3 hits. Braun and Ramirez hit a home run each, and Ramirez also had a double (leaving him a triple short of a cycle). Rickie Weeks and Khris Davis also had RBI doubles.

In the first, Braun was involved in a strange play at first base when he collided with Padres 1st baseman Jake Goebbert, who was trying to field a poor throw. He apparently bruised his left quad on the play and was removed in the 6th in favor of Gerardo ParraAdam McCalvy reports that the team does not think it's serious, and he did hit his home run after sustaining the injury so the move was likely one of caution with the big lead.