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Melvin Upton Jr. Beats the Brewers, 3-0

Jimmy Nelson pitched a gem, but you can't win a game with zero runs.

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If it isn't one thing, it's another. And if it isn't another thing, it's getting shut out at home.

The Brewers got one of the best starts of the season from Jimmy Nelson tonight. The Brewers' starter picked up 5 Ks on his way to 8 strong innings, while only giving up 2 runs.

Unfortunately, Padres' starter James Shields was locked in, and topped Nelson's performance with 7 shutout innings.

The damage came largely as the result of one man: OF Melvin Upton Jr., who went 3-4 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Upton's single in the 4th and HR in the 9th accounted for two of the Padres' runs. Upton also scored on an Alexi Ramirez sac fly in the 7th.

Scooter Gennett, Kirk Niewenhuis, and Jonathan Villar all had 2 hits apiece for Milwaukee.

The Brewers try to even the series tomorrow at 7:10 PM CT, as future-Cy-Young-Award-winner Junior Guerra makes his second big-league start of the season. The Padres starter is TBD. Sounds like a good matchup!!!