Yelich homers but Brewers swept by Padres. Milwaukee headed back to Miller Park after 2-6 road trip
SAN DIEGO — A three-game series against the San Diego Padres was no good for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Milwaukee was shutout 2-0 in the opening game Monday. A rookie in his first-ever MLB appearance beat the Brewers 4-1 on Tuesday.
And, Wednesday, San Diego did its best “anything you can do, I can do better” impression in winning 8-7.
Christian Yelich hit his MLB-leading 27th home run and Ryan Braun hit his 16th but Milwaukee ace Zach Davies picked up his first loss of the season, surrendering five runs in just 2⅔ innings.
Milwaukee scored first, in the first, but the Padres were better — scoring twice.
San Diego scored again in the second, matched Milwaukee’s two runs in the third and did so again in the seventh.
Milwaukee scored three runs in the top half of the inning to go up 7-5. San Diego matched with three of its own to retake the lead 8-7 and that was all the Padres needed.
The Brewers head back to friendly Miller Park after the eight-game west coast trip that left them 2-6. On the road this season, Milwaukee is now 18-21. At home, the Brewers are 22-13.
Milwaukee will be home for the next 10 games, beginning Thursday with a four-game series against the Cincinnati Reds. Coverage with Bob Uecker on WKTY 96.7 FM / 580 AM begins at 6:35 p.m.