Garza, Davis lead Brewers past Padres
The Sports Xchange MILWAUKEE -- Matt Garza put forth his best performance in months and Khris Davis hit two home runs in a 10-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday afternoon at Miller Park. Garza (6-12) pitched seven innings and allowed...
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MILWAUKEE - Matt Garza put forth his best performance in months and Khris Davis hit two home runs in a 10-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday afternoon at Miller Park.
Garza (6-12) pitched seven innings and allowed only a run - a solo homer by center fielder Melvin Upton Jr. - and two hits. He walked two and struck out five in his longest start since going seven innings on June 6 at Minnesota.
Garza hasn’t allowed more than four earned runs in his last seven starts.
The Milwaukee offense made things easy, collecting 12 hits against a trio of San Diego pitchers led by right-hander Odrismaer Despaigne (5-8), who went five innings and gave up all seven runs, nine hits and three walks with a strikeout.
The Brewers put a run on the scoreboard against Despaigne in the first inning, then added three each in the third and fourth behind a three-run homer by Davis and a two-run double by first baseman Adam Lind, who along with Davis finished with three hits.
Davis’ multi-homer game was the third of his career and the second this season. He also accomplished the feat on May 25 against the San Francisco Giants.
Davis added his second home run of the day in the eighth off right-hander Kevin Quackenbush.
The Padres’ only other hit came in the first inning when catcher Derek Norris produced a one-out single off Garza.
CREW CUTS: Brewers manager Craig Counsell announced that RHP Tyler Cravy will start Friday in place of RHP Kyle Lohse, who is being moved to the bullpen. Lohse is 5-13 with a 6.31 ERA in 22 starts. ... San Diego placed OF Will Venable on the paternity list. INF/OF Alex Dickerson, a San Diego native, was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and arrived in Milwaukee just moments before first pitch. It is Dickerson’s first major league call-up. ... Brewers RF Ryan Braun is one home run and four stolen bases away from the fourth 20/20 season of his career. His next home run will be the 250th of his career, putting him one behind the franchise’s all-time leader, Robin Yount. ... The Padres led baseball with 162 runs scored in the seventh inning or later this season, 12 ahead of second-place San Francisco.