The Milwaukee Brewers are the hottest team in baseball. Coming into last night's game, the Brewers had 14 wins, which was tops in the Major Leagues. On the hill was Wily Peralta, who had a 1.96 ERA coming into last night's start. Against him was the Padres' Andrew Cashner. He had been absolutely brilliant through his first four starts, in which he posted a 1.27 ERA. The Brewers wanted to slow Cashner down, and the Padres wanted to slow the Brewers hot starts.
The Brewers got off to a hot start, scoring three runs in the bottom of the third. Scooter Gennett hit a triple that scored Wily Peralta. Ryan Braun hit a sacrifice fly that scored Gennett. The next batter, Aramis Ramirez hit a home run. The Brewers scored one more run in the fifth, on a Ryan Braun single that scored Carlos Gomez. That would be enough for Peralta, who allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits, in six and one-third strong innings. Three batters lead the Brewers with two hits.
The Padres attempted to make a comeback run. Yonder Alonso singled in the fourth, scoring Seth Smith. The next batter, Chris Denorfia grounded into a force out, scoring Chase Headley. Then, in the top of the seventh, Denorfia delievered again, hitting a solo home run. Andrew Cashner allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings. He took his second loss on the year.
Brewers 4, Padres 3