San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Edinson Volquez turned in his best
performance of the season with seven shutout innings and the San Diego Padres
silenced the streaking Milwaukee Brewers with a 2-1 victory Wednesday at Petco
Milwaukee got a run off Padres closer Huston Street in the ninth following
back-to-back two-out doubles from Carlos Gomez and Yuniesky Betancourt, but
the Brewers' nine-game run came to an abrupt end when Martin Maldonado ran
into his own chopper in front of the plate and was called out for batter's
Shelled in his last three outings, Volquez (1-3) was efficient and in control
in his fifth start of the year to help the Padres salvage the three-game set
and end a five-game skid.
Volquez, given the lead on Carlos Quentin's solo homer, surrendered just five
hits, did not walk a batter and induced 13 ground ball outs. Street recorded
his third save of the season.
Marco Estrada (2-1) was saddled with the loss despite a solid effort. He
tossed 6 1/3 innings and allowed two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and
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