MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers became the first Major League team to go 10 games above .500, after beating San Diego 4-3 Monday night at Miller Park. The Brew Crew is now 15-5, which is the best record in Major League Baseball. The Brewers scored the eventual winning run in the fifth inning on a single from Ryan Braun. He also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, and extended his hitting streak to six games. Aramis Ramirez added a solo homer, and Scooter Gennett hit an R-B-I triple as the Crew won its fourth straight game.
Manager Ron Roenicke says, "Things will go the other way sometime. You can't expect in the next 20 games to keep doing what we're doing. But when we play good baseball, we're really a good team." Wily Peralta improved to 3-0. He struck out six in six-and-a-third innings, giving up three runs - two earned - on six hits and a walk. The Milwaukee bullpen held San Diego scoreless the rest of the way, as Francisco Rodriguez picked up his eighth save of the year. Padres' starter Andrew Cashner ended a streak of 11 quality starts, giving up four runs in six frames. Yonder Alonso had two hits an R-B-I for the Padres, and Chris Denorfia homered as San Diego dropped its second straight. The Brewers and Padres will play again Tuesday night at Miller Park. Right-hander Yovani Gallardo faces San Diego right-hander Ian Kennedy.
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