The Milwaukee Brewers opened a week long homestand with a 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres Monday night at Miller Park, their 4th straight win. Wily Peralta pitched six and a third innings giving up six hits and three runs to improve to 3-0 on the year. He also started a three run rally in the third with a double. He scored on Scooter Gennett's RBI triple. Ryan Braun drove in Gennett with a sacrifice fly and Aramis Ramirez capped the frame with a solo home run, his third of the year. Braun would add an RBI single in the 5th. The Padres battled back but Will Smith came on in the 7th to get out of a bases loaded jam. Tyler Thornburg pitched in the 8th and Francisco Rodriguez worked the ninth for his 8th save. The Brewers bullpen didn't allow a hit in two and two thirds innings. Milwaukee (15-5) now has a four game lead in the NL Central after St. Louis lost to New York 2-0. The Brewers will send Yovani Gallardo to the mound against Ian Kennedy in game two of the series Tuesday night. Pre-game coverage begins at 5;35 PM on WTAQ.
The Brewers optioned relief pitcher Rob Wooten to Triple A Nashville on Monday and called up reliever Alfredo Figaro.
Carlos Gomez started in centerfield and batted lead-off and Martin Maldanado did the catching but both players still are expected to face discipline by Major League Baseball for their role in the benches clearing scuffle in Pittsburgh on Sunday.