PRINT SCHEDULES BASKETBALL | HOCKEY
Refresh
Page last updated on Mon Mar 02 14:02:13 EST 2015
RECAP
10/03/2012 12:48 AM EDT
Maldonado hits grand slam, Brewers beat Padres 4-3
MILWAUKEE 4, SAN DIEGO 3

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Brewers manager Ron Roenicke played 10 rookies
Tuesday night. One of them made quite a splash.



Martin Maldonado hit a grand slam to lead Milwaukee to a 4-3
victory over the San Diego Padres.



"I thought we had a Nashville Sounds game," Maldonado said with
a big smile, referring to the Brewers' Triple-A team in the
Pacific Coast League.



Maldonado connected against Anthony Bass (2-8) in the third
inning for his first career slam and eighth home run of the
year. The backup catcher, whose playing time decreased in August
when starter Jonathan Lucroy returned from a broken bone in his
hand, was in a 1-for-16 slump when he delivered.



Maldonado said it was difficult to hit for power when not
playing much.



"It is, especially when you only get to play once a week," he
said. "It's hard, but you have to keep doing your thing and
working hard."



Jim Henderson (1-2) pitched a perfect seventh for his first
major league win. The right-hander pitched in 313 minor league
games over 10 seasons before having his contract selected by the
Brewers from Nashville on July 26 and making his big league
debut that day.



Milwaukee starter Tyler Thornburg did not pitch the five innings
needed to qualify for a win, and official scorer Tim O'Driscoll
credited it to Henderson, who was pitching in his 35th career
game.



Henderson did not realize he was credited with the win until
talking to reporters after the game, and said he didn't save any
memento.



"It was on the board there, and I thought it was false," he
said.



John Axford worked the ninth for his 35th save in 44 chances,
getting Logan Forsythe to ground out with a runner on third to
end it.



"Got into trouble quick, but luckily got out of it," Axford
said.



The Brewers started Thornburg and fellow rookies Norichika Aoki,
Logan Schafer, Maldonado, Taylor Green, Jean Segura, Jeff
Bianchi and Maldonado. Rookie Eric Farris pinch-hit and rookies
Brandon Kintzler and Henderson pitched in relief.



"It's great when you can rest some guys that you need to rest,"
Roenicke said.



The Padres started Bass, who has been pitching in relief since
returning from a shoulder injury in early September. He was
limited to 60 pitches, and allowed only one hit and one walk in
the first two innings, but ran into trouble as his pitch count
climbed in the third.



With one out in a scoreless game, Aoki singled and stole second.
Schafer struck out but Bass then issued consecutive walks to
Ryan Braun and Travis Ishikawa.



Pitching coach Darren Balsley visited the mound, but Bass stayed
in the game and Maldonado hit the right-hander's 56th pitch into
the left-field bleachers to give Milwaukee a 4-0 lead.



"Physically, I felt fine," Bass said. "It's one of those things
where you have to execute a pitch in those situations and I
didn't."



Will Venable's RBI single scored Chase Headley in the fourth to
pull San Diego to 4-1.



The Padres scored twice off reliever Manny Parra in the sixth to
make it 4-3. Headley singled, moved to second on Yonder Alonso's
walk and scored on pitch-hitter Jesus Guzman's single. Venable
was hit by a pitch to load the bases, chasing Parra.



Pinch-hitter Yasmani Grandal's infield single off Kameron Loe
scored Guzman to make it 4-3. Loe struck out pinch-hitter Carlos
Quentin to leave the bases loaded.



The Brewers loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, but
reliever Brad Boxberger got Schafer to pop out and Braun to
strike out to end the threat.



NOTES: The Brewers scratched RHP Yovani Gallardo for Wednesday's
start, opting to rest their ace instead of having him pitch in a
meaningless game. Josh Stinson will start instead. ... Headley
was selected NL player of the month for September. He won the
award in August, too. ... Roenicke said before the game that the
entire coaching staff would return in 2013. ... Roenicke said
most of the starting position players likely would play in the
season finale Wednesday.

TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Baylor
2
Golden State Warriors
3
Virginia
4
Iowa State
5
Virginia
03/02/2015
NHLNASHVILLE at NY RANGERS4:00 PM PST
NBARaptors vs 76ers4:05 PM PST
NBAWarriors vs Nets4:35 PM PST
NBASuns vs Heat4:35 PM PST
NBAClippers vs Timberwolves5:05 PM PST
NHLCAROLINA at CHICAGO5:30 PM PST
NBAPelicans vs Mavericks5:35 PM PST
NHLMONTREAL at SJ SHARKS7:00 PM PST
2015 World CupIRELAND at SOUTH AFRICA7:30 PM PST
03/03/2015
NHLPREDATORS at DEVILS4:00 PM PST
NHLFLAMES at FLYERS4:00 PM PST
NHLCAPITALS at BLUE JACKETS4:00 PM PST
NBALA Lakers vs Charlotte4:05 PM PST
NBABoston vs Cleveland4:05 PM PST
NBASacramento vs NY Knicks4:05 PM PST
NHLSABRES at LIGHTNING4:30 PM PST
NHLMAPLE LEAFS at PANTHERS4:30 PM PST
NBAHouston vs Atlanta4:35 PM PST
2015 World CupUNITED ARAB EMIRATES at PAKISTAN5:00 PM PST
NHLSENATORS at WILD5:00 PM PST
NBAUtah vs Memphis5:05 PM PST
NBAWashington vs Chicago5:05 PM PST
NHLISLANDERS at STARS5:30 PM PST
NHLDUCKS at COYOTES6:00 PM PST
NBAMilwaukee vs Denver6:05 PM PST
NHLKINGS at OILERS6:30 PM PST
NHLSHARKS at CANUCKS7:00 PM PST
2015 World CupAFGHANISTAN at AUSTRALIA10:30 PM PST
03/04/2015
2015 World CupSCOTLAND at BANGLADESH2:00 PM PST
NHLOTTAWA at WINNIPEG4:30 PM PST
NHLNY RANGERS at DETROIT5:00 PM PST
NHLPITTSBURGH at COLORADO7:00 PM PST
NHLMONTREAL at ANAHEIM7:00 PM PST
03/05/2015
NHLCALGARY at BOSTON4:00 PM PST
NHLST. LOUIS at PHILADELPHIA4:00 PM PST
NHLMINNESOTA at WASHINGTON4:00 PM PST
NHLTORONTO at TAMPA BAY4:30 PM PST
NHLDALLAS at FLORIDA4:30 PM PST
NHLNY ISLANDERS at NASHVILLE5:00 PM PST
NHLVANCOUVER at ARIZONA6:00 PM PST
NHLVANCOUVER at ARIZONA6:00 PM PST
NHLMONTREAL at LA KINGS7:30 PM PST
2015 World CupWEST INDIES at INDIA10:30 PM PST
03/06/2015
NHLCOLUMBUS at NJ DEVILS4:00 PM PST
NHLMINNESOTA at CAROLINA4:00 PM PST
NHLBUFFALO at OTTAWA4:30 PM PST
NHLCALGARY at DETROIT4:30 PM PST
2015 World CupPAKISTAN at SOUTH AFRICA5:00 PM PST
NHLEDMONTON at CHICAGO5:30 PM PST
NHLPITTSBURGH at ANAHEIM7:00 PM PST
2015 World CupIRELAND at ZIMBABWE7:30 PM PST
03/07/2015
NHLPHILADELPHIA at BOSTON10:00 AM PST
2015 World CupAFGHANISTAN at NEW ZEALAND2:00 PM PST
NHLST. LOUIS at TORONTO4:00 PM PST
NHLDALLAS at TAMPA BAY4:00 PM PST
NHLNY ISLANDERS at FLORIDA4:00 PM PST
NHLBUFFALO at WASHINGTON4:00 PM PST
NHLCOLORADO at COLUMBUS4:00 PM PST
NHLWINNIPEG at NASHVILLE4:00 PM PST
NHLMONTREAL at ARIZONA4:00 PM PST
NHLPITTSBURGH at LA KINGS7:00 PM PST
NHLVANCOUVER at SJ SHARKS7:00 PM PST
2015 World CupSRI LANKA at AUSTRALIA7:30 PM PST
03/08/2015
NHLDETROIT at BOSTON10:30 AM PST
NHLEDMONTON at CAROLINA12:00 PM PST
NHLPHILADELPHIA at NJ DEVILS2:00 PM PST
NHLCOLORADO at MINNESOTA3:00 PM PST
NHLCALGARY at OTTAWA4:00 PM PST
NHLNY RANGERS at CHICAGO4:30 PM PST
2015 World CupBANGLADESH at ENGLAND9:00 PM PST