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Fielder, Rivera each hit 2 HRs, Brewers beat SD

Aug 13, 2009 - 10:55 PM By COLIN FLY AP Sports Writer

MILWAUKEE(AP) -- Yovani Gallardo teased backup catcher Mike Rivera about his newfound acclaim. Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun and the rest of the Brewers didn't want any part of the attention.

Fielder and Rivera each hit two home runs, and the struggling Brewers built a big lead before hanging on to beat the San Diego Padres 12-9 Thursday.

"I've been waiting the whole season to help the team," said Rivera, who'll catch Gallardo on Friday instead of Jason Kendall when the Brewers play Houston. "It feels good that now I'll get a little bit more playing time, my confidence is pretty good right now."

Milwaukee led 9-0 after three, but needed Trevor Hoffman to earn his 26th save.

"You never know how many runs you'll need," Macha said.

The Brewers built their big lead after Fielder hit a 465-foot shot off the Miller Park scoreboard and Braun homered as the Brewers connected a season-high five times.

If Fielder or Braun were happy with their performances, they chose not to talk about them. The players stayed behind in the dining area and didn't leave before the clubhouse closed an hour later despite being asked to be available by the public relations department.

The Brewers, who limped through the last six weeks after entering July with a two-game lead in the NL Central, won a day after sending former All-Star shortstop J.J. Hardy to the minors, designating third baseman Bill Hall for assignment and firing pitching coach Bill Castro.

Manny Parra (8-8) won his fifth straight decision despite allowing 13 hits in 5 2-3 innings. He took a nine-run lead into the fifth inning, but allowed three runs on five straight singles and a sacrifice fly.

Oscar Salazar led off the Padres sixth with a pinch-hit home run and Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run shot, his 30th this year, that made it 11-6.

San Diego rallied for three more runs off reliever David Weathers and a gaffe by second baseman Felipe Lopez in the eighth that made it 12-9.

Kevin Kouzmanoff singled in the first run for his career-high fifth hit and Lopez dropped what would've been the third out to allow another run to score. Everth Cabrera followed with an RBI single, but Mitch Stetter got out of the jam and Hoffman pitched a perfect ninth.

"When you're down 9-0 after three innings and you can get their closer in the game you've done a hell of a job fighting back," Padres manager Bud Black said. "I'm proud of our guys."

Fielder homered in the second and fifth innings, giving him 29 this season with 102 RBIs. The Brewers rattled Padres starter Cesar Carrillo (0-1), who allowed every man he put on to score in his short major league debut.

Fielder's towering shot - tied for the third-longest in the park's nine-year history - thudded loudly off the scoreboard to the right of the pitch speed indicator, which read 93 mph.

"They're a good hitting team and I fell behind a lot of batters," Carrillo said. "Prince is one of the best hitters in baseball and I threw him a first-pitch fastball and he didn't miss it."

Carrillo fell apart after that, plunking Mike Cameron and walking Jody Gerut before Rivera homered into the Brewers bullpen to make it 4-0.

The Brewers scored five more runs in the third.

Carrillo hit Craig Counsell and Braun followed with a homer into the left-field bleachers. Gerut's RBI double made it 7-0, chasing the shaken right-hander, and reliever Luis Perdomo allowed Rivera's two-run shot to make it 9-0.

Fielder's second homer came in the fifth and Parra added an RBI single later in the inning that gave the Brewers an 11-3 lead.

"I thought it was fortunate that Prince came up and hit his second homer after they'd scored three," Macha said. "Unfortunately, I had to go to the bullpen and get Hoffman (after) you score 12 runs and you use almost everybody in your bullpen. But a win is a win, so we'll take it."

NOTES: Rivera hit his first two homers of the season. ... Brewers RHP Jeff Suppan (oblique) is scheduled to make a rehab start at Single-A Wisconsin and Brewers RHP Dave Bush (triceps) is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Saturday.






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  • ** CONFIRMED **
    NL
    SAN DIEGO 9
    MILWAUKEE 12 FINAL

    Aug 13 5:37 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY EVERTH CABRERA SCORED KEVIN KOUZMANOFF
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, E CABRERA ON FIRST, N HUNDLEY ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 9
    MILWAUKEE 12 TOP,8TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: G BURKE (-, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Padres 9, Brewers 12  Top 8, 0 OutsAug 13 5:11 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY FELIPE LOPEZ ALLOWED CHASE HEADLEY TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, N HUNDLEY ON FIRST, K KOUZMANOFF ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 8
    MILWAUKEE 12 TOP,8TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: E CABRERA (.267, 0-FOR-1, 3 BB)

    Padres 8, Brewers 12  Top 8, 0 OutsAug 13 5:08 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEVIN KOUZMANOFF SCORED ADRIAN GONZALEZ
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K KOUZMANOFF ON FIRST, C HEADLEY ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 7
    MILWAUKEE 12 TOP,8TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K BLANKS (.242, 2-FOR-4)

    Padres 7, Brewers 12  Top 8, 0 OutsAug 13 5:04 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY FELIPE LOPEZ SCORED ALCIDES ESCOBAR
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, F LOPEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 6
    MILWAUKEE 12 BOTTOM,7TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C COUNSELL (.290, 0-FOR-3, HBP)

    Padres 6, Brewers 12  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 13 4:50 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ (30) TO LEFT CENTER WITH
    1 OUT IN THE 6TH OFF MANNY PARRA SCORED TONY GWYNN.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 6, MILWAUKEE 11
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: C HEADLEY (.254, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Padres 6, Brewers 11  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 13 4:12 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY OSCAR SALAZAR (1) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF MANNY PARRA.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4, MILWAUKEE 11
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: T GWYNN (.286, 0-FOR-3)

    Padres 4, Brewers 11  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 13 4:07 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MANNY PARRA SCORED JODY GERUT
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M PARRA ON FIRST, M RIVERA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3
    MILWAUKEE 11 BOTTOM,5TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: A ESCOBAR (.000, 0-FOR-2)

    Padres 3, Brewers 11  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 13 3:56 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY PRINCE FIELDER (29) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 5TH OFF LUIS PERDOMO.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3, MILWAUKEE 10
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: M CAMERON (.253, 0-FOR-0, BB, HBP)

    Padres 3, Brewers 10  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 13 3:51 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY NICK HUNDLEY SCORED CHASE HEADLEY
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, K BLANKS ON FIRST, K KOUZMANOFF ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3
    MILWAUKEE 9 TOP,5TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: E CABRERA (.268, 0-FOR-0, 2 BB)

    Padres 3, Brewers 9  Top 5, 0 OutsAug 13 3:43 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEVIN KOUZMANOFF SCORED ADRIAN GONZALEZ
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K KOUZMANOFF ON FIRST, C HEADLEY ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 2
    MILWAUKEE 9 TOP,5TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K BLANKS (.237, 1-FOR-2)

    Padres 2, Brewers 9  Top 5, 0 OutsAug 13 3:38 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHASE HEADLEY SCORED DAVID ECKSTEIN
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C HEADLEY ON FIRST, A GONZALEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 1
    MILWAUKEE 9 TOP,5TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K KOUZMANOFF (.259, 2-FOR-2)

    Padres 1, Brewers 9  Top 5, 0 OutsAug 13 3:37 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MIKE RIVERA (2) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF LUIS PERDOMO SCORED JODY GERUT.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0, MILWAUKEE 9
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: M PARRA (.091, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres 0, Brewers 9  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 13 3:07 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JODY GERUT SCORED MIKE CAMERON
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J GERUT ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0
    MILWAUKEE 7 BOTTOM,3RD
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: M RIVERA (.234, 1-FOR-1, HR, 3 RBI)

    Padres 0, Brewers 7  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 13 3:03 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY RYAN BRAUN (23) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF CESAR CARRILLO SCORED CRAIG COUNSELL.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0, MILWAUKEE 6
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P FIELDER (.307, 1-FOR-1, HR, RBI)

    Padres 0, Brewers 6  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 13 2:56 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY MIKE RIVERA (1) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 2ND OFF CESAR CARRILLO SCORED JODY GERUT AND
    MIKE CAMERON.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0, MILWAUKEE 4
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: M PARRA (.094, 0 HR, 2 RBI)

    Padres 0, Brewers 4  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 13 2:41 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY PRINCE FIELDER (28) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF CESAR CARRILLO.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0, MILWAUKEE 1
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: M CAMERON (.253, 16 HR, 47 RBI)

    Padres 0, Brewers 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 13 2:33 PM