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Brewers First In NL Central After Beating Padres

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(San Diego, CA)  —  The Milwaukee Brewers are in first place in the National League Central, after winning at San Diego 3-1. The Crew broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the ninth with four straight hits off Padres’ closer Brandon Maurer, who dropped to 0-3 as the Crew is now five games above .500 for the first time since September of 2014. Travis Shaw, in his first game since he injured a hand last Sunday, doubled and scored on the game winning single from Jett Bandy. Yangervis Solarte drove in the Padres’ only run with a double, and Jhoulys Chacin retired 19 straight Brewers before the bullpens decided the contest. Matt Garza went six innings for his fourth straight quality start — Jacob Barnes pitched the eighth to win his first decision of the year, Corey Knebel earned his second save and the Brewers are now one half game ahead of second place Saint Louis in the Central as they close out their four game series at San Diego this afternoon.

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