Yovani Gallardo pitched into the seventh inning and the Milwaukee Brewers rode an early offensive outburst to another win, beating the San Diego Padres 6-3 Tuesday night for their ninth straight win.
Gallardo (2-1) allowed three runs and eight hits in 6 2-3 innings, with five walks and two strikeouts. Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-run double in the Brewers' five-run second inning.
Jim Henderson pitched the ninth for his fifth save in five chances.
Padres starter Clayton Richard (0-2), who missed his last start due to the flu, allowed six runs on six hits in 1 2-3 innings.
The Padres have lost five straight overall and seven straight at home, their longest skid since a seven-game losing streak Aug. 26 to Sept. 5, 2010 at Petco Park.