Padres sweep Brewers with big blast from Reyes, save from StammenJune 20, 2019 12:31am

June 19-- SAN DIEGO-Manny Machado hit a 403-foot single and a 75-foot single on Wednesday.

Both figured prominently in the Padres completing a wholly successful homestand with an 8-7 victory over the Brewers.

The decisive blow came when Franmil Reyes broke a two-week home run drought with a three-run blast in the seventh inning, providing the final margin.

Craig Stammen got the final four outs to earn his third save, as closer Kirby Yates was unavailable after saving the previous three games.

The three-game sweep of the Brewers, which accounted for the entirety of the Padres' Petco Park stopover between road trips, moved the Padres above .500 for the first time in 10 games.

Reyes' 20th home run of the season was just his fifth with a runner on base and fourth with runners in scoring position.

The 423-foot shot to center field came after Machado reached base on a single when his pop fly fell between four Brewers infielders and Hunter Renfroe walked. It was Reyes' first hit in 19-at bats with runners in scoring position and his first homer in that situation since May 12.

It came after former Padre Yasmani Grandal gave the Brewers a 7-5 lead with a three-run homer off Gerardo Reyes in the top of the seventh.

And it came on a day when Machado hit the fourth-longest single in the major leagues this season.

His blast in the second inning caromed off a small lip that rises just inches above the back side of the wall along two short sections in left-center field and bounced back into play. (The lack of any mention of that portion of wall in the Petco Park ground rules meant it is in play.)

Fernando Tatis Jr. had scored from third base on the hit, but Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain picked up the ball and threw it to shortstop Orlando Arcia, who relayed it to third baseman Travis Shaw, who tagged Eric Hosmer as he jogged by.

Hosmer continued on his way to the plate and was in the dugout by the time the umpires convened in the infield. After a brief discussion, a crew chief review commenced.

At the end of a 2 {-minute review of the replay, Machado was left standing on second base and crew chief Fieldin Culbreth pointed to the dugout and signaled that Hosmer was out. Machado was given a single, because Hosmer was tagged out before third base.

Earlier, Hosmer's first home run in 14 games gave the Padres a 2-1 lead before an out was made in the first inning.

The Brewers, who had taken a 1-0 lead on Ryan Braun's two-out homer in the first inning off Matt Strahm, scored twice in the third to tie the game 3-3.

Franmil Reyes singled to start the bottom of the third and was forced out on a grounder by Francisco Mejia. Greg Garcia followed with his third triple in eight at-bats and scored on Manuel Margot's single that made it 5-3.

The Brewers got to 5-4 in the fifth inning on Christian Yelich's major league-leading 27th home run of the season.

Strahm has allowed two home runs in each of his past five starts. Of the 22 runs scored against him in those five games, 13 have come via a homer.

Matt Wisler would replace Strahm at the start of the sixth inning and pitch a scoreless inning.

Brad Wieck allowed two singles before getting the first out of the seventh. Gerardo Reyes came in and got Braun on a fly ball before Grandal sent a fastball in the upper middle portion of the plate an estimated 379 feet to right field.

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