MILWAUKEE - Jackie Bradley Jr.’s two-out hit off the right-field wall brought home Omar Narváez in the 10th inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday.
Willy Adames hit a three-run homer with four hits and four RBIs to help the Brewers earn a four-game split. The shortstop, acquired from Tampa Bay last week, also threw out the potential go-ahead run at the plate in the eighth inning.
Eric Hosmer had a two-run homer for the Padres, who lost for just the second time in 13 games. San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. went 2 of 2 with two runs and two RBIs, though he the shortstop committed two errors on one play.
After Keston Hiura led off the 10th with a sacrifice that advanced Narváez, the automatic runner who started on second under pandemic rules. Luis Urías hit a fly to right that wasn’t deep enough to score the runner. Bradley responded with a hit off Miguel Diaz (2-1).
Brent Suter (4-3) held the Padres scoreless in the 10th, thanks in part to a couple of nice plays from Urías at third base.
After Adames’ homer off Craig Stammen put the Brewers ahead 5-3 in the seventh, the Padres tied the game and nearly took the lead in the eighth against Devin Williams.
Jurickson Profar led off the eighth a walk, stole second and scored on Tatis.’ bloop hit to left. Tatis advanced to third when Hosmer singled.
That brought up pinch-hitter Manny Machado, who lined a double to right-center that brought home Tatis with the tying run. Hosmer also tried to score on the play but was thrown out by Adames.
Milwaukee had appeared to take control of the game in the seventh when Adames hit his sixth homer of the season, and first since the Brewers acquired him from the Tampa Bay Rays.
That came after Hosmer had put San Diego ahead with a homer in the sixth that capped a three-run outburst against Trevor Richards, who also came over from Tampa Bay in that Adames trade.
Each team broke through against the other’s bullpen after the two starters - Milwaukee’s Adrian Houser and San Diego’s Ryan Weathers - allowed one hit apiece in relatively short outings.
Weathers struck out five and walked two but left after throwing 78 pitches in four innings. Weathers has gone longer than four innings in just one of his six starts.
Houser struck out four and issued just one walk in five innings but was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the fifth.