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Khris Davis hits 2 3-run homers, Matt Garza goes 7 innings in Brewers' 10-1 win over Padres


MILWAUKEE — The extra work spent refining his swing is starting to pay off.

Davis hit two three-run homers, limited San Diego to two hits in seven innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Padres 10-1 on Thursday.

Davis homered for the first time since July 18, connecting off Padres starter (5-8) in the third — a shot into the San Diego bullpen that made it 4-0.

"It's resulted from hard work," Davis said. "I've been swinging and missing a lot and not getting through the ball."

Davis also homered off in the eighth for his third career multi-homer game and second of the season.

Garza noticed the change in Davis, too.

"He's finding his own," Milwaukee's right-hander said of Davis. "(He's been) kind of doing it by himself."

When the Brewers traded solid-hitting to the Baltimore Orioles on July 31, Davis became more of a regular.

"He was in a limited role earlier with Parra here," Garza said. "Now, he's got it. It's time to prove that you belong here again."

Garza (6-12) walked two and struck out five in his first victory in three starts. He avoided joining teammate as the only 13-game losers in the majors.

Garza gave up a single to in the second and then nothing more until hit a home run in the fifth. Garza retired the next seven batters and left with a 7-1 lead.

It was his longest outing since going seven innings on June 6 in a 4-2 victory at Minnesota, a span of nine starts.

Garza was on the 15-day disabled list in July with right shoulder tendinitis. He's made four starts since being reinstated on July 21. With the win over the Padres, he's evened his record to 2-2 over that span.

"When I'm healthy, it's a different story," he said. "I'm really pumped up."

Padres manager was impressed with Garza' execution.

"He located his heater," Murphy said. "When he needed to drop a breaking ball, he did. He didn't give in. He made big pitches at big times."

Garza also had the benefit of a 4-0 lead in the third, thanks to Davis' eighth home run of the season.

"When you've got that big cushion, he knows what to do with it," Murphy said.

went 3 for 4 with two singles and a double and three RBIs.

Mike Blazek pitched the eighth and ninth. He retired on a grounder to short for the first out in the ninth. Solarte had his career-best hitting streak end at 11 games.

Despaigne allowed seven runs and nine hits with three walks and a strikeout in five innings. The Brewers spoiled his try for his first three-game winning streak of the season.

San Diego completed its 10-game trip with a 5-5 record.


The Brewers scored eight runs in consecutive games for the second time this season.


, who was called up before the game, made his major league debut. He pinch hit in the eighth and flied out to right.


Padres: The Padres placed outfielder on paternity leave and called up infielder/outfielder from Triple-A El Paso. Dickerson was batting .306 over 102 games with 10 home runs and 59 RBIs for the Chihuahuas.

Brewers: Lohse (5-13, 6.31 ERA) was demoted after a long stretch of ineffectiveness. He was scheduled to start Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals. The 36-year-old right-hander's 13 losses are the most in the NL and tied a career worst set in 2004 and 2005 when he went 9-13 each season for Minnesota. He was the Brewers' opening day pitcher.


Padres: RHP (8-4, 3.74 ERA) will start at home against Philadelphia on Friday night, looking to win for the first time since beating Colorado 4-2 on July 17. He is 2-0 with a 6.35 ERA in three career starts against the Phillies.

Brewers: RHP (0-2, 3.60 ERA) will start at home against St. Louis in Friday night. He was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs for his third stint with the Brewers this season. It's unclear if Cravy will get more than another spot start. Manager said, "It's take a look and see."

PHOTO: Milwaukee Brewers' Khris Davis celebrates his three-run home run with Ryan Braun (8) and Adam Lind during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Milwaukee Brewers' Khris Davis celebrates his three-run home run with Ryan Braun (8) and Adam Lind during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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