Milwaukee Brewers defeat San Diego Padres, 6-1

San Diego — The Milwaukee Brewers needed this.

For a morale boost if nothing else.

Normally terrible in day games and without any certainty that right-hander Carlos Villanueva could give them what they needed, the Brewers pulled out a 6-1 victory Sunday over the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park.

But they lost a player.

The team got some bad news when Corey Hart had to be taken to a local hospital for an appendectomy. He was placed on the disabled list, and Bill H...

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers got an unexpected lift from a trio of players and Trevor Hoffman was able to put his homecoming behind him.

Milwaukee got key hits from reserves Felipe Lopez and Frank Catalanotto in a five-run seventh inning and Carlos Villanueva threw five shutout innings in the Brewers' 6-1 win over the Padres on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

The afternoon was capped off by the first appearance of Hoffman, baseball's all-time saves leader...