Milwaukee Brewers defeat San Diego Padres, 2-1

San Diego — If you rocked Gregg Zaun back and forth long enough during the second week of the season, his true feelings eventually would spill over.

When the Milwaukee Brewers catcher started the season by tying a franchise-record 0-for-21 stretch, he said all the right things - unless you kept pressing him. Then he would tell you how puzzled, upset and annoyed he was that the ball wasn't finding open spaces.

Now that his fortunes have changed - he entered Saturday's...

The Washington Nationals' starting pitching has performed about the same as the rotation used by the Milwaukee Brewers.

Entering play Saturday, Washington's starters had compiled a 5.07 earned run average, ranking 13th in the National League. The Brewers' starters were right behind with a 5.09 ERA, ranking 14th.

The Nationals' offense certainly wasn't performing better than Milwaukee's. Washington had scored 100 runs, again ranking 13th in the league. Despite consecu...

San Diego — Dominating pitching performances are what the Milwaukee Brewers need in order to win games right now.

That, plus recording the final three outs of the game without incident.

They got both Saturday night at Petco Park, picking up their first victory, 2-1, of the four-game series against the San Diego Padres, who won the first two.

Right-hander Yovani Gallardo pitched like an ace, allowing a single run in seven innings while striking out 11 batters and w...