San Diego Padres defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 7-3

Even with the heavy workload John Axford has carried during the past month, there is no plan for the Milwaukee Brewers to relieve the right-hander.

Four of Axford's last five outings have gone 1 2/3 innings or more and his last three saves have each required him to get five outs, and he has gone more than one inning for a save six times this season.

However, Axford is nowhere near the amount of innings he pitched in 2009.

Last year, Axford totaled 76 innings betwe...

Figuring out how to beat the first-place San Diego Padres three consecutive days is difficult enough.

But because they also sport one of baseball's top pitching staffs, odds weren't on the Milwaukee Brewers' side to sweep.

Plus, left-hander Manny Parra hadn't turned in a quality start in nearly a month.

Parra ended up taking the Brewers out of the game by the time he exited after six innings, and the Brewers were unable to overcome his outing, losing the finale, 7...