Shields, Upton lead the Padres to third consecutive win

San Diego Padres pitcher James Shields

After winning their previous series against the Chicago Cubs, the San Diego Padres kept up the winning with a 3-0 road victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

They were led by a couple of veterans in James Shields and Melvin Upton Jr.

Upton finished the game 3-4 and a triple shy of the cycle. He also knocked in 2 of the team’s 3 runs, and scored on a sac fly after hitting a ground-rule double.

James Shields took care of just about everything else, throwing 7 scoreless innings before handing it over to Brandon Maurer and Ryan Buchter, who combined for 2 more scoreless innings. In the last two days, the Padres bullpen has accounted for 9 scoreless innings across three games.

In the second inning, catcher Derek Norris was hit in the hand while batting and was removed from the game. This, just a day after the Padres claimed catcher Hector Sanchez off of waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

The Padres moved to 16-20 with today’s win and will play the Brewers again tomorrow at 5:10pm PT.

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