MILWAUKEE -- Yangervis Solarte hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the 10th inning, but the Padres needed solo shots from Cory Spangenberg and Chase d'Arnaud in the 11th to outslug the Brewers, 7-5, in a second straight home run derby at Miller Park.The teams have combined for a whopping
MILWAUKEE -- Yangervis Solarte hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the 10th inning, but the Padres needed solo shots from Cory Spangenberg and Chase d'Arnaud in the 11th to outslug the Brewers, 7-5, in a second straight home run derby at Miller Park.
The teams have combined for a whopping 15 home runs in the first two games of their series to account for all but one of the 23 runs scored so far. The eight combined homers on Saturday fell one shy of the record for a game at Miller Park, a mark that hasn't been touched since Shawn Green's four-homer game for the Dodgers in May 2002.
"Our guys fought all day," Padres manager Andy Green said. "The good thing we saw today is we got hits late in extra innings, which typically we've folded in those situations."
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Brewers reliever Oliver Drake absorbed the loss after surrendering the solo shots to Spangenberg and d'Arnaud in the 11th. The Brewers' 19 relief losses lead the Majors.
Solarte homered twice, and along with William Myers has gone deep in each of the first two games of the series. Myers' solo shot in the sixth off Brewers starter Chase Anderson tied the game at 3, and Solarte's second of the game off struggling Brewers reliever Carlos Torres gave San Diego a 5-3 lead in the top of the 10th.
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For the Brewers, Orlando Arcia legged out an inside-the-park home run and Eric Thames followed three batters later with his fourth home run in as many days for a 3-1 lead in the third. Keon Broxton delivered a game-tying, two-run homer in the 10th to extend the game one more inning.
"We should have won that ballgame right there in the 10th inning. That's 100 percent on me," Torres said. "Broxton's home run should have been a walk-off home run. The game's on me. I'm going to come back tomorrow, work hard, and hopefully those balls are on the ground next time."
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Solarte stays hot: On the eve of his first Father's Day since the death of his wife, Yuliette, from cancer last fall, Solarte's two children were in the stands when he hit a solo home run off Anderson in the second inning and a go-ahead two-run shot off Torres with two outs and two strikes in the 10th. Including his eighth-inning home run in Friday's series opener and two more on Saturday, Solarte has three home runs in his last five at-bats.
"I think it's definitely just going about your work and trusting that you're going to put in the work and have good results," Solarte said. More >
All square: The Brewers found an answer from one of their own surging players. Broxton's towering, two-run shot off Brandon Maurer gave the center fielder a home run in three straight games totalling 1,308 feet, according to Statcast™, and five homers in his last seven games. But the Brewers' good feeling was short-lived.
"It's really tough to lose that way after coming back," Broxton said. "It's definitely devastating. Drake has been doing good all year, so for that to happen, it's kind of out of the ordinary. We're going to trust him no matter what."
Power and speed: The Brewers started the game seven up, seven down with six strikeouts against San Diego starter Dinelson Lamet -- who finished the game with 12 strikeouts over six innings -- before Arcia scampered around the bases in 15.54 seconds (per Statcast™) in the third inning for the 27th inside-the-park home run in Brewers history. Two batters later, Eric Sogard singled ahead of Thames' two-run homer. More >
"Hitters are taking advantage of some mistakes. I don't think there are cheap home runs being hit. I don't think it's a 'Miller Park thing.'" -- Brewers manager Craig Counsell, on the homer-heavy series
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• On the way to stranding a runner at second base in a scoreless ninth inning, Brewers closer Corey Knebel struck out the first batter he faced to give him at least one whiff in each of his first 36 appearances this season. That's one game shy of Albertin Chapman's modern era record for a reliever to start a season. Chapman set the mark in 2014.
• In his fifth career start, Lamet struck out 12 batters in the first five innings of his six-inning outing and settled for a no-decision. He became the 22nd different pitcher since 1913 to strike out at least 12 batters within his first five career games.
"I think the slider was the differentiator today," Green said. "That's the guy we want to see. That guy can be very successful in the big leagues."
UPON FURTHER REVIEW
With the Brewers trailing 7-5 in the bottom of the 11th, Hernan Perez hit a ball deep to the right-field corner. The ball was initially ruled foul, bouncing just outside the right-field line. The Brewers challenged the call, but it stood, and Perez struck out on the next pitch.
Padres: Right-hander Luis Perdomo gets the ball in the series finale, beginning at 11:10 a.m. PT on Sunday. Perdomo is coming off his first win of the season last week, and he is tied with Jhoulys Chacin for a team-leading seven quality starts. He earned a no-decision in the Padres' 6-5 win over the Brewers at Petco Park on May 15.
Brewers: Jimmy Nelson will face the Padres for the second time this season in the series finale at 1:10 p.m. CT on Sunday. The right-hander led the Crew to a 6-2 victory at Petco Park on May 16, allowing two earned runs on seven hits over six innings.
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Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy, like him on Facebook and listen to his podcast.
*Carson Mason * is a reporter for MLB.com based in Milwaukee and covered the Padres on Saturday.