Final

Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 6/5)

Game 1: Friday, June 4
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San Diego1
Game 2: Saturday, June 5
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San Diego4
Game 3: Sunday, June 6
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San Diego8

Brewers 0

(27-26, 13-14 away)

Padres 4

(30-25, 15-12 home)

    10:05 PM ET, June 5, 2004

    Petco Park, San Diego, California 

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    W: I. Valdez (5-2)

    L: W. Obermueller (3-2)

    Padres win second of eight games at Petco

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Ismael Valdez had no indication before the game that he'd have such a good outing against the Milwaukee Brewers.

    "You never know what is going to happen," Valdez said. "I didn't know. I went out there the same as every other game."

    Valdez threw a four-hitter for his sixth career shutout and drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk, leading the San Diego Padres to a 4-0 victory Saturday night.

    "He just had everything working -- great command," Padres manager Bruce Bochy said. "He kept the ball down. He was sharp with all of his pitches."

    Valdez (5-2) retired 12 in a row during one stretch, and 16 of the final 17 batters he faced for his 13th career complete game. He threw only 97 pitches, 70 of which were strikes.

    "We caught him on a hot night," Milwaukee's Geoff Jenkins said. "A veteran guy like him knows how to pitch. He kept us off balance and hit his spots. It does not matter how fast you throw when you pitch like he did."

    After a streak of five straight starts in May without a victory, Valdez has two consecutive wins against the Brewers. He also beat Milwaukee 5-2 on May 30.

    "He kind of carved us up," Brewer manager Ned Yost said. "That was about as good of a pitching performance as you want to see."

    Jay Payton went 2-for-4 with two RBI, and Mark Loretta drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.

    Wes Obermueller (3-2) allowed four runs on seven hits and walked three in five innings for Milwaukee, which has been shut out three times.

    The Padres took a 1-0 lead in the third on Loretta's sacrifice fly that scored Khalil Greene.

    After loading the bases with two singles and a walk with two outs in the fourth, Obermueller walked Valdez after throwing a fastball low on a full count to make it 2-0.

    "How about that? Only in America!" Valdez said of his run-scoring walk.

    Said Obermueller: "I beat myself. First, I walk Greene and he scores. Then, I walk Valdez. That's inexcusable. Those walks hurt.'

    In the fifth, Loretta and Brian Giles led off with back-to-back singles. Loretta slid into third barely ahead of the throw by left fielder Jenkins, and Giles took second on the throw.

    After Nevin struck out, Payton hit a grounder through the middle on a drawn-in infield. Brewers shortstop Craig Counsell and second baseman Junior Spivey almost collided reaching for the ball as it went into center for a two-run single.

    Game notes


    The Padres were the last team in the National League to have a complete game. ... Burroughs extended his hitting streak to a career-high 15 games with an infield single in the third. ... Payton has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games (20-for-50 during the stretch) ... Brewers third baseman Bill Hall went 0-for-3, and is in an 0-for-14 skid.

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