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SD@SF: Volquez quiets Giants' bats for six innings

Let's see if the Brewers can get to double digits.

Following their latest win -- a 6-3 victory on Tuesday night -- the Brewers look to win their 10th straight game on Wednesday night against the Padres at Petco Park.

The Brewers have been clicking in all areas during their first nine-game winning streak since August 2003, when they won 10 straight.

Their bullpen has been nearly unhittable as of late, posting a 1.08 ERA with five saves in the last 11 games, holding opponents to a .165 average.

The offense has been led by outfielder Carlos Gomez (.538 with two home runs in eight starts) and shortstop Jean Segura (.351 with six stolen bases in nine starts).

On Wednesday, Padres starter Edinson Volquez gets the opportunity to try to stop the Brewers.

Volquez, 0-3 with an 8.84 ERA, is coming off his best outing of the season against the Giants, allowing two runs in six innings. It was his first quality start of the season.

"I've got a better tempo between pitches and I kept the ball on the ground and threw more strikes," Volquez said afterward. "I thought tonight was a good sign. I threw a lot of first-pitch strikes and I had better command tonight."

Brewers: Estrada goes for four
Right-hander Marco Estrada takes the hill on Wednesday, looking to continue both Milwaukee's winning streak and his own personal string of quality starts. Estrada has produced three straight such outings, during which he said he's trying to make quick outs.

"I'm not trying to strike people out. I'm just trying to get ahead and stay ahead," Estrada said. "I'd rather have the quick outs than the four- or five-pitch at-bats. My first rule is, if I can get the guy out on one pitch, then that's the main goal."

• The Brewers have outscored opponents, 17-3, in first inning.

• Right-hander Kyle Lohse, who left Monday's game in the sixth inning with a dislocated left pinkie finger, is expecting to make his next start on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.

Padres: Trio loves Brewers pitching
Third baseman Chase Headley has reached base in 21 straight games against the Brewers, batting .316 with three doubles and two home runs in that stretch. Shortstop Everth Cabrera also has reached base safely in his last 15 games against Milwaukee.

Since joining the Padres, outfielder Chris Denorfia is hitting .356 with four doubles and two home runs in 19 games against Milwaukee.

• The Padres have not committed an error in nine straight games after making nine in their first 11. It's the club's longest streak since an 11-gamer in August 2010.

• The Padres bullpen has an 0.98 ERA in its last eight games.

Worth noting
• Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin returned to the lineup on Tuesday after serving his eight-game suspension, going 1-for-3 with an RBI single. The Brewers are the only team Quentin has failed to homer against.

• Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is batting .308 with five home runs and 14 RBIs in 17 games at Petco Park, where he made his Major League debut on May 25, 2007.

• Braun is hitting .360 (9-for-25) with one home run against Volquez, while second baseman Rickie Weeks has a .429 (6-for-14) average with two homers. Comments