Series: Game 1 of 3

Milwaukee leads 1-0 (as of 5/31)

Game 1: Friday, May 31
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San Diego 1
Game 2: Saturday, June 1
Milwaukee 4Final
San Diego 3
Game 3: Sunday, June 2
Milwaukee 4Final
San Diego 3

Brewers 12

(18-36, 6-19 away)

Padres 1

(25-30, 17-10 home)

    9:05 PM ET, May 31, 2002

    Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California 

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    W: R. Quevedo (3-5)

    L: D. Tankersley (1-1)

    Jenkins, Quevedo power Brewers to win

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Geoff Jenkins waited a long time for the big hit with the bases loaded. Jenkins hit his first career grand slam, and Ruben Quevedo pitched seven strong innings to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over the San Diego Padres 12-1 Friday night.

    "I think that the last time I hit a grand slam I was in college,'' said Jenkins, who entered batting just .225 with six homers and 16 RBI. "I knew that I drilled it good. It was a slider, which is something that I haven't been hitting really well this season.''

    Alex Sanchez matched his career best with four of Milwaukee's season-high 19 hits. Richie Sexson went 3-for-3 and scored four runs, and Tyler Houston drove in two runs.

    The Padres, who placed slugger Phil Nevin on the disabled list with a broken left arm earlier in the day, got their only run on a solo homer by Ryan Klesko in the fifth.

    Quevedo (3-5) gave up one run on seven hits in front of a fireworks-night crowd of 56,167, San Diego's largest since opening day.

    "My breaking pitches were working really well tonight,'' Quevedo said. "It helps a lot when you have a seven-run lead. It makes you a lot more comfortable.''

    Jenkins' homer to left field in the fourth inning came off San Diego starter Dennis Tankersley (1-1) and gave Milwaukee a 7-1 lead.

    It was the second grand slam in two nights given up by the Padres. In Thursday night's 4-2 loss to Colorado, Bobby Jones allowed a first-inning grand slam to Greg Norton.

    Jenkins also robbed Ron Gant of a solo home run in the seventh inning, leaping high against the left-field wall to catch Gant's drive about a foot over the top of the fence.

    "Gant hit the ball high enough to give me time to set up and jump to catch the ball,'' Jenkins said.

    San Diego center fielder Ray Lankford dropped a lazy flyball by Houston with the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth. The error led to three unearned runs and a 10-1 Brewers lead.

    "We're having to deal with some things right now as a team and we're not doing the little things,'' Padres manager Bruce Bochy said. "The most disappointing thing about a game like this is the way that we played. You're going to lose ballgames, but hopefully not like this. We basically got what we deserved.''

    Game notes

    The Brewers improved to 6-18 on the road. ... Jenkins is 20-for-50 career with three homers and 12 RBIs at Qualcomm Stadium. ... San Diego's Mark Kotsay went 2-for-3, his ninth multihit game in the last 12 games. ... San Diego's Julius Matos, called up from Triple-A Portland on Thursday, got an infield single in his first major league plate appearance. ... Klesko has four homers and seven RBIs in the last six games.

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