Series: Game 3 of 3

Milwaukee won 3-0

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

Brewers 4

(20-36, 8-19 away)

Padres 3

(25-32, 17-12 home)

    5:00 PM ET, June 2, 2002

    Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California 

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    W: C. Fox (1-0)

    L: S. Reed (1-2)

    S: M. DeJean (11)

    Brewers thrilled with .500 road trip

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers think they have plenty of wins ahead of them.

    Jeffrey Hammonds hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the eighth inning, and the Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

    Milwaukee, with the worst record in the National League at 20-36, went 3-3 on a six-game road trip.

    "Our hard times are behind us,'' Hammonds said. "Now it's time to play some baseball. Who knows what will happen? Over the last three nights, you can't tell me that we are that bad of a team.''

    The Brewers have thrived against San Diego, winning the season series 5-1.

    "It was a great trip since we played .500,'' Milwaukee manager Jerry Royster said. "We're a last-place team. I'll take .500 on the road any time.''

    Hammonds hit an 0-1 pitch from reliever Steve Reed (1-2) into the left-field seats for his fifth home run of the season, giving the Brewers their first sweep of San Diego since joining the NL in 1998.

    "I was hoping it was fair,'' Hammonds said. "I just got the head of the bat on it.''

    Milwaukee also beat the Padres 4-3 Saturday night on Mark Loretta's suicide squeeze in the ninth inning.

    "It's a tough series when you get swept,'' San Diego manager Bruce Bochy said. "The Brewers have had their trouble, but they played good ball here.''

    Chad Fox (1-0), making his first appearance of the season, pitched 1 2-3 hitless innings for the victory. He went on the disabled list March 30 with a sprained ligament in his right elbow and was recalled from Double-A Huntsville on Friday.

    "As much as I've gone through with my elbow, it was nice to contribute,'' Fox said. "I wanted to get back out there and prove that's the position I belong in.''

    Mike DeJean got three straight outs for his 11th save in 12 chances.

    Richie Sexson homered leading off the second, his 15th, and added an RBI single in the third to give the Brewers a 3-0 lead.

    The Padres came back with RBI singles by Ron Gant and Bubba Trammell in the fourth to cut it to 3-2.

    Mark Kotsay tied it at 3 with a two-out homer in the fifth off Glendon Rusch. In six games since being put in the leadoff spot, Kotsay is hitting .480 (12-for-25).

    Paul Bako had an RBI triple in the second inning for Milwaukee.

    Rusch allowed three runs on eight hits in six innings. He struck out three and walked one.

    Padres starter Brett Tomko went seven innings, allowing three runs on eight hits.

    "It's not fun to be swept, period, whether it is the Yankees or the Brewers,'' Tomko said.

    Game notes

    The series marked the 10th time this season the Brewers have been involved in a sweep, having been swept seven times. ... Kotsay extended his hitting streak to 10 games, tying his career high. He is batting .452 in the streak with three homers and seven RBIs. ... Padres SS Deivi Cruz extended his career-high hitting streak to 14 games.

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