SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado homered and doubled a few hours after appealing a one-game suspension handed down by MLB, and left-hander Joey Lucchesi threw seven brilliant innings in a combined four-hitter to lead the San Diego Padres over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 Monday night.
Machado was suspended one game and fined for “aggressively arguing and making contact” with plate umpire Bill Welke after being ejected for arguing a called third strike at Colorado on Saturday night. Machado said he didn’t make contact with Welke. He can continue to play until there’s a final decision.
The star third baseman, who signed a $300 million, 10-year contract during spring training, homered off Jhoulys Chacin leading off the third.
Machado doubled in the first when his hard shot bounced off Chacin and then off second base umpire Chris Segal. That advanced Eric Hosmer, who scored on a wild pitch.
Lucchesi (6-4) held Milwaukee to three hits while striking out five and walking three. His outing helped rest a bullpen that was taxed during a crazy four-game series at Colorado in which the teams combined for 92 runs.
The only Brewers baserunner to reach second base was Christian Yelich, who doubled with two outs in the sixth to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.
Craig Stammen allowed one hit in the eighth, and Kirby Yates pitched the ninth for his MLB-leading 25th save.
Chacin (3-8) allowed two runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings, struck out seven and walked three.
The Padres made several moves before the game. They selected the contract of RHP Kazuhisa Makita from Double-A Amarillo, optioned LHP starter Nick Margevicius to Triple-A El Paso, recalled C Francisco Mejia from El Paso and optioned C Austin Allen to El Paso.
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The Padres canceled most on-field work pregame to catch a breather after the split in Colorado in which the teams combined for 92 runs, the most in a four-game series since 1900. They rallied from a six-run deficit in the ninth inning to win 16-12 on Friday night and rallied from a three-run deficit in the ninth on Sunday to win 14-13.
Padres: Transferred OF Franchy Cordero (sprained right elbow) to the 60-day IL.
Brewers: RHP Brandon Woodruff (8-1, 3.87) is scheduled to make his first career start and second appearance against the Padres.
Padres: LHP Logan Allen is scheduled to make his big league debut. He was acquired along with three other players from Boston for closer Craig Kimbrel on Nov. 13, 2015.