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Braun homers in return, Davies pitches Brewers past Pads 3-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) Ryan Braun hit a tiebreaking homer in his return to the lineup, Zach Davies won for the ninth time in 10 decisions and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Davies (9-4) limited the Padres to two runs and six hits over 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander, who struck out four and walked two, won his third straight start.

Tyler Thornburg worked the ninth for his third save, one day after the Brewers traded closer Jeremy Jeffress and reliable reliever Will Smith.

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Luis Perdomo's downfall was a two-run sixth, highlighted by Braun's 15th homer. Perdomo (5-5) was charged with three runs and 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings while throwing a career-high 113 pitches. He walked four (two intentional) and struck out six.

Jonathan Villar and Hernan Perez paced Milwaukee with three hits apiece as it won for the fifth time in six games.