MILWAUKEE — Nick Hundley and Will Venable each homered, and Tyson Ross won for the first time in over a year in the San Diego Padres' 6-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
Hundley was 3 for 4 with three runs batted in for San Diego, which won back-to-back games for the first time since June 20-21.
Ross (1-4), recalled from Triple-A Tucson earlier Tuesday, earned his first victory since May 14, 2012. The right-hander, who had lost 12 straight decisions – including seven as a starter – gave up just two hits and one run. He struck out six and walked two in a season-high six innings in his first start since April 17.
Milwaukee starter Donovan Hand (0-2) lasted four innings before he left with a bruised right hand after being hit by a pitch. X-rays of his pitching hand were negative, and Hand is listed as day-to-day. He allowed two earned runs and seven hits to go with one strikeout and a walk.
Just before the first pitch, the Brewers announced they traded right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez to Baltimore for minor league third baseman Nick Delmonico. Rodriguez is 21st on the career saves list with 304.
On Monday, the Brewers lost 2011 NL MVP Ryan Braun for the rest of the season after he was suspended for violating the Major League Baseball drug program.
Mark Kotsay led off the sixth inning Tuesday with a single, and Hundley followed with his seventh homer of the season for a 4-1 lead.
Kotsay also singled home a run in the seventh to finish 3 for 4. Hundley added a run-scoring single to make it 6-1 later in the inning.
Milwaukee's Khris Davis, called up from Triple-A Nashville on Monday to replace Braun, hit a solo shot in the eighth against Colt Hynes for his first major league homer.
San Diego took a 1-0 lead in the first on a single by Yonder Alonso. Milwaukee got the run back in the third when Jeff Bianchi scored from third after an errant pickoff attempt to first by Ross.
Venable's 12th homer of the year gave the Padres a 2-1 lead in the fourth.
NOTES: To make room on the roster for Ross, right-hander Miles Mikolas was optioned to Triple-A Tucson. . Rodriguez, 31, was 1-1 with a 1.09 ERA in 25 games with Milwaukee this season and was 10 for 10 in save opportunities. Delmonico, 21, played for Class-A Frederick this season and had a team-high 13 home runs to go with a .244 batting average. . Padres pitcher Jason Marquis sustained a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will soon undergo Tommy John surgery, manager Bud Black said. "As of right now, he plans on pitching again. He's going to give it a go, he's going to rehab and I think he wants to come back and compete," Black said. The 34-year-old Marquis (9-5, 4.05) had lost three straight decisions over six starts. He went on the disabled list Sunday.