Brewers blank Padres 1-0 to end short skid

Blake Perkins drove in the game’s only run with an 8th-inning single to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 1-0 victory to salvage the finale of a three-game series against the visiting San Diego Padres on Wednesday afternoon.

Milwaukee was being no-hit by Padres starter Michael King, who got charged with the loss, through 6 2/3 innings before Willy Adames broke it up with a bloop single to right field.

King (2-1) remained in the game in the 8th, when he allowed a one-out single to Brice Turang. After Turang stole second, King struck out Jackson Chourio for the second out and his day would end.

The right-hander finished with 7 2/3 innings pitched, 10 strikeouts, two hits, one run and two walks, both in the second inning.

King was replaced by Wandy Peralta and the first batter he faced, Perkins, hit a ground ball to left, scoring the speedy Turang from second.

This came one half-inning after San Diego had its best chance to score.

Matthew Batten led the top of the 8th off with a triple, but Abner Uribe proceeded to get the next three outs, including a highlight-reel play he made himself off the mound on a slow-roller by Fernando Tatis Jr.

Joel Payamps then came in for the Brewers in the 9th, forcing groundouts from Jurickson Profar and Manny Machado before Ha-Seong Kim lined out for the final out. It was Payamps’ second save of the season.

It was a bullpen day for Milwaukee, with Bryse Wilson starting it off with 3 2/3 shutout innings followed by 2 1/3 from Bryan Hudson. Elvis Peguero then twirled a scoreless frame before Uribe and Payamps did the same. Uribe (2-1) earned the win.

Milwaukee’s three-game losing streak came to an end while San Diego’s three-game winning streak ended as well.