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Recap: Padres 7, Brewers 6
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Miller Park
Date: October 03, 2012 8:10 PM EDT
  

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Ryan Braun admits this was not an easy season for him.

The Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun went 1 for 4 in a 7-6 loss to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. He led the NL with 41 homers and 108 runs, and also ranked first in extra-base hits, slugging percentage and total bases. Braun was second in RBIs with 112 and third in batting at .319.

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Braun won the NL MVP last year when he hit .332 with 33 homers, 111 RBIs and 109 runs. He faced a 50-game suspension after testing positive for elevated testosterone, but the players' union appealed and the test result was overturned by baseball arbitrator Shyam Das.

``I knew from the beginning it was going to be challenging, and it certainly was,' Braun said. ``For the most part, I feel like I've handled everything well, I was able to keep my composure, compete every day and ultimately contribute to a lot of our success as a team.'

Travis Ishikawa drove in four runs for Milwaukee, including three with a double in the third that made it 6-0. The Brewers went 83-79, a drop of 13 wins after reaching the NL championship series last year.

Since Aug. 20, Milwaukee's 29-13 record was tops in the majors. The Brewers got within 1 1/2 games of St. Louis in the chase for the second wild-card berth, but that was dashed with a 3-6 stretch in late September.

``It's always disappointing when you don't make it to the playoffs when you figure you have a team that is championship caliber,' Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said. ``The whole season? A disappointment. ``But when I look back at where we were and where we ended up, I'm really happy with where we went.'

Chase Headley drove in two runs, finishing the season with a league-leading 115 RBIs - three ahead of Braun.

``It was on my mind, but you couldn't think about it too much,' Headley said. ``To go out and compete against a guy like Ryan Braun, I was a little nervous, but everything turned out great.

``It's just neat. It's a tremendous honor.'

Headley doubled home a run in the fifth inning, moments after his drive down the right-field line was called a home run but reversed when the umpires looked at a video replay.

Headley hit an RBI triple in the seventh and scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by Yonder Alonso.

Headley also drew two walks and finished with a .286 batting average. His previous RBIs high was 64 in 2009.

``For Chase to hang on to the RBI lead was a great thing,' San Diego manager Bud Black said. ``It was awesome. That RBI thing was real. Our guys felt it. And looking over at their side, I think they felt it, too. They were sensing what was going on.'

San Diego improved by five wins this year and wound up with a 76-86 record. The Padres won only five of their last 15 games.

Cameron Maybin hit a two-run homer for San Diego, and five relievers held Milwaukee hitless in the final six innings.

Tommy Layne (2-0) pitched 1 1-3 innings for the victory and Luke Gregerson earned his ninth save. Jim Henderson (1-3) gave up two runs in the seventh.

``I think ultimately we'll look back on the season as a positive,' Braun said. ``At the beginning of the year, if you would have told us we'd miss out on the postseason, I think we'd all be disappointed. But at the same time, you have to reassess your goals when you consider everything we've dealt with as a team.

``Injuries, trades, new guys coming up, 12 games under .500. To finish over .500 is definitely an accomplishment. Getting back into the race, playing meaningful games in September up until the last three games is something we're really proud of. Hopefully we can build on this heading into next year.'

NOTES: San Diego SS Everth Cabrera finished with 44 stolen bases to become the first Padres player to lead the league in that category. ... 3B Aramis Ramirez, who joined Milwaukee in the offseason, was taken out before the start of the third inning. He went out for warmups and received a nice hand when he was replaced by Jeff Bianchi. Ramirez set a team record for most RBIs by a third baseman (103) when he drove in a run in the first. ... The Brewers are the first team to lead the NL in home runs and stolen bases since the 1996 Rockies.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Padres at Brewers
Mon, Oct 1 Final 3 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Padres at Brewers
Tue, Oct 2 Final 3 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Padres at Brewers
Wed, Oct 3 Final 7 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SDG  +125   -170   8.5 
 MIL  -135   +150   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SDG  +125   -165   8.5 
 MIL  -135   +145   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SDG  30%   2%   79% 
 MIL  70%   98%   21% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Oct 2, 2012  Score  ATS Results 
 SDG 3 Under: 7 
 MIL 4 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Oct 1, 2012  Score  ATS Results 
 SDG 3 Under: 8 
 MIL 5 Cover: +100 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Wednesday, Oct 3
 
    Braves at Pirates
12:35 PM EDT
    Phillies at Nationals
1:05 PM EDT
    Astros at Cubs
2:20 PM EDT
    Rangers at Athletics
3:35 PM EDT
    Mets at Marlins
4:10 PM EDT
    Angels at Mariners
6:40 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Blue Jays
7:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Rockies at Diamondbacks
7:10 PM EDT
    Orioles at Rays
7:10 PM EDT
    Giants at Dodgers
7:15 PM EDT
    Tigers at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Padres at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Reds at Cardinals
8:15 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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