San Diego came within one out of winning Tuesday's series opener before Milwaukee rallied for four runs in the ninth. But the roles were reversed Wednesday as the Padres overcame an early five-run deficit.
"I'm proud of the way they came back after a heartbreaker last night," Padres manager
said. "We needed to bounce back and be resilient, and we were. We played our hearts out."
matched a career high with four hits and four RBI as San Diego came back to take a 6-5 lead. Milwaukee forged a 6-6 tie on
's run-scoring single with two outs in the eighth.
Buchanan started the ninth with an infield single and
Bennett, who had an RBI double in the seventh, drove a 1-1 pitch from Vizcaino (1-3) over the left field wall to snap San Diego's seven-game losing streak to Milwaukee.
"I don't hit enough of them to know if it was going out," said Bennett, who had not hit a homer since July 21. "He left it up a little bit, and I was fortunate I got the barrel of the bat on it. I was just hoping it would get over (left fielder
') head, and drop in somehow to let (Buchanan) score. Obviously, it worked out."
"I thought it was out," Bochy said. "I kept waiting for it to disappear, and it did. We've been on the other side of that plenty of times. It's nice to have one go our way."
(2-3), who recorded the loss on Tuesday, notched the victory after pitching a perfect ninth for the Padres.
"Last night I didn't get any sleep. It really killed me," Matthews said. "I came in today and wanted to get right back in there to turn this around. To be able to go out there, and keep the team in the game and have a chance to come back - it was unbelievable."
San Diego starter
struggled early, allowing an RBI to
in the first inning before loading the bases with out.
followed with his second career grand slam to give Milwaukee a 5-0 cushion.
Nagy allowed just one hit in five innings for San Diego, which began its comeback with Buchanan's run-scoring grounder in the first.
"Nagy did a terrific job," Bochy said. "We were down five runs in the first, and it could've been a long night. He gave us just what we needed."
"After getting down 5-0 in the first, we all knew what we had to do," Buchanan said. "We battled back. The bullpen was the savior tonight. We had to get some key hits in key situations, and it just worked out."
Buchanan brought the Padres within 5-4 in the third, when he belted a three-run homer off Brewers starter
. He forged a 5-5 tie with a run-scoring double off Rusch in the fifth.
"Anytime you surrender a five-nothing lead and end up losing the game, it's a frustrating loss for the pitcher," Rusch said. "They continued to stay aggressive and battled their way back into it."
"(The Padres) did a good job of holding us after the five runs," Milwaukee manager
said. "They did a good job, they kept battling."
Buchanan sparked San Diego with a one-out single in the seventh. He stole second and scored when Bennett doubled to center field with two outs.