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Hoffman Gets First Save as Visitor at Petco Park


SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Trevor Hoffman got back on track by earning his first save as a visitor at Petco Park and Yovani Gallardo homered and struck out 11 to lead the Milwaukee Brewers past the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Saturday night.

Hoffman, who became baseball's career saves leader while with the Padres, had blown four of seven opportunities this year, including in consecutive games earlier in the week.

Hoffman, who had 552 saves in 16 seasons with San Diego, was greeted with a nice ovation, then rang up No. 595. He struck out pinch-hitter Matt Stairs with a trademark changeup, got Jerry Hairston to fly out to center and Nick Hundley on a fly to right to end the game.

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