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Greinke Strikes Out 9 to Win Brewers Home Debut

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Zack Greinke struck out nine over six effective innings in his home debut and Rickie Weeks homered, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.

Greinke (1-1) bounced back from a disappointing start Wednesday for his first win with the Brewers by allowing five hits to the struggling Padres, who came in with a major league-worst .215 batting average.

Milwaukee's bullpen held on, thanks to a key double play turned by shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt and Weeks in the eighth. John Axford pitched the ninth for his sixth save.

Weeks also drove in a run with a single in the second inning and then homered in the fifth off Padres starter Mat Latos (0-5) that handed the right-hander his 10th loss in his last 10 decisions.

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