MILWAUKEE -- Will Venable certainly makes the most out of playing at Miller Park.
Venable doubled twice Thursday, raising his career average at Milwaukee's home ballpark to .394. The San Diego center fielder also made a key catch in preserving the Padres' 10-8 win over the Brewers.
After the Brewers scored five times in the seventh inning, Norichika Aoki came up with two outs and runners on second and third.
Right before the play, Padres coach Dave Roberts shifted Venable. Aoki had homered earlier.
"I knew it was going to be close," Venable said. "Dave had just moved me about four more steps over, so if he hadn't done that, it would not have been close. Two more inches and I don't think I have a play."
The Padres got four runs in the seventh for a 10-3 lead, capped by Guzman's two-run pinch-hit homer.
Milwaukee rallied with five runs in the bottom half of the inning. Aoki homered and Caleb Gindl hit a two-run double.
Ryan Braun's locker at Miller Park was absent of most personal items except for a few jerseys and a bat prior to the game, three days after he was suspended for the remainder of the season by Major League Baseball. Braun remained unavailable for comment on Thursday. A team spokesman said Braun texted him a message stating that he wants to speak with the media but isn't "legally" permitted at this time. ... Milwaukee reliever Michael Gonzalez threw two wild pitches in the seventh inning. ... Following the game, the Brewers announced that 1B Sean Halton will be optioned to Triple-A Nashville. Rob Wooten, Nashville's closer, will be brought up. "He's got a nice cutter and locates the ball. He's saved a lot of games and doesn't mind being in that pressure situation," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said.