MILWAUKEE, Oct. 2 (UPI) --
Martin Maldonado cracked a third-inning grand slam Tuesday and the Milwaukee Brewers held on for a 4-3 victory over San Diego.
Jim Henderson (1-2), the Brewers' fifth pitcher, earned the victory with a scoreless seventh inning after the Padres had struck for a pair of runs against Manny Parra.
Francisco Rodriguez tossed a scoreless eighth and John Axford survived a shaky ninth to post his 35th save to as the Brewers clinched their season-ending three-game series.
San Diego's Anthony Bass (2-8) was touched for four runs on three hits in a three-inning start.
Jesus Guzman, Will Venable and Yasmani Grandal drove in runs for the Padres.
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