Kyle Lohse finally picked up his first victory for the Milwaukee Brewers but paid a physical price in doing so.

Luckily for Lohse and the Brewers, the early indication was that the price was a small one.

Lohse pitched five solid innings Monday night and the Brewers recorded their eighth consecutive victory, 7-1, over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park but not before their newfound ace exited with a dislocated left pinkie finger.

Lohse suffered the injury on his non-pitching hand while running out an attempted sacrifice bunt in the sixth inning. First baseman Yonder Alonso fielded the ball and threw to second to get the lead runner, Alex Gonzalez. As Lohse arrived at the bag, he bumped into second baseman Jedd Gyorko, who was covering on the play and clipped his lefty pinkie on Gyorko’s elbow.

Afterward, manager Ron Roenicke said X-rays were negative on Lohse’s finger, and it appeared to be merely a dislocation, which should not knock him out of action.

“We think he’ll be OK for his next start,” said Roenicke. “He has (pitched with a dislocated finger) before. Hopefully, we got lucky. It looks good right now.”

At the time of his injury, Lohse had limited the Padres to five hits and one run over five innings, with one walk and four strikeouts. He qualified for his first victory with the Brewers but the story afterward was his damaged digit, not the "W."

Lohse expressed confidence after the game that he’ll be able to make his next start. The Brewers will give him an extra day to work out the soreness by using No. 5 starter Hiram Burgos on Friday in Los Angeles and pushing the other starters back a day.

Lohse said he has dislocated that finger before, perhaps making it prone to more dislocations when it gets bent backward. He said this time it took some doing to get the finger popped back in, but he had only a small bandage on it as he exited Petco Park.