The Milwaukee Brewers, who have had trouble scoring runs at home thus far, didn't need a major outburst Wednesday night.

Not the way Kyle Lohse was pitching. And not with this bullpen backing him up.

Lohse held the San Diego Padres at bay for seven innings, and the Brewers used home runs by Jean Segura and Khris Davis to take a 5-2 victory at Miller Park.

The Brewers won the series, two games to one, and boosted their record to 16-6, best in the majors.

"It's early in the season," said Lohse, who raised his record to 4-1 with a 2.38 earned run average. "We've just got to keep piling the wins up and see where we're at come September. That's the attitude in here and hopefully everyone's on the same page."

If the Brewers keep pitching like this — both in the rotation and out of the bullpen — September could prove to be a lively time. Granted, the Padres are the worst scoring team in the National League, but the Brewers have been shutting down offenses from Day 1.

The Padres struck for a quick run off Lohse in the first inning after Everth Cabrera led off with a booming double to center, but Lohse proceeded to retire 17 of the next 18 hitters. When all was said and done, he had allowed only five hits and one earned run over seven innings with no walks and five strikeouts.

"I liked the way he threw the ball," said manager Ron Roenicke, whose team matched its season high in runs scored at home after averaging only 2.36 runs through the first 11 games at Miller Park. "He's able to change speeds; his curveball he got working. His slider/fastball were good. His changeup again was good.

"We needed the innings. I saw his pitch count after the first couple (of innings) and I was a little concerned but he got right back in it. I was hoping for seven (innings). I thought that was ideal."

It didn't hurt that the Brewers immediately responded to the Padres' early run with one of their own on Ryan Braun's RBI double in the bottom of the first. Then came the big blow of the night — a three-run homer in the second inning by Jean Segura off San Diego starter Tyson Ross.