Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Adam Eaton hit a two-run triple early on and
scored the game-winning run on Martin Prado's two-run single in the eighth
inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks edged the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-3, in the
opener of a four-game series at Chase Field.
Jim Henderson came on in the eighth inning with the score tied, 3-3, and
issued three walks to load the bases for Prado, who stepped to the plate with
two outs and lined a base hit to center field to bring in Eaton and Paul
Brad Ziegler survived a shaky ninth to close out the win after Wade Miley
retired 16 of the final 17 batters he faced. Miley (6-7) lasted eight innings
was charged with three runs on eight hits while striking out four and not
issuing a walk for Arizona, which bounced back after being swept in three
games by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Henderson (3-3) took the loss behind Yovani Gallardo, who came in unbeaten in
eight career starts against Arizona and gave up three runs on four hits and
two walks over six innings.
Jonathan Lucroy belted a two-run homer and Carlos Gomez added a solo blast for
the Brewers, who squandered a 3-0 lead and had two chances with the go-ahead
run at the plate in the ninth.
Ziegler plunked Rickie Weeks to start the frame and gave up a one-out single
to pinch-hitter Juan Francisco, but a strikeout by Logan Schafer and a routine
fielder's choice groundout by pinch-hitter Martin Maldonado secured Ziegler's
Jean Segura doubled in the first inning and came around when Lucroy cleared
the high center-field wall with plenty of room to spare.
Miley hung a 2-1 breaking call to Gomez in the third and watched as the All-
Star outfielder crushed it into the left-field seats and jogged around the
bases for his 14th home run of the year.
Gallardo found trouble in the fifth when Prado led off with a double and
Miguel Montero followed with a single. He retired the next two hitters, but
Eaton split Schafer and Gomez with a sinking liner into the left-field gap and
legged out a two-run triple for his first hit of the season.
Arizona tied it without a hit in the sixth when Goldschmidt earned a leadoff
walk, advanced on a wild pitch and a groundout and scored on Jason Kubel's
Before the game, the Brewers placed outfielder Ryan Braun on the bereavement
list ... Miley has allowed three earned runs or less in eight straight starts
... Gallardo came in 6-0 with a 1.62 ERA in his career against the D'backs ...
Gomez needs two more hits for 100 on the season. If he gets two within the
rest of the series, it will be the first time the Brewers have three players
(Gomez, Segura and Norichika Aoki) with 100 or more hits before the All-Star
break ... Lucroy has 48 RBI as a catcher this season, which leads the majors
at that position ... Arizona swept a three-game series in Milwaukee when these
teams met in April.
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