National League Game Summary - Arizona at Milwaukee
(Monday, July 4th)
Final Score: Arizona 8, Milwaukee 6
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Chris Young and Miguel Montero hit RBI
singles in the ninth inning to complete a methodical comeback, as the Arizona
Diamondbacks downed the Milwaukee Brewers, 8-6, in the opener of a three-game
The heroics overshadowed Milwaukee starter Shaun Marcum's fourth-inning grand
slam. The hurler's first career home run gave the Brewers a 6-1 lead, but the
Diamondbacks mounted an impressive comeback, scoring in each of the next five
innings to earn the win.
Wily Mo Pena belted a home run and Juan Miranda doubled twice and knocked in
two runs during the rally.
With the game tied 6-6, Kelly Johnson led off with a single and advanced to
second on a John Axford (2-2) wild pitch, before scoring two batters later on
Young's single to left.
"Axford was just out of whack," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. "He wasn't
Sam Demel (2-2) worked a perfect eighth and David Hernandez struck out the
side in the ninth to earn his fourth save.
Corey Hart hit a solo home run for the Brewers, who have dropped six of seven.
Following his clutch hit, Young stole second and advanced to third when
Jonathan Lucroy's throw went astray. Montero plated Young with a single to
center, sealing the final margin.
"A couple of the guys mentioned that Milwaukee had lost yesterday when they
led 6-1, so we weren't down in the dugout," said Diamondbacks manager Kirk
Gibson. "You keep grinding and you can't get discouraged."
The Brewers, who fell to the Twins on Sunday despite holding a 6-1 advantage,
went on top in the third, as Casey McGehee led off with a double, advanced
to third on Lucroy's single and crossed the plate on Miranda's throwing
Montero hit a solo shot to tie the game in the fourth, but was thoroughly
upstaged the next half-inning.
Prince Fielder followed Hart's leadoff homer with a single and, after Yuniesky
Betancourt and Mark Kotsay were retired, McGehee singled and Lucroy walked to
load the bases.
Marcum quickly fell behind 0-2, then fouled off a fastball before laying into
a slider, driving the ball deep over the fence in left and the jubilant
Milwaukee bullpen. It was just the second grand slam by a pitcher in franchise
history, with the first coming off the bat the Seattle Pilots' Fred Talbot in
Undaunted, the Diamondbacks began to chip away in the fifth on Pena's solo
In the sixth, Sean Burroughs singled home Justin Upton, advanced to second on
Rickie Weeks' throwing error, and crossed the plate on Miranda's double.
Marcum, who allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out
five, was spelled by LaTroy Hawkins to begin the seventh.
Ryan Roberts greeted Hawkins with a single up the middle. He advanced to
second on Kelly Johnson's groundout and scored on Stephen Drew's single.
Miranda doubled again in the eighth, bringing home Burroughs, who reached
previously with a single, as the Diamondbacks had clawed all the way back to
tie the game.
Marcum's grand slam was the first by a Brewer this season...Young has reached
base safely in 15 straight games...The Brewers have not lost consecutive games
at home all season.
07/04 20:45:06 ET
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