National League Game Summary - Arizona at Milwaukee
(Tuesday, July 5th)
Final Score: Arizona 7, Milwaukee 3
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Gerardo Parra went 2-for-4 with a home run
and three RBI and Justin Upton added a pair of hits, including a homer, as the
Arizona Diamondbacks breezed to a 7-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Diamondbacks, who won the opener of this three-game set in comeback
fashion on Monday, received a two-run single from Miguel Montero in a four-run
Zach Duke (2-3) allowed just two runs on five hits and a pair of walks over
seven innings to break a personal six-game losing streak at Miller Park.
Randy Wolf (6-6) lasted six innings, but surrendered a season-high seven runs
on 10 hits and four walks, as the Brewers dropped their third straight.
"It was one of those games where the way I felt didn't match the results,"
said Wolf. "I felt good on the mound, but obviously, the results weren't good
Corey Hart belted his second homer in as many games and Prince Fielder added a
solo shot and an RBI single.
It marked the first time this season that the Brewers -- losers of seven of
their last eight -- have dropped consecutive games at home.
The Diamondbacks picked up where they left off Monday night, loading the bases
with one down in the first, before Montero's single to right plated Kelly
Johnson and Upton.
"He was very patient," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said of Montero. "He's
learning. He's got enough talent to be an All-Star and hit .300."
Xavier Nady then brought home Chris Young with a groundout and Parra followed
with a single to center to plate Montero, giving Arizona a healthy 4-0 lead.
Fielder got the Brewers on the board in unconventional style a half inning
later, bringing Rickie Weeks home from third on a high-chopping infield single
to the right side.
Upton extended the Diamondbacks' advantage with an emphatic leadoff blast in
Later in the frame, with two down, Nady singled to right and Parra made it a
7-1 lead with a blast to right-center.
With two down in the sixth, Fielder connected on his 22nd homer of the season
-- a deep shot into the upper deck in right.
Hart's homer came in the eighth and made it a 7-3 game.
Later in the inning, with two down, Mark Kotsay singled and Casey McGehee
walked, but pinch-hitter Craig Counsell tapped a weak grounder back to pitcher
Aaron Heilman to end the threat.
A Weeks walk and a Nyjer Morgan single placed runners at first and second
with two down in the ninth, but David Hernandez entered and induced Hart into
a game-ending groundout to earn his fifth save of the season.
In all, the Brewers went 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded
With the loss and a Pittsburgh win, Milwaukee was overtaken for second place
in the NL Central by the surging Pirates...Young has reached base safely in 16
straight games...Previously, Duke had never won at Miller Park...Parra's five
home runs this season tie a career high...Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun,
owner of a career-high 22-game hitting streak, sat out his third straight game
with a strained left calf.
07/06 00:18:46 ET
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