Diamondbacks bolt to big lead, top BrewersJul 6, 2011 - 4:18 AM
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 first inning.
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 at all."
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 the third.
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 six.
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.
- ARIZONA: 7
Jul 5 10:51 PM
- Corey Hart one-out, solo Home Run (10) to center. Prince Fielder due up.
Diamondbacks 7, Brewers 3 Bot 8, 1 OutJul 5 10:19 PM
- Prince Fielder two-out, solo Home Run (22) to right. Yuniesky Betancourt due up.
Diamondbacks 7, Brewers 2 Bot 6, 2 OutsJul 5 9:50 PM
- Gerardo Parra two-out, two-run Home Run (5) to right scored Xavier Nady. Ryan Roberts due up.
Diamondbacks 7, Brewers 1 Top 3, 2 OutsJul 5 8:52 PM
- Chris Young flied out to center. None on with one out and Miguel Montero due up.
Diamondbacks 5, Brewers 1 Top 3, 1 OutJul 5 8:49 PM
- Prince Fielder infield single to second scored Rickie Weeks with two out. Runner on first and Yuniesky Betancourt due up.
Diamondbacks 4, Brewers 1 Bot 1, 2 OutsJul 5 8:32 PM
- Gerardo Parra single to center scored Miguel Montero with two out. On the play, Gerardo Parra was thrown out at second, center to pitcher to short to end the inning.
Diamondbacks 4, Brewers 0 Mid 1Jul 5 8:25 PM
- Xavier Nady grounded out short to first scored Chris Young with two out. On the play, Miguel Montero advances to second. Runner on second and Gerardo Parra due up.
Diamondbacks 3, Brewers 0 Top 1, 2 OutsJul 5 8:20 PM
- Miguel Montero single to right scored Kelly Johnson and Justin Upton with one out. On the play, Chris Young advances to third. Runners on first and third and Xavier Nady due up.
Diamondbacks 2, Brewers 0 Top 1, 1 OutJul 5 8:19 PM
- ARIZONA: 0
Top 1, 1 Out
Jul 5 8:12 PM
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