MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewer s are playing with a new sense of confidence and it's showing in the results.
Geoff Jenkins homered to open the Brewers' six-run seventh inning, and Lyle Overbay also connected in a 7-2 come-from-behind victory over Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
"That's the way the team has been playing lately," J.J. Hardy said. "We kind of have that attitude that we're going to win the ballgame no matter what."
The Brewers (50-51) are one game under .500 for the first time since May 29.
Trailing 2-1 heading into the seventh, the Brewers started the inning with four straight hits and sent 10 batters to the plate. Jenkins led off with his 13th homer off Brandon Webb (8-8), then Russell Branyan singled and Damian Miller doubled to chase Arizona's starter.
Hardy greeted reliever Lance Cormier with an RBI single. Pinch-hitter Chris Magruder followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 4-2. Brady Clark then hit a ground-rule double and Rickie Weeks reached on shortstop Royce Clayton's two-base error that allowed Hardy and Clark to score.
Carlos Lee finished the rally with an RBI single, his NL-leading 84th RBI that gave Milwaukee a 7-2 lead.
"Earlier this year, if we were down, we kind of gave up," said Hardy, who hit a tiebreaking homer Monday. "Now, we have that fight that we expect to win the ballgame."
Dana Eveland (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for his first major league victory.
"The key was Eveland coming in there and holding them," Brewers manager Ned Yost said of the rookie pitcher who made his big league debut July 16 against Washington.
Webb, who missed his scheduled start Monday with a viral infection, allowed four runs on eight hits in six-plus innings. He has struggled since starting the season with six straight wins and three no-decisions. Since beating San Francisco June 23, he is 0-5 with a no-decision in his last six starts.
"It seems like I go pretty good for five or six innings and then it seems to unravel," Webb said. "I haven't been able to stop a snowball."
Milwaukee starter Chris Capuano faced his former team for the first time since being acquired in the deal that sent Richie Sexson to Arizona on Dec. 1, 2003. The Brewers also received Overbay, Chad Moeller, Junior Spivey, Craig Counsell and Jorge De La Rosa in the deal.
On Tuesday, Capuano gave up two runs -- one earned -- on four hits in five innings. He struck out six and walked three.
Clark, who was 8-for-20 in his last 11 games, led off the second with his 16th home run and gave Arizona the early lead.
The Diamondbacks turned two fielding errors into an unearned run in the third.
Chris Synder walked and advanced on Counsell's one-out single to center. Clayton hit a grounder to shortstop Hardy who could not field the potential doble-play ball and was charged with an error.
Luis Gonzalez then hit a two-hopper back to Capuano who let the ball squirt under his glove for the second error as Synder scored. Clark hit into a double play, started by Hardy, to end the inning.
"We missed a chance in the third, not to put them away, but certainly gave them the feeling that we are in total charge of the game," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said.
Overbay pulled the Brewers to 2-1 in the fourth with his 16th homer, a solo shot to right that tied his career high. Manager Ned Yost was ejected by first base umpire Ron Kulpa after Jenkins was called out to end the inning.
Jenkins had hit a grounder that hugged the line, but was grabbed by first baseman Clark just before it rolled foul. When Clark stepped on the bag for the out, Yost came out to argue the ball was foul and was ejected for the second time this season.
Brewers owner Mark Attanasio was nearly hit by an errant throw during pregame practice. LF Lee was fielding grounders with INF Wes Helms at third base. Lee overthrew Overbay at first and almost nailed Attanasio who was filming a promotional spot in foul territory up the right-field line. Lee retreated to the dugout and jokingly yelled toward his teammates, "He was trying to hit you. Release him." Later, Antanasio gave Lee a friendly slap on the back. ... The Brewers added the names of former manager Harvey Kuenn and third baseman Don Money to the Miller Park Walk of Fame in pregame ceremonies. ... Arizona 3B Troy Glaus missed his second consecutive game with back spasms.
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|Craig Counsell, 2B||4||0||3||0||0||1||0||.269|
|Royce Clayton, SS||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.269|
|Luis Gonzalez, LF||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.274|
|Tony Clark, 1B||3||1||1||1||1||1||1||.328|
|Alex Cintron, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||2||2||.272|
|Shawn Green, RF||4||0||1||0||0||1||0||.289|
|Jose Cruz Jr., CF||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||.214|
|Chris Snyder, C||1||1||1||0||2||0||0||.226|
|a- Quinton McCracken, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.241|
|Brandon Webb, P||3||0||0||0||0||2||4||.056|
|Lance Cormier, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
|Mike Koplove, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brandon Medders, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Chad Tracy, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.292|
|a-flied out for Snyder in the 9th|
|b-struck out for Medders in the 9th|
|2B - Shawn Green (25, Eveland)|
|HR - Tony Clark (16, Capuano)|
|SH - Royce Clayton (8)|
|RBI - Tony Clark (52)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - Clayton-Counsell-Clark, Cintron-Clark, Clayton-Counsell-Clark|
|E - Royce Clayton (8, Misplayed grounder)|
|Brandon Webb (L,8-8)||6||8||4||4||1||4||2||4.11|
|Pitches-Strikes - Brandon Webb 89-54, Lance Cormier 9-6, Mike Koplove 8-7, Brandon Medders 14-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brandon Webb 7-5, Mike Koplove 1-1, Brandon Medders 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Brandon Webb 25, Lance Cormier 3, Mike Koplove 4, Brandon Medders 3|
|Brady Clark, CF||3||1||1||0||1||0||1||.316|
|Rickie Weeks, 2B||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||.263|
|Lyle Overbay, 1B||4||1||2||1||0||2||1||.292|
|Carlos Lee, LF||4||0||2||1||0||0||1||.269|
|Geoff Jenkins, RF||4||1||1||1||0||0||2||.278|
|Russell Branyan, 3B||3||1||1||0||1||2||1||.275|
|Damian Miller, C||4||1||2||0||0||2||2||.272|
|J.J. Hardy, SS||4||1||2||1||0||0||2||.214|
|Chris Capuano, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.116|
|a- Wes Helms, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.288|
|Dana Eveland, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Chris Magruder, PH||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.220|
|Matt Wise, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.000|
|a-flied out for Capuano in the 5th|
|b-hit a sacrifice fly for Eveland in the 7th|
|2B - Brady Clark (23, Cormier), Carlos Lee (27, Webb), Damian Miller (18, Webb)|
|HR - Lyle Overbay (16, Webb), Geoff Jenkins (13, Webb)|
|SF - Chris Magruder (1)|
|RBI - Rickie Weeks (20), Lyle Overbay (52), Carlos Lee (84), Geoff Jenkins (46), J.J. Hardy (25), Chris Magruder (11)|
|2-OUT RBI - Carlos Lee (35)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|Outfield Assists - Geoff Jenkins 1|
|DP - Hardy-Weeks-Overbay, Jenkins-Branyan, Weeks-Hardy-Overbay|
|E - Chris Capuano (2, ), J.J. Hardy (6, Misplayed grounder)|
|Dana Eveland (W,1-0)||2||2||0||0||1||0||0||3.38|
|IBB - Clark by Chris Capuano|
|Pitches-Strikes - Chris Capuano 99-58, Dana Eveland 16-11, Matt Wise 29-20|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Capuano 8-2, Dana Eveland 3-1, Matt Wise 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Chris Capuano 23, Dana Eveland 7, Matt Wise 6|
|Attendance - 31128|
|Game Time - 2:42|
|Temperature - 77|
|Umpires - Home - Tim Tschida, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Dale Scott|