|Milwaukee (46-38) «||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||1||4||8||1|
PHOENIX -- Mike Cameron's rough road trip took a turn for the better Wednesday night.
"I wasn't trying to think too hard," said Cameron, who was 4-for-23 in the first eight games of the Brewers' 10-game trip that ends Thursday. "It was just a curveball and I put a good swing on it. It ended up being a big hit."
Cameron finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and Rickie Weeks added his first career pinch-hit home run for the Brewers, who rallied from a 2-0 deficit for their second straight win.
"It was a beautiful game," said Salomon Torres, who allowed two baserunners in the ninth before recording his 15th save in 17 opportunities.
The Diamondbacks (42-43), who left 12 men on base and had two runners thrown out at home, lost for the eighth time in 11 games and dropped below .500 for the first time since opening the season 1-2. Their lead in the NL West over the Los Angeles Dodgers slipped to 1½ games.
"We're going through a tough period where we're coughing up some games where we don't normally give them up," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said. "They got some big hits when they needed it. That was the deciding factor. They got some big hits and we left some guys out there."
David Riske (1-1) earned the win after surrendering a game-tying homer to Justin Upton, his 10th, in the bottom of the eighth. Torres gave up a leadoff single to Orlando Hudson and walked Mark Reynolds with one out before retiring Chris Young on a game-ending double play.
"I didn't deviate from my thought process," Torres said. "I said to myself to keep the ball down, make him hit your pitch."
Branyan reached on an error by Reynolds, who was making his first career appearance at first base after pinch-hitting for Chad Tracy in the seventh. Gabe Kapler sacrificed Branyan to second and Cameron followed with a sharp single to left off closer Brandon Lyon (2-3) to make it 4-3.
"I've got to make to the play," Reynolds said. "It was just a groundball. I should have made the play."
Weeks, who had spent all day Tuesday in bed with the flu, had given Milwaukee a 3-2 lead in the eighth when he drove an 0-2 pitch from Tony Pena six rows into the stands in left for his eighth home run.
"We figured Rickie's a leadoff hitter, let's see if he can't lead off and get on base," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "He put a jolt into one."
Arizona took a 2-0 lead against Milwaukee starter Seth McClung.
Tracy singled to lead off the second, Young reached on an infield single and Upton was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Miguel Montero followed with a ground single into shallow center.
The Diamondbacks made it 2-0 in the third when Hudson doubled to left and scored on Young's two-out single off second base.
J.J. Hardy drove in Jason Kendall with a sharp single to left in the sixth, pulling the Brewers within 2-1. In the seventh, Kapler tripled to the base of the wall in right-center with two outs and Cameron followed with a bloop single to left off Chad Qualls to make it 2-2.
"It was just one pitch," Qualls said. "I make that mistake and I'm not getting away with it right now."
Yusmeiro Petit, making his first major league start since Sept. 30, retired 15 of the first 16 batters he faced and allowed only three baserunners over six innings.
The Brewers have won 10 of their last 13 against the Diamondbacks. ... Petit had been recalled from Triple-A Tucson on June 27 when RHP Edgar Gonzalez was placed on the 15-day DL. ... Brewers 1B Prince Fielder went 0-for-4 to extend his skid to 2-for-31 over nine games. ... The Diamondbacks, who had four bunt singles in their first 84 games, had two in the first two innings.
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|Craig Counsell, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.240|
|J.J. Hardy, SS||4||0||2||1||0||1||1||.273|
|Corey Hart, RF||4||0||1||0||0||1||1||.292|
|Prince Fielder, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.268|
|Russell Branyan, 3B||4||1||0||0||0||1||0||.264|
|Gabe Kapler, LF||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||.308|
|Mike Cameron, CF||4||0||2||2||0||1||0||.222|
|Jason Kendall, C||3||1||0||0||0||0||2||.271|
|Seth McClung, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
|Carlos Villanueva, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.143|
|Brian Shouse, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Rickie Weeks, PH||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||.218|
|David Riske, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Joe Dillon, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.226|
|Salomon Torres, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-homered for Shouse in the 8th|
|b-flied out for Riske in the 9th|
|2B - Mike Cameron (9, Qualls)|
|3B - Gabe Kapler (2, Qualls)|
|HR - Rickie Weeks (8, Pena)|
|SH - Gabe Kapler (1), Seth McClung (2)|
|RBI - J.J. Hardy (31), Mike Cameron 2 (30), Rickie Weeks (23)|
|2-OUT RBI - J.J. Hardy (13), Mike Cameron (10)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|Outfield Assists - Mike Cameron 1|
|DP - Branyan-Fielder|
|E - J.J. Hardy (5, Throwing)|
|David Riske (BS,1; W,1-1)||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||5.04|
|Salomon Torres (S,15)||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||2.51|
|HBP - Upton (by Seth McClung), Ojeda (by Seth McClung)|
|WP - Seth McClung (4)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Seth McClung 96-58, Carlos Villanueva 16-12, Brian Shouse 6-6, David Riske 21-14, Salomon Torres 15-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Seth McClung 3-6, Carlos Villanueva 2-0, Brian Shouse 2-0, David Riske 1-1, Salomon Torres 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Seth McClung 26, Carlos Villanueva 5, Brian Shouse 2, David Riske 5, Salomon Torres 4|
|Augie Ojeda, 3B||3||0||1||0||1||0||1||.303|
|Stephen Drew, SS||5||0||2||0||0||0||5||.258|
|Orlando Hudson, 2B||5||1||4||0||0||0||0||.297|
|Conor Jackson, LF||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.310|
|Chad Tracy, 1B||3||1||1||0||0||1||2||.264|
|a- Mark Reynolds, PH-1B||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||.261|
|Chris Young, CF||5||0||2||1||0||0||4||.237|
|Justin Upton, RF||3||1||1||1||0||2||1||.238|
|Miguel Montero, C||3||0||1||1||1||1||0||.250|
|Yusmeiro Petit, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.000|
|b- Jeff Salazar, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.202|
|Doug Slaten, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Chad Qualls, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Tony Pena, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Chris Burke, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.168|
|Brandon Lyon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-hit into fielder's choice for Tracy in the 7th|
|b-struck out for Petit in the 6th|
|c-struck out for Pena in the 8th|
|2B - Stephen Drew (18, McClung), Orlando Hudson (20, McClung)|
|HR - Justin Upton (10, Riske)|
|SH - Conor Jackson (1), Yusmeiro Petit (1)|
|RBI - Chris Young (45), Justin Upton (30), Miguel Montero (7)|
|2-OUT RBI - Chris Young (15)|
|Team LOB - 12|
|Outfield Assists - Chris Young 1|
|DP - Young-Hudson|
|E - Mark Reynolds (15, Misplayed grounder)|
|Doug Slaten (H,3)||0.2||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.81|
|Chad Qualls (BS,6)||0.1||2||1||1||0||0||0||3.49|
|Brandon Lyon (L,2-3)||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||2.65|
|HBP - Kendall (by Yusmeiro Petit)|
|WP - Yusmeiro Petit (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Yusmeiro Petit 77-53, Doug Slaten 6-5, Chad Qualls 8-5, Tony Pena 18-13, Brandon Lyon 16-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yusmeiro Petit 6-8, Chad Qualls 1-0, Brandon Lyon 2-2|
|Batters Faced - Yusmeiro Petit 21, Doug Slaten 2, Chad Qualls 3, Tony Pena 5, Brandon Lyon 5|
|Attendance - 22324|
|Game Time - 2:58|
|Temperature - 81|
|Umpires - Home - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Tim Tschida, Third Base - Jim Joyce|