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Brewers 6, Diamondbacks 1

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PHOENIX -- The Milwaukee Brewers started out scoreless in San Diego and headed home on an Arizona high.

Chris Narveson gave up three hits pitching into the sixth inning and drove in a run, three Milwaukee players homered and the Brewers beat the Diamondbacks 6-1 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

The Brewers, who routed Arizona 17-3 on Saturday night, got homers from Prince Fielder, Casey McGehee and Gregg Zaun to win for the fifth time in six games after losing three of four in San Diego, all by shutouts.

"What a turnaround on the road," manager Ken Macha said, "to come home 6-4 on the road trip."

Narveson (3-0), a left-hander in his third start since replacing Jeff Suppan in the rotation, allowed a run on three hits. He struck out eight, walked two and singled to bring in Milwaukee's second run. Two of the hits he gave up were infield singles by Justin Upton and Stephen Drew. The other was Adam LaRoche's two-out RBI single in the sixth that ended his day.

"His change-up was outstanding today," the catcher Zaun said, "the best I've seen it. His fastball was good, the cutter was good, the curve ball was good. Everything was good. I think he only missed his spot with one pitch."

The Brewers broke it open with McGehee's three-run opposite-field homer and Zaun's solo shot off reliever Esmerling Vasquez in the eighth, after Arizona botched a chance to tie the game in the seventh.

They were the first consecutive homers for Milwaukee this season. The Diamondbacks' battered bullpen has allowed 14 runs in seven innings.

Vasquez had been the exception, working four straight scoreless innings and not allowing a run in six of seven appearances overall.

"To go with the hot guy and have it backfire is frustrating," Arizona manager A.J. Hinch said. "It's officially hit just about everybody down there in that bullpen, the struggles have."

Ian Kennedy (2-2) failed in his bid for a third straight victory despite giving up only two runs on six hits in seven innings. He fanned five and his only walk was intentional.

Fielder hit his fourth home run of the season to lead off the second. The Brewers made it 2-0 in the sixth when Corey Hart tripled off the overhang in left center, then scored on Narveson's line single to right.

The Diamondbacks blew their chance to at least tie it 2-2 in the seventh. Chris Young singled, then Drew drove one over the right fielder's head. Young, probably the fastest player on the team, rounded third and was headed to the plate when third base coach Bo Porter put up the stop sign. Young put on the brakes, then Porter told him to go, but it was too late. Young eventually got back to third and Drew was caught in a rundown between second and third.

"When I was going around second I saw C.Y. start taking off," Drew said. "From my standpoint, I wanted him to throw it to third and let C.Y. score. It was kind of unfortunate they kind of held up C.Y. and we get in a rundown."

Hinch said he needed to see the play again to assess how it happened.

"Needless to say, it was a bad play," he said.

After Chris Snyder walked, pinch hitter Rusty Ryal popped out to first. Left-hander Mitch Stetter, just called up from Triple-A Nashville, came on to get Kelly Johnson to fly out to the boos of the crowd.

Milwaukee loaded the bases with one out in the sixth and failed to score. Macha gave Zaun the green light on 3-0 and the batter fouled out to the catcher, then Jody Gerut grounded out.

"I tried to do too much with it," Zaun said. "It's one of those pitches if I get it 10 more times I don't miss it. Always learn from your mistakes."

The next time up he homered.

Notes

Milwaukee swept the Diamondbacks in Arizona last season, too. ... Arizona is the runaway leader in the majors for most HRs allowed with 50 ... The Diamondbacks struck out 29 times in the series and fell behind Los Angeles into last place in the NL West. The Dodgers begin a three-game series in Arizona on Monday night. ... After hitting for the cycle Saturday night, Gerut was 0 for 3.

 
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Players of the Game
Milwaukee

P. Fielder
AB 4
R 2
H 1
HR 1
RBI 1
Arizona

I. Kennedy
IP 7.0
H 6
ER 2
BB 1
K 5
 
Milwaukee Brewers
Rickie Weeks, 2B5020011 .282
Craig Counsell, SS5010002 .321
Ryan Braun, LF5120001 .365
Prince Fielder, 1B4211123 .252
Casey McGehee, 3B3113100 .304
Gregg Zaun, C4111013 .259
Jody Gerut, CF3000003 .205
    Todd Coffey, P0000000 .000
    Mitch Stetter, P0000000 .000
   a- Joe Inglett, PH1000010 .346
    Carlos Villanueva, P0000000 .000
    Jeff Suppan, P0000000 .200
Corey Hart, RF4120000 .266
Chris Narveson, P2011000 .286
    Jim Edmonds, CF2000021 .250
Totals38611627  
a-struck out for Stetter in the 8th
Batting
2B - Rickie Weeks (6, Kennedy)
3B - Corey Hart (1, Kennedy)
HR - Prince Fielder (4, Kennedy), Casey McGehee (6, Vasquez), Gregg Zaun (2, Vasquez)
RBI - Prince Fielder (15), Casey McGehee 3 (28), Gregg Zaun (13), Chris Narveson (1)
2-OUT RBI - Chris Narveson (1)
SB - Rickie Weeks (3, 2nd base off Gutierrez/Snyder), Ryan Braun (8, 2nd base off Kennedy/Snyder)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Corey Hart 1
DP - McGehee-Weeks-Fielder, Suppan-Zaun-Fielder
Milwaukee Brewers
Chris Narveson (W,3-0) 5.2311280 5.06
Todd Coffey (H,7) 1200100 2.35
Mitch Stetter (H,3) 0.1000000 0.00
Carlos Villanueva 1100010 0.51
Jeff Suppan 1200110 6.38
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Narveson 98-65, Todd Coffey 25-17, Mitch Stetter 3-2, Carlos Villanueva 11-8, Jeff Suppan 13-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Narveson 4-5, Carlos Villanueva 1-0, Jeff Suppan 1-0
Batters Faced - Chris Narveson 22, Todd Coffey 5, Mitch Stetter 1, Carlos Villanueva 3, Jeff Suppan 5
Arizona Diamondbacks
Kelly Johnson, 2B4100023 .282
Conor Jackson, LF3010110 .269
Justin Upton, RF4010002 .220
Adam LaRoche, 1B4011011 .260
Mark Reynolds, 3B4000032 .230
Chris Young, CF3010110 .294
Stephen Drew, SS4030010 .304
Chris Snyder, C3010101 .247
Ian Kennedy, P1000110 .154
   a- Rusty Ryal, PH1000002 .400
    Esmerling Vasquez, P0000000 .000
    Aaron Heilman, P0000000 .000
    Juan Gutierrez, P0000000 .000
   b- Tony Abreu, PH1000001 .333
Totals32181410  
a-popped out for Kennedy in the 7th
b-grounded into a double play for Gutierrez in the 9th
Batting
2B - Stephen Drew (9, Coffey)
RBI - Adam LaRoche (20)
2-OUT RBI - Adam LaRoche (9)
Team LOB - 8
Arizona Diamondbacks
Ian Kennedy (L,2-2) 7622151 3.48
Esmerling Vasquez 0.1344102 6.30
Aaron Heilman 0.2100020 4.26
Juan Gutierrez 1100000 6.75
IBB - McGehee by Ian Kennedy
WP - Ian Kennedy (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Ian Kennedy 100-62, Esmerling Vasquez 30-19, Aaron Heilman 13-9, Juan Gutierrez 14-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ian Kennedy 8-8, Esmerling Vasquez 1-0
Batters Faced - Ian Kennedy 28, Esmerling Vasquez 5, Aaron Heilman 3, Juan Gutierrez 4
Game Information
Attendance - 25358
Game Time - 3:14
Temperature - 74
Umpires - Home - C.B. Bucknor, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Dana DeMuth, Third Base - Kerwin Danley