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Diamondbacks tie record with four straight homers, beat Brewers

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MILWAUKEE -- Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson was in awe of his team's power display.

The Diamondbacks tied a major league record by hitting four consecutive home runs, with Adam LaRoche, Miguel Montero, Mark Reynolds and Stephen Drew connecting in the fourth inning Wednesday night to beat Milwaukee 8-2.

The Diamondbacks became just the seventh team in history to accomplish the feat.

"I don't know what to tell you about that," Gibson said. "It was a freak thing. I was happy to be part of it."

Arizona nearly made it five home runs in the inning, but Chris Young flied out to deep center field.

Milwaukee starter Dave Bush took a 2-0 lead into the fourth and retired Justin Upton on a fly ball to start the inning.

LaRoche then hit his 19th home run into the Diamondbacks' bullpen and Montero followed with a shot into the second deck in right field.

Reynolds was next with his 26th home run to left and Drew capped the run with his seventh home run to right.

"I didn't even swing very hard at it," Reynolds said. "I just put the barrel on it."

Drew said he was also not necessarily going for the fourth straight home run.

"It's pretty special," he said. "You don't see that too often. It's one of those things that was meant to be and it was a special time."

Bush is the first pitcher in the majors to give up four straight home runs since the New York Yankees' Chase Wright did it against Boston on April 22, 2007. Wright now pitches for the Brewers' Triple-A team in Nashville.

Daniel Hudson (3-0) got the win as he continued his strong pitching for Arizona since the Diamondbacks acquired him and pitching prospect David Holmberg from the Chicago White Sox in a deal for starter Edwin Jackson July 30.

Hudson pitched seven innings, giving up two runs and seven hits. He has given up four runs in his three starts for Arizona.

Hudson helped himself in the sixth inning as he ripped a bases-loaded double to increase Arizona's lead to 7-2. He said he was glad to benefit from the Diamondbacks' home run outburst after giving up back-to-back home runs to the Brewers in the second inning.

"I like it when guys pick me up, especially after a rough inning like the second inning," he said. "

Bush (5-10) took the loss for the Brewers, who lost for the third straight time against Arizona. He gave up seven runs in 5 1/3 innings.

Bush said he wasn't exactly sure what happened in the fourth inning.

"I'm going to assume I lost a little location," he said. "There wasn't anything that changed other than that little bit of a rut there. It was frustrating for sure."

Brewers manager Ken Macha said Bush may have had trouble locating his pitches.

"He was pitching along ok, then bang, bang, bang," Macha said. "I think they were all mislocated pitches, right down the middle."

The Brewers continued to struggle at the plate, despite the return of All-Star outfielder Corey Hart to the lineup. Hart had missed the past two games with a sore back. He went 0 for 3 with a walk. Brewers' All-Star left fielder Ryan Braun did not start his third straight game with a bruised wrist. He pinch-hit in the eighth inning and struck out.

Prince Fielder hit his 25th home run of the season in the second inning. It was Fielder's first home run since July 22 against Pittsburgh. Casey McGehee hit the next pitch for his 15th home run to give the Brewers a 2-0 lead.

Notes

  • Brewers CF Carlos Gomez will begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A Nashville. Gomez has not played since he was struck in the head by a pitch Aug. 2 in Chicago.
  • Diamondbacks closer Juan Gutierrez threw a bullpen session Wednesday. He has been on the disabled list since Aug. 3 with right shoulder inflammation.
  • Fielder played in his team record 300th consecutive game Wednesday.
 
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Miguel Montero takes a look at his solo shot, the second of the four home runs in the fourth inning. (AP)
Miguel Montero takes a look at his solo shot, the second of the four home runs in the fourth inning. (AP)

Players of the Game
Arizona

D. Hudson
IP 7.0
H 7
ER 2
BB 1
K 9
Milwaukee

C. McGehee
AB 4
R 1
H 4
HR 1
RBI 1
 
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Chris Young, CF3010212 .269
Kelly Johnson, 2B4000113 .282
Justin Upton, RF5011001 .277
Adam LaRoche, 1B5121013 .272
Miguel Montero, C4211111 .305
Mark Reynolds, 3B4111021 .217
Stephen Drew, SS3211101 .264
Gerardo Parra, LF3120000 .237
Daniel Hudson, P2113011 .222
   a- Ryan Church, PH1000010 .181
    Rafael Rodriguez, P0000000 .000
    Jordan Norberto, P0000000 .000
Totals34810858  
a-struck out for Hudson in the 8th
Batting
2B - Daniel Hudson (1, Coffey)
HR - Adam LaRoche (19, Bush), Miguel Montero (6, Bush), Mark Reynolds (26, Bush), Stephen Drew (7, Bush)
SH - Daniel Hudson (1)
RBI - Justin Upton (58), Adam LaRoche (74), Miguel Montero (26), Mark Reynolds (70), Stephen Drew (37), Daniel Hudson 3 (5)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Chris Young 1
DP - Drew-Johnson
E - Stephen Drew (6, Missed catch of throw)
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Daniel Hudson (W,4-1) 7722192 3.52
Rafael Rodriguez 0.2100110 5.79
Jordan Norberto 1.1000020 7.36
HBP - Fielder (by Rafael Rodriguez)
Pitches-Strikes - Daniel Hudson 100-66, Rafael Rodriguez 21-12, Jordan Norberto 18-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Daniel Hudson 4-6, Rafael Rodriguez 1-0
Batters Faced - Daniel Hudson 27, Rafael Rodriguez 5, Jordan Norberto 4
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rickie Weeks, 2B4000031 .269
Lorenzo Cain, LF-CF4000020 .391
Corey Hart, RF3000120 .288
Prince Fielder, 1B3111010 .270
Casey McGehee, 3B4141000 .279
Chris Dickerson, CF2010111 .204
   a- Ryan Braun, PH1000013 .289
    Kameron Loe, P0000000 .000
Alcides Escobar, SS-LF4010000 .253
Jonathan Lucroy, C4000023 .258
Dave Bush, P2010000 .139
    Todd Coffey, P0000000 .000
    David Riske, P0000000 .000
   b- Joe Inglett, PH1000002 .262
    Trevor Hoffman, P0000000 .000
    Craig Counsell, SS1000000 .236
Totals33282212  
a-struck out for Dickerson in the 8th
b-lined out for Riske in the 7th
Batting
HR - Prince Fielder (25, Hudson), Casey McGehee (17, Hudson)
RBI - Prince Fielder (59), Casey McGehee (70)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Escobar-Weeks-Fielder, Weeks-Counsell-Fielder
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dave Bush (L,5-10) 5.1877244 4.78
Todd Coffey 0.2111210 4.73
David Riske 1000020 5.24
Trevor Hoffman 1000110 6.63
Kameron Loe 1100000 2.41
HBP - Parra (by Dave Bush)
Pitches-Strikes - Dave Bush 99-63, Todd Coffey 22-11, David Riske 15-10, Trevor Hoffman 12-7, Kameron Loe 4-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dave Bush 5-6, Todd Coffey 1-0, Trevor Hoffman 1-1, Kameron Loe 2-0
Batters Faced - Dave Bush 26, Todd Coffey 5, David Riske 3, Trevor Hoffman 4, Kameron Loe 3
Game Information
Attendance - 29611
Game Time - 3:00
Temperature - 84
Umpires - Home - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Angel Campos, Second Base - C.B. Bucknor, Third Base - Doug Eddings