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PHOENIX -- Maybe someday the Arizona Diamondbacks will beat Yovani Gallardo. Their latest effort wasn't even close.

Ryan Braun, Rickie Weeks and Corey Hart homered and Gallardo maintained his mastery of Arizona on Friday night in the Milwaukee Brewers' 7-1 victory.

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Gallardo (3-4) held the Diamondbacks to one run and five hits through 7 1-3 innings to improve to 6-0 in six career starts against Arizona. That doesn't count a victory over the Diamondbacks and Ian Kennedy in last year's divisional playoffs.

"He just pounds the strike zone," the Diamondbacks' Justin Upton said. "If you don't get him early he's got power stuff that puts you away. He is a four-pitch pitcher and commands them all and pounds the zone."

All four of the pitches were working Friday.

"Everything was working," Gallardo said. "Timing, rhythm, release point. I know it gets kind of boring, but that's big for me."

Kennedy (3-5) was the loser Friday night, too. The Arizona right-hander, a 21-game winner last season, allowed four runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings in his fifth straight loss. Kennedy has lost more games than he did all last season.

"It is a bad, bad run," he said. "I have mixed some good ones in there and mixed some bad ones. I am trying to figure out what it is every single time. I have been working hard in between starts. Whether it is mechanical or other things I have to keep the same approach and throw every pitch with conviction."

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said it's Kennedy's location.

"Today is just one game," Roenicke said, "but he didn't have the same command he had against us last year."

Even with the victory, the Brewers endured more bad injury news. Shortstop Cesar Izturis was placed on the 15-day disabled list after the game with a pulled left hamstring. Izturis was hurt legging out a double in the sixth inning. He left for a pinch-runner when the injury further tightened when he rounded third.

The Brewers recalled Edwin Maysonette from Triple-A Nashville just two days after he was optioned to the minors when Milwaukee claimed infielder Cody Ransom off waivers from Arizona.

Izturis said he had no idea how long he might be sidelined.

"A hamstring, it's hard to tell," he said. "Right now it's really sore."

The Brewers already have lost shortstop Alex Gonzalez for the season with a torn ACL.

The Diamondbacks lost at home for the 10th time in 12 games and 15th in their last 19.

Jason Kubel homered on his 30th birthday for Arizona.

Kennedy retired the first five batters before Weeks, entering the game hitting .155, hit a 2-1 pitch into the seats in left-center field, his fifth homer of the season.

The Brewers added three runs in the fourth. Nyjer Morgan led off with a single, then Braun's opposite-field shot to right field -- his 13th homer -- put Milwaukee up 3-0. Aramis Ramirez followed with a single. After two outs, Travis Ishikawa was hit by a pitch, then Izturis' RBI single to center made it 4-0.

Gallardo didn't allow a hit until Kennedy's single off the glove of second baseman Weeks with one out in the third. The runner was erased by the Brewers' second double play of the game.

Kubel's home run onto the porch in right-center cut the lead to 4-1 in the fourth. The Brewers tacked on two runs in the seventh when Hart homered off Josh Collmenter.

It could easily have been even more one-sided. Milwaukee left the bases loaded without scoring in the fifth and sixth

Arizona loaded the bases with one out in the eighth but Ryan Roberts bounced into the Diamondbacks' fourth double play.

Kennedy struck out seven, walked two, one intentionally, and hit two batters. Gallardo struck out five and walked three.

Before the game, a person with knowledge of the situation said the Diamondbacks had agreed to a five-year, $60 million contract with catcher Miguel Montero. Montero sat out his third straight game with a mild groin strain.

Notes

Kennedy has allowed seven home runs in his last four starts and has a 6.00 ERA in his five-game losing streak. ... Arizona manager Kirk Gibson confirmed that RHP Daniel Hudson will return from the DL to start Sunday's series finale. Hudson has been sidelined since April 21 with a right shoulder impingement. ... After three games in Arizona, the Brewers play a four-game series against the NL West-leading Dodgers in Los Angeles. ... In a strong pitching matchup Saturday night, the Diamondbacks send rookie LHP Wade Miley (5-1, 2.14) against Milwaukee RHP Zack Greinke (5-1, 2.70). ... Bloomquist went 0 for 3 to end an eight-game hitting streak.

 
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Arizona

J. Kubel
AB 2
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
Milwaukee

C. Hart
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Corey Hart, RF4122000 .264
    Jose Veras, P0000000 .000
Nyjer Morgan, CF-RF3120110 .231
Ryan Braun, LF4112114 .321
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4220012 .238
    Taylor Green, 3B0000000 .194
Jonathan Lucroy, C5010012 .343
Rickie Weeks, 2B4111115 .157
Travis Ishikawa, 1B3001011 .250
Cesar Izturis, SS3021010 .216
    Cody Ransom, PR-SS2110012 .278
Yovani Gallardo, P3000023 .050
    Francisco Rodriguez, P0000000 .000
   a- Carlos Gomez, PH-CF1000002 .254
Totals367127310  
a-grounded out for Rodriguez in the 9th
Batting
2B - Cesar Izturis (1, Kennedy)
HR - Corey Hart (10, Collmenter), Ryan Braun (13, Kennedy), Rickie Weeks (5, Kennedy)
SF - Travis Ishikawa (1)
SH - Nyjer Morgan (3), Yovani Gallardo (2)
RBI - Corey Hart 2 (22), Ryan Braun 2 (33), Rickie Weeks (10), Travis Ishikawa (14), Cesar Izturis (5)
2-OUT RBI - Rickie Weeks (4), Cesar Izturis (3)
CS - Nyjer Morgan (2, 2nd base by Shaw/Blanco)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Izturis-Weeks-Ishikawa, Izturis-Weeks-Ishikawa, Ransom-Weeks-Ishikawa, Ransom-Weeks-Ishikawa
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Yovani Gallardo (W,3-4) 7.1511351 4.19
Francisco Rodriguez 0.2000100 4.50
Jose Veras 1000220 4.94
Pitches-Strikes - Yovani Gallardo 108-66, Francisco Rodriguez 7-3, Jose Veras 27-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yovani Gallardo 5-9, Francisco Rodriguez 1-0
Batters Faced - Yovani Gallardo 27, Francisco Rodriguez 2, Jose Veras 5
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Willie Bloomquist, SS3000101 .270
Ryan Roberts, 2B4000011 .231
Justin Upton, RF3010100 .255
Jason Kubel, LF2121200 .289
Chris Young, CF4000014 .302
Lyle Overbay, 1B3000113 .351
Josh Bell, 3B4000013 .182
Henry Blanco, C2000120 .194
Ian Kennedy, P1010000 .077
    Brad Ziegler, P0000000 .000
   a- Gerardo Parra, PH1000010 .244
    Josh Collmenter, P0000000 .000
    Bryan Shaw, P0000000 .000
   b- Aaron Hill, PH1010000 .253
    Craig Breslow, P0000000 .000
Totals2815167  
a-struck out for Ziegler in the 6th
b-singled for Shaw in the 8th
Batting
HR - Jason Kubel (4, Gallardo)
RBI - Jason Kubel (21)
2-OUT RBI - Jason Kubel (8)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Blanco-Roberts
E - Willie Bloomquist (3, Misplayed grounder)
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ian Kennedy (L,3-5) 5.2744272 4.65
Brad Ziegler 0.1000000 2.45
Josh Collmenter 1.1422011 6.98
Bryan Shaw 0.2000010 3.32
Craig Breslow 1111110 2.31
IBB - Braun by Ian Kennedy
HBP - Ishikawa (by Ian Kennedy), Hart (by Ian Kennedy), Ramirez (by Craig Breslow)
Pitches-Strikes - Ian Kennedy 112-71, Brad Ziegler 4-4, Josh Collmenter 27-17, Bryan Shaw 6-3, Craig Breslow 27-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ian Kennedy 6-5, Brad Ziegler 1-0, Josh Collmenter 2-1, Craig Breslow 1-1
Batters Faced - Ian Kennedy 29, Brad Ziegler 1, Josh Collmenter 8, Bryan Shaw 1, Craig Breslow 6
Game Information
Attendance - 35478
Game Time - 3:15
Temperature - 91
Umpires - Home - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Derryl Cousins, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Ron Kulpa