Brewers hit 4 HRs, win 8-2 against skidding D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) First Milwaukee took three of four in Colorado. Now the Brewers have won two of three in Arizona.

A trip to what usual NL West trouble spots turned out nicely indeed for Milwaukee.

Travis Shaw, Domingo Santana, Christian Yelich and Tyler Saladino homered in the first four innings off Matt Koch, and the Brewers routed the Diamondbacks 8-2 in the series finale on Wednesday.

''We had four homers and I thought we had some near-misses, too,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said, ''so we swung the bats well. Getting a pitch to hit and a pitch to drive, a bunch of our hitters did a nice job today with that.''

Brandon Woodruff (2-0) held the sputtering Arizona offense to one hit in five innings, Daniel Descalso's two-run homer.

''You give up two runs through three hitters, and then he doesn't give up a hit the rest of the way,'' Counsell said. ''He did a nice job. Obviously the run support helped.''

Shaw, who has a team-high 10 home runs, also doubled and scored. He is 10 for 27 on the trip with three home runs and seven RBIs.

''This road trip has been a step in the right direction,'' he said, ''especially coming off that stretch I was on before that.''

The Brewers have won three of four, outscoring their opponents 23-9.

Arizona, in what manager Torey Lovullo called ''a clunker'' of a game, finished a 1-6 homestand and has lost seven of eight heading into a nine-game trip. The game drew 16,762, the smallest home crowd for the Diamondbacks this season.

''I don't think it matters right now if we're at home or on the road. We're struggling,'' Descalso said. ''We need to get better.''`

Koch (2-2) allowed eight runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings, his poorest outing since moving into the rotation after Taijuan Walker underwent Tommy John surgery. Koch had faced Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer in his previous three starts; Arizona won two of those games.

''I don't think anything was really working for him today,'' Lovullo said.

Woodruff, in the rotation because of the rash of injuries to Brewers starters and coming off a rough start at Colorado, struck out six and walked four.

Shaw and Santana hit two-out drives in the first as Milwaukee took a 3-0 lead, but Descalso homered in the bottom half.

Yelich had a two-run homer in the second, and Santana's leadoff shot in the fourth put the Brewers ahead 6-2.

Jesus Aguilar singled and Shaw doubled to chase Koch. Santana had an RBI groundout against T.J. McFarland, and Jonathan Villar hit a run-scoring double.

Arizona, meanwhile, has scored three or fewer runs in 11 of its last 14 games, including two runs in each of the games against the Brewers.

''Obviously a frustrating homestand but we've got to put it behind us,'' Lovullo said. ''I know that these guys are battle-tested. They fight. They fight together. This is one of those situations, one of those parts of the season, where things aren't clicking. Things are not moving in the direction we want them to every single moment, and we've just got to keep plowing away. It's just baseball. That's how it goes.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: OF/1B Ryan Braun missed his third straight game with back tightness.

Diamondbacks: 3B Jake Lamb (shoulder) was scheduled to make another rehab start Wednesday night for Class A Visalia and could join the big league club this weekend in New York.

UP NEXT

Brewers: Milwaukee finishes a 10-game trip with a three-game series at Minnesota. LH Brent Suter (2-3, 5.14 ERA) starts for the Brewers and RH Kyle Gibson (1-1, 3.43) goes for the Twins in Friday night's series opener.

Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Godley (4-2, 4.08) is to start Friday at the New York Mets and RHP Jacob deGrom (3-0, 1.83).

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  • W: B. Woodruff (2-0)L: M. Koch (2-2)
  • HR: MIL - C. Yelich (4), T. Saladino (2), D. Santana (2), T. Shaw (10), ARI - D. Descalso (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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L. Cain CF32100201.277.386.439.8267.0
C. Yelich LF51121012.294.357.452.8106.5
J. Aguilar 1B41100001.308.377.484.8612.0
T. Shaw 3B42221000.248.326.516.84210.0
D. Santana RF41121001.258.333.341.6747.0
J. Villar 2B40210000.280.325.364.6904.0
T. Saladino SS41111002.350.350.7501.1006.0
J. Bandy C40000010.172.250.259.509-0.5
B. Woodruff P30100000.200.200.200.4001.0
M. Albers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Jennings P0000-0001.0001.0002.000.000-
a- O. Arcia PH10000000.211.254.293.5470.0
J. Lopez P000000001.0001.0002.0003.0000.0
  • a-popped out for Jennings in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Peralta LF-RF40000021.279.359.483.842-1.0
J. Dyson CF11000200.182.258.330.5875.0
a- C. Owings PH-CF10000000.202.266.316.5820.0
D. Descalso 3B-LF41121021.261.363.514.8766.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B40000011.208.333.364.697-0.5
A. Chafin P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Souza RF30100020.154.233.179.4120.0
D. Marrero 3B10000010.192.246.231.476-0.5
K. Marte 2B40100011.226.286.316.6020.5
A. Avila C-1B20000211.125.259.208.4671.5
N. Ahmed SS40100003.213.275.412.6873.0
M. Koch P10000001.125.222.125.3470.0
T. McFarland P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
b- C. Walker PH10000011.125.263.375.638-0.5
J. De La Rosa P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
J. Murphy C00000000.231.259.462.7210.0
  • a-grounded out for Dyson in the 8th
  • b-struck out for McFarland in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Shaw (12), J. Villar (2)
  • HR - C. Yelich (4), T. Shaw (10), D. Santana (2), T. Saladino (2)
  • RBI - C. Yelich 2 (17), T. Shaw 2 (26), D. Santana 2 (11), J. Villar (11), T. Saladino (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Yelich 2 (11), T. Shaw 2 (13), D. Santana (5), J. Villar (3)
BATTING
  • 3B - N. Ahmed
  • HR - D. Descalso (5)
  • RBI - D. Descalso 2 (22)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - L. Cain (10)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Dyson (6)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - J. Dyson (2)
  • DP - (Dyson-Marte-Goldschmidt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Woodruff (W, 2-0)5.01224616.751.5618.0
M. Albers1.01000001.291.002.0
D. Jennings2.01000302.411.076.5
J. Lopez1.01000204.321.443.0
PITCHERSIP
B. Woodruff (W, 2-0)5.0
M. Albers1.0
D. Jennings2.0
J. Lopez1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Koch (L, 2-2)4.19881044.061.14-11.0
T. McFarland2.21001101.911.064.5
J. De La Rosa1.00000002.401.003.0
A. Chafin1.00000101.881.403.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Koch (L, 2-2)4.1
T. McFarland2.2
J. De La Rosa1.0
A. Chafin1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 94-55, M. Albers 15-9, D. Jennings 29-20, J. Lopez 17-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 5-4, M. Albers 2-1, D. Jennings 1-2, J. Lopez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 20, M. Albers 4, D. Jennings 7, J. Lopez 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Koch 83-54, T. McFarland 40-23, J. De La Rosa 14-11, A. Chafin 7-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Koch 5-7, T. McFarland 4-3, J. De La Rosa 1-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Koch 22, T. McFarland 10, J. De La Rosa 3, A. Chafin 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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L. Cain CF32100201.277.386.439.8267.0
C. Yelich LF51121012.294.357.452.8106.5
J. Aguilar 1B41100001.308.377.484.8612.0
T. Shaw 3B42221000.248.326.516.84210.0
D. Santana RF41121001.258.333.341.6747.0
J. Villar 2B40210000.280.325.364.6904.0
T. Saladino SS41111002.350.350.7501.1006.0
J. Bandy C40000010.172.250.259.509-0.5
B. Woodruff P30100000.200.200.200.4001.0
M. Albers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Jennings P0000-0001.0001.0002.000.000-
a- O. Arcia PH10000000.211.254.293.5470.0
J. Lopez P000000001.0001.0002.0003.0000.0
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  • a-popped out for Jennings in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Peralta LF-RF40000021.279.359.483.842-1.0
J. Dyson CF11000200.182.258.330.5875.0
a- C. Owings PH-CF10000000.202.266.316.5820.0
D. Descalso 3B-LF41121021.261.363.514.8766.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B40000011.208.333.364.697-0.5
A. Chafin P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Souza RF30100020.154.233.179.4120.0
D. Marrero 3B10000010.192.246.231.476-0.5
K. Marte 2B40100011.226.286.316.6020.5
A. Avila C-1B20000211.125.259.208.4671.5
N. Ahmed SS40100003.213.275.412.6873.0
M. Koch P10000001.125.222.125.3470.0
T. McFarland P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
b- C. Walker PH10000011.125.263.375.638-0.5
J. De La Rosa P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
J. Murphy C00000000.231.259.462.7210.0
Total31242141110-----
  • a-grounded out for Dyson in the 8th
  • b-struck out for McFarland in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Shaw (12), J. Villar (2)
  • HR - C. Yelich (4), T. Shaw (10), D. Santana (2), T. Saladino (2)
  • RBI - C. Yelich 2 (17), T. Shaw 2 (26), D. Santana 2 (11), J. Villar (11), T. Saladino (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Yelich 2 (11), T. Shaw 2 (13), D. Santana (5), J. Villar (3)
BATTING
  • 3B - N. Ahmed
  • HR - D. Descalso (5)
  • RBI - D. Descalso 2 (22)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - L. Cain (10)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Dyson (6)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - J. Dyson (2)
  • DP - (Dyson-Marte-Goldschmidt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Woodruff (W, 2-0)5.01224616.751.5618.0
M. Albers1.01000001.291.002.0
D. Jennings2.01000302.411.076.5
J. Lopez1.01000204.321.443.0
Total9.04224111---
PITCHERSIP
B. Woodruff (W, 2-0)5.0
M. Albers1.0
D. Jennings2.0
J. Lopez1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Koch (L, 2-2)4.19881044.061.14-11.0
T. McFarland2.21001101.911.064.5
J. De La Rosa1.00000002.401.003.0
A. Chafin1.00000101.881.403.5
Total9.01088224---
PITCHERSIP
M. Koch (L, 2-2)4.1
T. McFarland2.2
J. De La Rosa1.0
A. Chafin1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 94-55, M. Albers 15-9, D. Jennings 29-20, J. Lopez 17-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 5-4, M. Albers 2-1, D. Jennings 1-2, J. Lopez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 20, M. Albers 4, D. Jennings 7, J. Lopez 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Koch 83-54, T. McFarland 40-23, J. De La Rosa 14-11, A. Chafin 7-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Koch 5-7, T. McFarland 4-3, J. De La Rosa 1-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Koch 22, T. McFarland 10, J. De La Rosa 3, A. Chafin 3
  • 5TH INNING
    Villar doubled to deep right, Shaw scored82
    Santana grounded out to second, Aguilar scored72
  • 4TH INNING
    Saladino homered to center62
  • 2ND INNING
    Yelich homered to right center, Cain scored52
  • 1ST INNING
    Descalso homered to right, Dyson scored32
    Santana homered to left center30
    Shaw homered to right, Cain scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Andrew Chafin pitching
    • John Ryan Murphy catching
    • Deven Marrero at third
    • Orlando Arcia hit for Dan Jennings
    • O. Arcia: Arcia popped out to second
    • L. Cain: Foul, Cain lined out to pitcher
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jorge Lopez pitching
    • D. Marrero: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Marrero struck out swinging
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Marte reached on an infield single to third
    • A. Avila: Ball, Marte to second on fielder's indifference, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging, Marte to third on fielder's indifference
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jorge De La Rosa pitching
    • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Villar grounded out to third
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Saladino flied out to right
    • J. Bandy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bandy lined out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Chris Owings hit for Jarrod Dyson
    • C. Owings: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Owings grounded out to second
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. McFarland Pitching:
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Aguilar grounded out to third
    • T. Shaw: Foul, Ball, Foul, Shaw grounded out to catcher
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Dan Jennings relieved Matt Albers
    • A. Avila: Avila lined out to second
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Ahmed tripled to left center
    • Christian Walker hit for T.J. McFarland
    • C. Walker: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Peralta popped out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. McFarland Pitching:
    • J. Bandy: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bandy struck out swinging
    • B. Woodruff: Ball, Foul, Ball, Woodruff lined out to first
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cain walked
    • C. Yelich: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Yelich flied out to shallow center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Albers relieved Brandon Woodruff
    • D. Descalso: Strike swinging, Descalso flied out to deep center
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Goldschmidt grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Souza: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Souza reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • K. Marte: Ball, Marte grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Koch Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Yelich grounded out to first
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Aguilar singled to center
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Shaw doubled to deep right, Aguilar to third
    • T.J. McFarland relieved Matt Koch
    • D. Santana: Ball, Foul, Santana grounded out to second, Aguilar scored
    • J. Villar: Villar doubled to deep right, Shaw scored
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Ball, Saladino flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • T. McFarland: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McFarland grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Dyson flied out to center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Koch Pitching:
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Saladino homered to center
    • J. Bandy: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bandy lined out to first
    • B. Woodruff: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Woodruff reached on an infield single to second
    • L. Cain: Ball, Cain flied into double play center to second to first, Woodruff out at first
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • S. Souza: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
    • K. Marte: Marte flied out to deep center
    • A. Avila: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Avila walked
    • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ahmed grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Koch Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Shaw flied out to deep right
    • D. Santana: Santana grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villar grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Peralta struck out looking
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dyson walked
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Dyson stole second, Goldschmidt popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Koch Pitching:
    • J. Bandy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bandy popped out to first
    • B. Woodruff: Ball, Strike looking, Woodruff grounded out to second
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Cain singled to center
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Yelich homered to right center, Cain scored
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Aguilar flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • A. Avila: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Avila walked
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ahmed lined out to center
    • M. Koch: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Koch grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Koch Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cain walked
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cain stole second, Yelich grounded out to catcher
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Aguilar flied out to right
    • T. Shaw: Strike swinging, Shaw homered to right, Cain scored
    • D. Santana: Santana homered to left center
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Villar singled to left
    • T. Saladino: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Saladino flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Peralta grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dyson walked
    • D. Descalso: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Descalso homered to right, Dyson scored
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Goldschmidt grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Souza: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)