Arcia delivers late, Brewers add on in win over D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) Lorenzo Cain has a flair for dramatic catches. He's made his share, and Thursday night's big play might have been one of his best.

The Milwaukee Brewers center fielder leaped against the wall in right-center near the 413-foot sign, raised his glove over the yellow home run line and pulled Eduardo Escobar's drive down as his body crashed into the padding.

It was the play of the night, and happened in the first inning of the Brewers' 5-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

''Honestly I don't keep count,'' Cain said. ''I'm just going to try to keep robbing them. Hopefully I can do that and keep making plays. Not only robbing home runs, just running down balls on a daily basis.''

The game was a pitchers' duel tied at 1 until Orlando Arcia's run-scoring single in the eighth inning, part of a three-run rally for the Brewers.

Zach Davies (8-2) limited Arizona to a run and five hits over seven innings. The Diamondbacks' Merrill Kelly countered with seven innings of one-run ball with six strikeouts.

''It's a tough game to lose. I wanted to get off to a good start in this series with the implication this series has,'' Kelly said.

Arizona hitters only struck out once, when Matt Albers got Nick Ahmed looking for the game's final out. It's the first time a major league team has had one strikeout in a game since April and came a night after the Diamondbacks tied a franchise record for a nine-inning game with 19 runs against the Texas Rangers.

''Just trying to make pitches,'' said Davies, a Phoenix-area native who made his 100th career start in front of family and friends. ''Trying to keep the ball on the ground.''

The Brewers scored three runs off Yoan Lopez (1-3) in the eighth. Following Eric Thames' leadoff double, Keston Hiura singled off Lopez's glove to put runners on the corners. Arcia looped a low and outside pitch into center field to drive in the go-ahead run.

A throwing error by catcher Carson Kelly on a double steal allowed Hiura to score from second base, and pinch-hitter Jesus Aguilar's sacrifice fly made it 4-1.

The Brewers moved two games behind the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs and took over the second wild-card spot with their third straight win. The Diamondbacks fell 1 1/2 games behind Milwaukee to open a key four-game series for both contending teams.

Ryan Braun hit his 14th home run of the season, a solo shot in the ninth inning, and drove in two.

While Cain celebrated his acrobatic catch in the first, Escobar doffed his helmet toward the outfield as he walked back to the dugout. The Brewers got more good defense from Cain, who ran down Merrill Kelly's line drive in the third and flagged down Carson Kelly's deep fly in the seventh.

''I didn't think he was going to catch the first ball,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ''He knows what he's doing. He's got the radar that just sends him to the right spot and he can run at full speed while running to that spot.''

Arizona hit into three double plays, including an inning-ender in the eighth with runners on first and third.

''Unfortunately we couldn't capitalize on a really well pitched night from Merrill Kelly. What more could you ask for from him?'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''I thought we had a couple opportunities where we could have made some noise. We didn't get the big hits at the right time. I think the double plays were a big part of the equation.''

FLORES BACK IN FOLD

The Diamondbacks reinstated infielder Wilmer Flores from the 10-day injured list before the game. Flores was placed on the injured list May 21 after being hit by a pitch. He was batting .373 with five doubles, two home runs and 12 RBI in 20 games prior to the injury, and .281 in 42 games overall with the Diamondbacks this season. The Diamondbacks optioned infielder Kevin Cron to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday night.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: Pitchers Corey Knebel (right elbow), Brent Suter (left elbow) and Bobby Wahl (right knee) joined their teammates for the game Thursday. All three are on the 60-day injured list. ... LHP Gio Gonzalez (left arm) is close to a return from the 10-day injured list and will rejoin the starting rotation, manager Craig Counsell said.

Diamondbacks: OF Jarrod Dyson (hamstring cramp) wasn't in Thursday's lineup but is considered day to day. ... RHP Jon Duplantier (right shoulder) was scheduled to throw 45 pitches or three innings Thursday at Class A Visalia. ... C-OF Blake Swihart (oblique) got four at-bats with Visalia on Wednesday.

UP NEXT

Brewers: RHP Jhoulys Chacin (3-9, 5.18 ERA) hasn't had a victory in his past 10 starts. He faces Arizona on Friday having not won since April 30.

Diamondbacks: RHP Taylor Clarke (2-3, 6.21 ERA) is expected to come off the 10-day injured list to start. His last start was July 2 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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  • W: Z. Davies (8-2)L: Y. Lopez (1-3)
  • HR: MIL - R. Braun (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF40100000.250.312.360.6723.0
C. Yelich RF40100011.330.429.7091.1380.5
Y. Grandal C30100111.252.372.503.8751.5
M. Moustakas 3B41100014.266.334.547.8813.5
R. Braun LF31121021.272.322.474.7966.0
E. Thames 1B41100000.266.372.514.8863.0
K. Hiura 2B41100010.320.383.594.9773.5
O. Arcia SS41110010.231.294.388.6824.5
Z. Davies P20000010.132.154.184.338-0.5
a- J. Aguilar PH00010000.229.325.385.7101.0
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Albers P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Davies in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Locastro LF40100001.254.370.328.6983.0
K. Marte CF40200001.315.367.568.9352.0
E. Escobar 2B40100002.290.343.543.8851.0
C. Walker 1B21000202.259.337.495.8325.0
A. Jones RF40100003.268.317.438.7541.0
J. Lamb 3B40110001.237.384.424.8072.0
N. Ahmed SS40100011.267.319.427.7460.5
C. Kelly C20000102.269.357.527.8841.0
M. Kelly P20000001.000.029.000.0290.0
a- I. Vargas PH10000001.261.297.388.6850.0
Y. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. McFarland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for M. Kelly in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Thames (13)
  • 3B - M. Moustakas
  • HR - R. Braun (14)
  • SF - R. Braun, J. Aguilar (4)
  • RBI - R. Braun 2 (45), O. Arcia (39), J. Aguilar (34)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Moustakas 2 (2), R. Braun
BATTING
  • RBI - J. Lamb (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Locastro, E. Escobar, C. Kelly, I. Vargas
BASERUNNING
  • SB - L. Cain (12), K. Hiura (6), O. Arcia (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Locastro (9), C. Walker (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Arcia-Thames; Arcia-Hiura-Thames; Arcia-Hiura-Thames)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Escobar-Ahmed-Walker)
  • E - C. Kelly (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Davies (W, 8-2)7.05113002.791.3222.0
J. Jeffress (H, 10)1.02000003.821.271.0
M. Albers1.00000104.731.203.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Davies (W, 8-2)7.0
J. Jeffress (H, 10)1.0
M. Albers1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Kelly7.03110603.771.2223.0
Y. Lopez (L, 1-3)0.14330002.231.05-12.0
T. McFarland1.21111216.001.641.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Kelly7.0
Y. Lopez (L, 1-3)0.1
T. McFarland1.2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 99-59, J. Jeffress 20-13, M. Albers 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 6-13, J. Jeffress 2-0, M. Albers 1-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 27, J. Jeffress 4, M. Albers 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. McFarland (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kelly 93-65, Y. Lopez 18-13, T. McFarland 24-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Kelly 10-4, T. McFarland 3-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Kelly 23, Y. Lopez 5, T. McFarland 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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L. Cain CF40100000.250.312.360.6723.0
C. Yelich RF40100011.330.429.7091.1380.5
Y. Grandal C30100111.252.372.503.8751.5
M. Moustakas 3B41100014.266.334.547.8813.5
R. Braun LF31121021.272.322.474.7966.0
E. Thames 1B41100000.266.372.514.8863.0
K. Hiura 2B41100010.320.383.594.9773.5
O. Arcia SS41110010.231.294.388.6824.5
Z. Davies P20000010.132.154.184.338-0.5
a- J. Aguilar PH00010000.229.325.385.7101.0
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Albers P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Davies in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Locastro LF40100001.254.370.328.6983.0
K. Marte CF40200001.315.367.568.9352.0
E. Escobar 2B40100002.290.343.543.8851.0
C. Walker 1B21000202.259.337.495.8325.0
A. Jones RF40100003.268.317.438.7541.0
J. Lamb 3B40110001.237.384.424.8072.0
N. Ahmed SS40100011.267.319.427.7460.5
C. Kelly C20000102.269.357.527.8841.0
M. Kelly P20000001.000.029.000.0290.0
a- I. Vargas PH10000001.261.297.388.6850.0
Y. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. McFarland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-flied out for M. Kelly in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Thames (13)
  • 3B - M. Moustakas
  • HR - R. Braun (14)
  • SF - R. Braun, J. Aguilar (4)
  • RBI - R. Braun 2 (45), O. Arcia (39), J. Aguilar (34)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Moustakas 2 (2), R. Braun
BATTING
  • RBI - J. Lamb (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Locastro, E. Escobar, C. Kelly, I. Vargas
BASERUNNING
  • SB - L. Cain (12), K. Hiura (6), O. Arcia (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Locastro (9), C. Walker (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Arcia-Thames; Arcia-Hiura-Thames; Arcia-Hiura-Thames)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Escobar-Ahmed-Walker)
  • E - C. Kelly (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Davies (W, 8-2)7.05113002.791.3222.0
J. Jeffress (H, 10)1.02000003.821.271.0
M. Albers1.00000104.731.203.5
Total9.0711310---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Davies (W, 8-2)7.0
J. Jeffress (H, 10)1.0
M. Albers1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Kelly7.03110603.771.2223.0
Y. Lopez (L, 1-3)0.14330002.231.05-12.0
T. McFarland1.21111216.001.641.0
Total9.0855181---
PITCHERSIP
M. Kelly7.0
Y. Lopez (L, 1-3)0.1
T. McFarland1.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 99-59, J. Jeffress 20-13, M. Albers 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 6-13, J. Jeffress 2-0, M. Albers 1-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 27, J. Jeffress 4, M. Albers 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. McFarland (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Kelly 93-65, Y. Lopez 18-13, T. McFarland 24-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Kelly 10-4, T. McFarland 3-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Kelly 23, Y. Lopez 5, T. McFarland 7
  • 9TH INNING
    Braun homered to center51
  • 8TH INNING
    Aguilar hit sacrifice fly to right, Arcia scored41
    Hiura scored, Arcia to third on catcher Kelly throwing error31
    Arcia singled to center, Thames scored, Hiura to second21
  • 2ND INNING
    Lamb singled to center, Walker scored11
    Braun hit sacrifice fly to right, Moustakas scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • T. McFarland Pitching:
    • R. Braun: Ball, Ball, Braun homered to center
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Foul, Thames grounded out to third
    • K. Hiura: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Hiura struck out swinging
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Arcia grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Albers relieved Jeremy Jeffress
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Jones grounded out to third
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Lamb popped out to third
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ahmed struck out looking
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Yoan Lopez pitching
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Thames doubled to deep right
    • K. Hiura: Strike swinging, Hiura reached on an infield single to shortstop, Thames to third
    • O. Arcia: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Arcia singled to center, Thames scored, Hiura to second
    • Jesus Aguilar hit for Zach Davies
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Hiura stole third, Arcia to second, Hiura scored, Arcia to third on catcher Kelly throwing error, Strike looking, Aguilar hit sacrifice fly to right, Arcia scored
    • L. Cain: Ball, Strike looking, Cain singled to center
    • T.J. McFarland relieved Yoan Lopez
    • C. Yelich: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging, Cain stole second
    • Y. Grandal: Grandal intentionally walked
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Moustakas reached on fielder's choice to second, Grandal out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Jeremy Jeffress pitching
    • T. Locastro: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Locastro grounded out to pitcher
    • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Marte singled to shallow left
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Escobar singled to left center, Marte to third
    • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Walker grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Escobar out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Grandal singled to center
    • M. Moustakas: Strike swinging, Moustakas grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Grandal out at second
    • R. Braun: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lamb flied out to deep right
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ahmed singled to center
    • C. Kelly: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Kelly lined out to center
    • Ildemaro Vargas hit for Merrill Kelly
    • I. Vargas: Ball, Ball, Vargas flied out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • Z. Davies: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Davies grounded out to second
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cain grounded out to third
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Yelich fouled out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Ball, Marte singled to shallow right
    • E. Escobar: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Escobar flied out to deep right
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Walker walked, Marte to second
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Jones grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Walker out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Thames flied out to center
    • K. Hiura: Ball, Hiura grounded out to first
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Foul, Ahmed popped out to second
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kelly walked
    • M. Kelly: Kelly reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Kelly out at second
    • T. Locastro: Foul, Strike swinging, Locastro lined out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Yelich singled to center
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • C. Walker: Walker grounded out to third
    • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Jones singled to left center
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lamb grounded into double play shortstop to first, Jones out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Arcia grounded out to shortstop
    • Z. Davies: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Davies struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Ball, Cain grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • M. Kelly: Strike looking, Ball, Kelly lined out to center
    • T. Locastro: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Locastro singled to right center
    • K. Marte: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Marte fouled out to catcher
    • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Locastro stole second, Escobar flied out to deep right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moustakas tripled to deep center
    • R. Braun: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Braun hit sacrifice fly to right, Moustakas scored
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Thames grounded out to first
    • K. Hiura: Strike looking, Hiura lined out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Walker walked
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Walker stole second, Jones flied out to right
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lamb singled to center, Walker scored
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Strike swinging, Ahmed grounded out to third, Lamb to second
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Strike looking, Kelly lined out to right
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Kelly Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Foul, Strike swinging, Cain grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Yelich grounded out to third
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Grandal grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • T. Locastro: Ball, Locastro grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte flied out to left
    • E. Escobar: Escobar flied out to deep center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)