With the score tied 3-3 going into the eighth inning, the Milwaukee Brewers (42-29) erupted for six runs to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks (30-43) in Arizona 9-3 Monday. The Brewers scored three runs in the eighth and then added three in the final inning both with two outs.
The final box score showed 9 runs, 12 hits and no errors for the Brewers compared to 3 runs, 11 hits and no errors for the Diamondbacks.
Offensively, Aramis Ramirez led the team with three hits and two runs batted in. Scooter Gennett also stayed red hot out of the lead-off spot finishing with two hits including his fourth home run of the season and two runs batted in. Ryan Braun had two hits with two runs scored as well did Khris Davis. Elian Herrera was the other player with two hits.
Wily Peralta (7-5, 2.98) recorded his seventh win of the season and now has won three consecutive decisions. Peralta made the start five days after his last outing in New York and after leaving the team briefly to handle some "family Matters" in the Dominican Republic. Final stat line showed 7 innings allowing nine hits, three runs and striking out six.
After Peralta exited, Will Smith recorded his 15th hold of the season and Zach Duke pitched a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts with the Brewers way ahead.
All three pitchers used by manager Ron Roenicke did not allow a walk all night.
Scoring Plays For Brewers:
Top 2nd: Khris Davis triples to center field. Aramis Ramirez scores
Top 2nd: Jean Segura grounds into double play. Khris Davis scores
Top 3rd: Scooter Gennett homers to right center field
Top 8th: Aramis Ramirez doubles to left field. Ryan Braun scores. Jonathan Lucroy scores.
Top 8th: Khris Davis singles to left field. Aramis Ramires scores.
Top 9th: Scooter Gennett singles to center field. Elian Herrera scores.
Top 9th: Ryan Braun Triples to center field. Martin Maldonado scores. Scooter Gennett scores.
Game two of the four game series is tonight with a 8:40PM first pitch. Kyle Lohse (7-2, 3.00 ERA) will get the start for Milwaukee looking to add to a stellar pitching resume that could land him the starting nod in the All-Star Game. Lohse will face Wade Miley (3-6, 4.71 ERA) the Diamondback southpaw.