Lucroy's two homers, including a grand slam, spark Brewers
Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-5 with a pair of homers and five RBIs as visiting Milwaukee rallied for its seventh win in 10 games with a 7-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday night.
Aramis Ramirez also went deep while Scooter Gennett collected three hits and scored a run for the Brewers, who have scored a total of 11 runs over the final three innings in winning the first two contests of the four-game series. Kyle Lohse (8-2) notched the win despite allowing four runs - three earned - on four hits and three walks in six frames while Francisco Rodriguez overcame a shaky ninth in which he yielded a run and three hits to record his major league-leading 22nd save.
Roger Kieschnick belted his first career home run and Martin Prado recorded two RBIs for the Diamondbacks, who lost for the sixth time in seven contests. Mike Bolsinger surrendered three runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings after being recalled from Triple-A Reno earlier in the day.
Arizona jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, loading the bases against Lohse before an RBI single by Miguel Montero and run-scoring groundouts by Prado and David Peralta. Ramirez led off the second with his eighth homer to get Milwaukee on the board, but Prado delivered an RBI single in the fifth to restore the Diamondbacks’ three-run advantage.
Lucroy took over from there, belting a leadoff homer in the sixth before highlighting a five-run seventh with a grand slam. Jean Segura opened the decisive inning with a triple and scored on Elian Herrera’s sacrifice fly before Evan Marshall (2-2) relieved Bolsinger and loaded the bases for Lucroy, who deposited Brad Ziegler’s first pitch of the game over the center-field wall to cap his first two-homer performance of the season.
CREW CUTS: Brewers CF Carlos Gomez missed his second straight game with a sore hamstring. ... Goldschmidt’s 10-game hitting streak came to an end as he went 0-for-2 with three walks. ... Milwaukee traded LHP Brad Mills to Oakland on Thursday for cash considerations reported to be $1 due to a clause in his minor-league contract.