Campana's single leads Arizona over Milwaukee

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

PHOENIX—Light-hitting Tony Campana singled home Martin Prado from third base with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night. 

Prado doubled with one out to deep left center off Brandon Kintzler (1-3), advanced to third on David Peralta’s groundout, then scored when Campana slapped one up the middle for his first major league walk-off hit. 

Khris Davis hit a three-run homer for the Brewers’ other runs. 

Arizona’s Chris Owings was a home run shy of the cycle and was robbed of a fourth hit by a diving stop by first baseman Mark Reynolds. 

Brad Ziegler (3-1), who gave up the deciding grand slam in Tuesday night’s 7-5 Milwaukee victory, retired all four batters he faced, three by strikeout, to get the victory.

The Diamondbacks will try to salvage a split of the four-game series Thursday. 

Jonathan Lucroy’s grand slam on Tuesday came one pitch after reliever Evan Marshall hit Ryan Braun with a pitch and was ejected. Wednesday’s game had no such drama. 

Starters Wade Miley of Arizona and Matt Garza of Milwaukee left without a decision after 7 2-3 innings. Miley gave up three runs and five hits, striking out eight with no walks. Garza allowed three runs — two earned — and seven hits. He struck out four without a walk. 

Miley retired 10 straight, striking out Ricky Weeks and Braun to start the eighth, but walked Lucroy and Carlos Gomez. That ended Miley’s night. Ziegler came in and fanned Aramis Ramirez, the third time he struck out in the game. 

Garza, meanwhile, retired 15 of 16 before Owings’ one-out double in the eighth. Paul Goldschmidt’s groundout moved Owings to third, but Brewers setup man Will Smith came on to strike out Miguel Montero and end the threat. 

Down 3-0, the Brewers tied it in the fourth. Miley had fanned four straight when Lucroy led off with a single. Gomez, back after sitting out two games with a sore hamstring, moved Lucroy to third with a single. That extended Gomez’s hitting streak to 14 games, matching his career-best. He has reached base in 31 straight games, the longest current streak in the majors.

As they did Tuesday night, the Diamondbacks scored early. 

They got two in the Brewers’ sloppy first inning, one unearned.

Gerardo Parra tripled down the right field line, then Owings singled him home. Goldschmidt followed with a grounder to the second baseman Weeks, whose errant soft toss to shortstop Jean Segura covering second left both runners safe. Montero followed with a grounder to short for what looked to be an inning-ending double play. Segura threw to Weeks for the force at second, but the throw to first bounced in the dirt and the runner was safe, allowing the second run to score. 

Arizona made it 3-0 in the third. Owings tripled off the ledge on the wall in center field, above the 407-foot sign, then scored on Goldshmidt’s single. It was Goldschmidt’s 52nd RBI, second-most in the National League.

Last updated: 11:44 pm Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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