(Sports Network) - The Milwaukee Brewers have been unable to best the Arizona
Diamondbacks in five meetings this season. They hope to reverse that trend on
Saturday night behind the streaking Kyle Lohse, who gets the start for the
third contest of this four-game series.
The Brewers were swept in a three-game set at home by the Diamondbacks back in
early April and have dropped the first two contests of this series to push
their overall losing streak to three games in a row.
Milwaukee had its chances to win Friday's encounter, but wasted a solid start
from Tom Gorzelanny and left 11 men on base in a 2-1 loss.
Both runs charged to Gorzelanny were unearned and he yielded just three hits
and a walk over six innings. But Milwaukee went 1-for-12 with runners in
scoring position and twice had a runner at third with nobody out before
failing to score.
Jean Segura had two hits and scored the only run on a wild pitch for the
Brewers, who have lost eight of their last 10 versus the D'backs overall.
"When it rains, it pours," Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy said. "I feel like
everything that can go wrong, does. We struggled getting runners in from third
with less than two outs, and that's what beat us."
Patrick Corbin escaped trouble over his 6 2/3 innings to win his 11th contest
of the season. The All-Star allowed a run on seven hits and two walks and
matched his career high with 10 strikeouts over a second straight game.
"Corbin really had his pitches working for him tonight," said Arizona manager
Kirk Gibson. "He did a great job locating his fastball and was able to hit the
corners with it. And the bullpen really did a good job for us out there
Paul Goldschmidt drove in a run while Cody Ross scored the go-ahead run in the
second inning on an error by Yuniesky Betancourt.
Arizona won for the seventh time in its past 10 games and moved 2 1/2 games
ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the NL West. The D'backs
were swept in a three-game set by the Dodgers prior to this series.
The Diamondbacks will now have to deal with Lohse, who is looking to extend
his current unbeaten streak to nine straight starts.
Milwaukee is 6-2 in games started by Lohse since his last loss on May 30,
while the right-hander himself has gone 4-0 with a 2.37 earned run average.
Lohse won his second start in a row on Monday, allowing three runs on nine
hits and a walk in a 4-3 decision over Cincinnati.
"May wasn't my most healthy month. I battled a hamstring with some other
issues," said Lohse, now 5-6 with a 3.47 ERA in 18 starts this season. "I made
a couple of mistakes about finishing pitches where I normally do. Once I got
into June I felt better and got to pitch like I normally do."
Lohse, 34, allowed a run over six innings of a no-decision versus the
Diamondbacks in his Brewers debut on April 5 and is 3-2 lifetime against
Arizona with a 4.21 ERA in 11 starts.
The Diamondbacks turn tonight to Randall Delgado, who had mixed results in his
last trip to the hill.
The 23-year-old allowed three runs and did not walk a batter over six innings
versus the Dodgers on Monday, but had to work around 11 hits and dropped a 6-1
"He didn't throw the ball bad at all," Gibson said. "He had everything
Delgado is 1-3 with a 3.82 ERA in six games (5 starts) this season, not
allowing more than three earned runs in any of those appearances.
The righty faces the Brewers for the first time.
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