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Game Of The Week Recap: D-Backs 3, Brewers 0


Both Matt Garza and Jeremy Hellickson pitched well enough to earn a victory, but Hellickson pitched better than his counterpart on the mound as the Diamondbacks defeated the Brewers 3-0, and earned a series victory.

In the first, Hellickson worked around a walk and a single but struck out the last two batters to end the inning and any threat.

Garza took care of Arizona in his half of the first by inducing a ground ball double play after allowing a lead-off single to Ender Inciarte.

In the second, Hellickson retired the Brewers in order on two ground outs, sandwiched by a line-out back to the mound.

The Brewers starter found himself in trouble by allowing a lead-off single to A.J. Pollock, and after getting Jake Lamb to ground out into a force out, Yasmany Tomas doubled sending Lamb. The next batter Nick Ahmed hit into a fielder’s choice as Garza nabbed Lamb at home trying to score. Garza then got Oscar Hernandez to hit a soft ground ball to end the inning and keep Arizona off the board.

Both pitchers worked their way out of trouble in the third, but after a scoreless top of the fourth for the Brewers, the D-Backs finally broke through with a run in the bottom of the inning highlighted by a Lamb triple plating Pollock who walked to open the inning.

Hellickson worked to keep the Brewers off the board and in the bottom of the sixth with Arizona up 1-0, Lamb hit a lead-off double, then a on-out walk to Ahmed, and both runners scored on a two-out double off the bat of Chris Owings, pinch-hitting for Hellickson. That final hit would also mark the end of the day for Garza.

The damage was done and then both bullpens entered the game and took turns shutting down each offense.

The Brewers managed no runs on four hits, as the Diamondbacks scored three runs on nine hits. Hellickson improved to 7-6, with Brad Ziegler picking up his 17th save and Garza dropped to 5-11.

Top Performers

Ender Inciarte – 2 for 5, Double
Jake Lamb – 2 for 4, R, Double, RBI
Chris Owings – 1 for 1, Double, 2 RBI, SB
Jeremy Hellickson – 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K

Matt Garza – 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 5 K

David Conde
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