|Brewers 4, Diamondbacks 3|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 16 July 2007 16:41|
Hart started the Brewers' first by hitting Micah Owings' second pitch deep to left-center for his 13th home run, tying the game. J.J. Hardy followed with a single and Braun, the next batter, hit his 14th homer for a 3-1 lead.
Diamondbacks leadoff batter Chris Young also hit a leadoff homer, the first time two leadoff men have homered in the same game since April 23 when Houston's Craig Biggio and Philadelphia's Jimmy Rollins did it.
The Brewers won their third straight and remained 3 1/2 games ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central.
The Diamondbacks lost their season-high sixth straight on the road. They've lost nine of their last 10 away from Phoenix.
Francisco Cordero struck out the side in the ninth for his major league-leading 29th save in 32 chances.
Mark Reynolds connected off Bush with two out in the Diamondbacks' fourth for a solo home run, cutting Milwaukee's lead to 3-2.
Prince Fielder's RBI double off Owings in the fifth got the run back for Bush (8-7), who settled down after Reynolds' seventh homer and retired the next seven batters before being chased with no outs in the seventh.
Stephen Drew hit a leadoff homer and Reynolds singled to end Bush's night. Brian Shouse took over and protected the 4-3 lead.
Bush went six innings, allowing three runs and five hits. He struck out three and improved to 5-1 over his last six appearances, including his first career relief victory on June 27 against Houston.
Owings (5-5) allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings. The rookie right-hander struck out three and walked one, but still lost his fourth straight start. His last victory was June 20 against Tampa Bay.
The victory helped take some of the sting away from losing ace Ben Sheets, who went on the 15-day disabled list earlier Monday because of a sprained finger on his throwing hand. The right-hander, who turns 29 on Wednesday, was injured Saturday during his start against Colorado.
Notes: Johnny Estrada snapped an 0-for-13 stretch with a single in the fourth. ... With Sheets on the DL and reliever Chris Spurling on the bereavement list due to a family emergency, Milwaukee summoned left-hander Manny Parra and right-hander Grant Balfour from Triple-A Nashville.