Jackie Bradley Jr., Christian Yelich, Luis Urias and Avisail Garcia each homered as the Milwaukee Brewers opened their four-game series against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks with a 7-4 win on Thursday.
Carson Kelly belted a two-run homer for the Diamondbacks, whose road losing streak reached 14 games. Ketel Marte and Nick Ahmed added four hits apiece, and each drove in a run.
Brent Suter (6-3) pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief for the victory and Josh Hader struck out Stephen Vogt with a runner at third in the ninth for his 13th save in as many opportunities.
The Brewers scored four runs in the third inning off Jon Duplantier (0-1), who was making his second start of the season.
Bradley was mired in a 6-for-73 slump before leading off the third with a 387-foot homer to left field.
Brett Anderson followed with a walk, Kolten Wong struck out and Daniel Vogelbach singled before Yelich deposited a three-run liner over the right field fence for his second homer of the season and first at home since Sept. 6, 2019.
Duplantier gave up five runs in four-plus innings for Arizona, which has lost 11 of its last 14 games against Milwaukee.
The Diamondbacks rallied with three in the fifth. Kelly crushed a two-run homer to center off Anderson and Christian Walker followed with a double.
Suter replaced Anderson and struck out Josh Reddick before Walker scored on Ahmed’s double.
Anderson allowed three runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings and was ejected by home plate umpire Edwin Moscoso after he was removed from the game.
Milwaukee added to its lead with two runs in the fifth. Urias hit a leadoff homer off Duplantier and Yelich scored from second on an error after drawing a one-out walk
Arizona pulled within 6-4 on Marte’s RBI single in the top of the eighth before Garcia answered with a leadoff homer in the bottom half.
Eduardo Escobar extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a pair of singles for the Diamondbacks, who were 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position.
–Field Level Media