Three Milwaukee pitchers combined to allow four home runs and the Brewers dropped their sixth in-a-row, 7-5 to the Arizona Diamondbacks in their series opener at Miller Park on Friday night.
Starter Jimmy Nelson, who wasn’t involved in the decision, allowed a pair of home runs. Relievers Jonathan Broxton and Corey Knebel allowed one each as the Brewers have now lost eight of their last nine.
Brewer pitchers have allowed 64 home runs through 49 games this season, second-most in the major leagues. Only San Diego is worse, allowing 66 long balls entering Friday.
The Brewers had the bases loaded with one out in the 7th inning and the game tied 4-4, but Aramis Ramirez fouled out and Jean Segura struck out to end the rally.
Jonathan Broxton (1-2) then came on to pitch the 8th. He recorded the first two outs, then served up a 3-1 fastball to Nick Ahmed who sent it over the wall in left-center field to put Arizona up 5-4.
Carlos Gomez and Adam Lind clubbed home runs for the Brewers. Lind added a rbi double as well, giving him 3 rbi’s for the game.
Jimmy Nelson ended up workout six innings, allowing 4 runs on 7-hits.
Game two of the series is tonight at Miller Park.