The Milwaukee Brewers broke a 4-4 tie with a five-run eighth inning, on the way to a 9-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Miller Park.
Scooter Gennett delivered the big blow with a two-run jam single to center to give the Brewers a 6-4 lead, spearheading the five-run rally.
The Brewers ended up sending ten hitters to the plate in the 8th inning. Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew a based loaded walk to plate the third run in the inning before Jonathan Villar’s two-run single capped the rally.
After a shaky start, Matt Garza settled down and wound up pitching six innings, allowing three runs on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
The victory goes to Tyler Thornburg in relief.
The Brewers have captured the first two games in the four-game series. Game three is tonight. Jimmy Nelson (6-8) gets the start for Milwaukee.