Jimmy Nelson struck out 10 over seven innings and Domingo Santana clubbed his first career grand slam to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 9-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Miller Park.
It’s the second straight win for the Brewers, after a season long five-game losing streak. They moved back in first place, a game and a half in front of the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals atop the NL Central Division.
Santana, after hitting under .200 in April, has responded in May with a .333 average, including four doubles, two homers, 15 RBI in 23 games.
Nelson (3-3) fell one shy of matching his career high for strikeouts.
Jacob Barnes pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his second save of the season.
The Brewers open a four-game series in New York against the Mets this afternoon (3:10 p.m.). Matt Garza (2-1, 3.60) pitches for the Brewers. Robert Gsellman (2-3, 6.45) gets the nod for the Mets.