PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers scored six runs after Zack Greinke left to beat the Diamondbacks 8-3 Saturday night.
Greinke allowed two runs and struck out nine in seven innings to move into 29th on baseball’s all-time strikeouts list, leaving with a 3-2 lead.
He was replaced by Andrew Chafin (0-2), who allowed an infield single and a walk to set the table for Moustakas’ 26th homer.
Keston Hiura blooped a two-run single in the ninth and Christian Yelich had a run-scoring double in the inning for his third hit.
Adrian Houser (3-4) allowed a hit in 11/3 innings and Eric Thames hit a solo homer for the Brewers, who have won four of five.
Greinke was good early against the Brewers before running into trouble in the fourth inning. Ryan Braun hit a run-scoring single and Milwaukee loaded the bases with one out after Thames was intentionally walked, but Greinke ended the threat with two strikeouts.
Greinke also had a run-scoring double to chase Gio Gonzalez in the fifth inning.
The Brewers reinstated Gonzalez from the 10-day injured list to start against the Diamondbacks.
Christian Walker hit a run- scoring single off Gonzalez in the first inning and the Diamondbacks chased him with three straight doubles to open the fifth. Carson Kelly and Greinke put Arizona up 3-1 with their run- scoring doubles.
Gonzalez allowed five runs on five hits in four innings.
Diamondbacks: RHP Matt Andriese (left foot contusion) was placed on the 10-day injured list after taking a liner off the foot against the Brewers on Friday night.
Brewers: RHP Brandon Woodruff has four straight quality starts heading into today’s series finale. The first-time NL All-Star allowed a run on five hits in 62/3 innings against Atlanta on Tuesday.
Diamondbacks: LHP Alex Young has made a strong case to remain in the rotation, going 3-0 with a 0.96 ERA in four starts to open his rookie season.