Chase Anderson and four lifters combined on a four batsman and host Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-0 on Saturday night.
The Brewers won their third consecutive game and beat Arizona for the fifth time in six meetings this season. Milwaukee (67-62) also moved into two Chicago Cubs games for second place in the National League joker and tied the New York Mets, who lost to Atlanta.
Anderson (6-3) allowed three shots in five innings to win for the first time since 17 July. He scored five, made two and threw 87 pitches.
Anderson produced his fourth start with no season of the season and followed a strong exit from Jordan Lyles, who launched six unsuccessful innings in Friday's 6-1 victory.
Eric Thames and rookie Trent Grisham hit homosexuals to kick off the fourth. The Thames hit a throwing ball of the first pitch in the Arizona bullpen beyond the center-right fence and Grisham blocked a 1-0 fast ball in the second deck in the right field.
The Brewers loaded the bases in seventh place during a walk to Mike Moustakas after Christian Yelich was hit by a shot and Lorenzo Cain took a walk. Milwaukee then extended the lead to 4-0 on a single two-shot center from rookie Keston Hiura.
Milwaukee's leadoff, Cain, has reached five times. He walked three times, reached a mistake and spotted.
Junior Guerra has worked around two releases for Adam Jones in a sixth with no score. Helped by the interruption of Orlando Arcia on the barehanded shot on Tim Locastro's grounder, Matt Albers arrived seventh perfect.
Alex Claudio recorded the first two outs of the eighth, hitting Eduardo Escobar on a curved 69 mph curve with Ketel Mars per second. Jay Jackson hit Christian Walker to finish eighth and fanned two in a ninth without foreshortening to finish the fifth Milwaukee shout and first since May 10th.
The Arizona Zac Gallen (2-4) conceded two runs on six shots in five innings. He scored eight, walked two and threw 104 pitches – one shy of his high career.
The Diamondbacks lost for the seventh time in 10 games and were eliminated for the sixth time. The Arizona (64-66) went to 0 out of 10 with the runners in the scoring position and remained 5 1/2 games behind the puppies in the joker competition.
– Average at field level