MILWAUKEE — Carlos Gomez hit a home run and drove in three runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
Martin Maldonado and Jean Segura also homered for Milwaukee, which had lost four of its last five entering the game. The Brewers still have the best record in baseball at 22-11.
Milwaukee remained the only team in baseball to not lose when scoring at least four runs, improving to 18-0 in those games. The Brewers had been struggling offensively, scoring only 10 runs in a four-game series over the weekend against the Cincinnati Reds, losing three.
Matt Garza (2-3) allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings for Milwaukee. It was only the third time in seven starts this season that Garza has not given up at least four runs.
Mike Bolsinger (1-2) took the loss for the Diamondbacks after giving up four runs and seven hits in five innings.
Arizona grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Gerardo Parra led off the game with a single and moved to second on a walk to Miguel Montero. With two outs, Aaron Hill lined a hit to right that Brewers outfielder Caleb Gindl dived for, but could not hang on to as Parra scored.
Gomez hit the first pitch he saw from Bolsinger leading off the Brewers’ half of the first for his eighth home run of the season. It was the third time this season Gomez has led off a game with a home run.
The Brewers grabbed a 3-1 lead in the second inning as Maldonado hit a two-run homer.
Arizona tied it at 3 in the third inning on RBI singles by Montero and Hill, who had four singles in the game. The Diamondbacks loaded the bases with one out, but Garza struck out Alfredo Marte and Ender Inciarte to get out of the inning.
Khris Davis’ sacrifice fly in the fifth inning scored Scooter Gennett, who had doubled, to give Milwaukee a 4-3 lead.
Gomez’s bloop single in the sixth scored two runs. Segura then followed with a long home run to left field, his second of the season, to boost the lead to 8-3.
The Brewers won a challenge in the fourth when Boslinger was called safe at first after Segura bobbled his grounder. However, the call was overturned after replays showed he was out.
NOTES: Diamondbacks SS Chris Owings was voted the National League Rookie of the Month for April. Owings paced N.L. rookies in hitting through the first month of the season, posting a .313 average. He also led rookies with five doubles, six extra-base hits and 26 hits in 28 games. … Arizona OF A.J. Pollock didn’t start for the fifth straight game due to a groin injury. He pinch hit in the sixth inning and grounded out. … RHP Marco Estrada (2-1) will start in the second game of the series for Milwaukee against Josh Collmenter (1-2) for Arizona.
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