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A closer look: D-backs, Hill pound Brewers

Sure, you could read the box score and know who won,
we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened
in a baseball game. So, we will give you a closer look,
providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the
D-backs’ June 29 win against Milwaukee. Final score: Diamondbacks 9, Brewers 3.

The Good:

The Diamondbacks’ offense exploded Friday night at Miller Park in
Milwaukee and supported a solid effort on the hill from ace Ian

Aaron Hill went 4-for-5 with three RBI and hit for the cycle for the
second time this season, becoming the first MLB player in 81 years
to accomplish the feat. Paul Goldschmidt went 4-for-4 with three
RBI and was just a triple shy from hitting for the cycle, as well.

Kennedy (6-7) tossed seven innings, allowing three runs — one
earned — with six hits, one walk and seven strikeouts.

The Bad:

D-backs sluggers Chris Young and Ryan Roberts were hitless for
the D-backs Friday, despite the club amassing 14 hits against the

He said it:

“Eighty-one years?” D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said in response
to the last two-cycle season. “That’s all?”


Aaron Hill stroked a sixth inning triple off Brewers’ veteran Livan
Hernandez to become the first player since Babe Herman of the
Brooklyn Robins in 1931 to hit for two cycles in a single season.

Coming up next:

The Diamondbacks (39-37) will play the Brewers (34-42) again on
Saturday afternoon at 4:15 p.m. in a battle of the rookie hurlers.
Wade Miley (9-3, 2.19) is expected to make the start against
Milwaukee right-hander Michael Fiers (2-2, 2.70).