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MLB: Milwaukee 9, Arizona 4

Oct. 2, 2011 at 9:03 PM   |   Comments

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Jonathan Lucroy's RBI on a suicide squeeze triggered a big sixth inning Sunday that carried Milwaukee to a 9-4 win over Arizona in NL divisional series play.

With the score tied 4-4 in the sixth, Jerry Hairston Jr. led off with a double off Arizona starter Daniel Hudson (0-1), and went third on a balk by reliever Brad Ziegler.

One batter later, Hairston broke for home and Lucroy laid down a perfect bunt to the right of Ziegler, who threw wildly to home.

That opened the doors to four more runs as the Brewers collected consecutive run-scoring hits from Corey Hart, Nyger Morgan and Ryan Braun (3-for-4, three RBI), grabbing a commanding 2-0 lead in their best-of-five NL Division Series against the Diamondbacks.

Braun cracked a two-run homer and Takashi Saito (1-0) earned the victory for Milwaukee.

Hudson yielded five runs on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings and Justin Upton clubbed a two-run homer for the Diamondbacks, who will look to avoid a sweep when they host Game 3 Tuesday in Phoenix.

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