MILWAUKEE, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Yovani Gallardo tossed eight innings of one-run ball Saturday and Milwaukee bested Arizona 4-1, taking the opener of its NL divisional playoff series.
Gallardo (1-0) notched his third victory against the Diamondbacks this season, limiting them to four hits, issuing only one walk and striking nine in a dominating performance.
The Brewers right-hander, who finished up the regular season with 36 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings, tossed 66 of his 106 pitches for strikes.
John Axford notched a save with a 1-2-3 ninth for the victors.
Ian Kennedy (0-1) absorbed the loss for Arizona, allowing four runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings.
Ryan Roberts smacked a solo homer to account for the D-backs' only tally.