Brewers' Eric Thames crosses home plate
after hitting a solo home run against the
Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning
of a baseball game,
PHOENIX — Mike
Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning
and the Milwaukee Brewers scored six runs after Zack
Greinke left to beat the Diamondbacks 8-3 Saturday
Greinke allowed two runs and struck out nine in seven innings to move into 29th on baseball's all-time strikeouts list, leaving with a 3-2 lead.
He was replaced by Andrew Chafin (0-2), who allowed an infield single and a walk to set the table for Moustakas' 26th homer.
Keston Hiura blooped a two-run single in the ninth and Christian Yelich had a run-scoring double in the inning for his third hit.
Adrian Houser (3-4) allowed a hit in 1 1/3 innings and Eric Thames hit a solo homer for the Brewers, who have won four of five.
Greinke was good early against the Brewers before running into trouble in the fourth inning. Ryan Braun hit a run-scoring single and Milwaukee loaded the bases with one out after Thames was intentionally walked, but Greinke ended the threat with two strikeouts.
Greinke (2,548) passed No. 31 Tim Keefe (2,555) and No. 30 Jerry Koosman (2,556) on baseball's all-time strikeouts list.
Greinke also had a run-scoring double to chase Gio Gonzalez in the fifth inning.
The Brewers reinstated Gonzalez from the 10-day injured list to start against the Diamondbacks, optioning right-hander Burch Smith to Triple-A San Antonio to make room on the roster.
Gonzalez had been out since May 29 with arm fatigue and made two rehab starts before returning to the rotation.
The Diamondbacks wore him out by the fifth inning.
Christian Walker hit a run-scoring single off Gonzalez in the first inning and the Diamondbacks chased him with three straight doubles to open the fifth. Carson Kelly and Greinke put Arizona up 3-1 with their run-scoring doubles.
Gonzalez allowed five runs on five hits in four innings.
Brewers' Ryan Braun (8) celebrates with
Christian Yelich (22) and Mike Moustakas
after Moustakas hit a three-run home run
against the Arizona Diamondbacks
Diamondbacks: RHP Matt Andriese (left foot contusion) was placed on the 10-day injured list after taking a liner off the foot against the Brewers on Friday night. Arizona recalled RHP Stefan Crichton from Triple-A Reno to take his roster spot. ... OF David Peralta took batting practice and ran the bases before the game in his return from an inflamed right shoulder. He could go on a rehab assignment soon.
Brewers: RHP Brandon Woodruff has four straight quality starts heading into Sunday's series finale. The first-time NL All-Star allowed a run on five hits in 6 2/3 innings against Atlanta on Tuesday.
Diamondbacks: LHP Alex Young has made a strong case to remain in the rotation, going 3-0 with a 0.96 ERA in four starts to open his rookie season.