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Milwaukee Brewers beat Arizona Diamondbacks in a pitching duel, 1-0

Pitching and defense were on full display.

Arizona Diamondbacks v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Brewers won their second game of the series against the Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 thanks to good pitching and big defensive plays. The two teams combined for just seven hits on the day.

It seemed every time the Brewers made a play in the field, they were matched by their counterparts. It started with Lorenzo Cain gunning down Ketel Marte in the second when Marte tried to stretch a single into a double. Chris Owings would answer in the bottom of the inning with a sliding catch in foul territory.

The play of the game came in the fourth when Jarrod Dyson ranged back what felt like 100 feet to rob Domingo Santana of a three-run homer to centerfield. I don’t like to share highlights of other teams, but it was pretty spectacular.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Crew would finally score a run on a Santana sac fly. Then Milwaukee flashed the leather again when Cain made a sliding catch in the seventh and doubled off a runner on first.

Jhoulys Chacín had yet another good showing in May. The “initial out getter” went five scoreless innings, only giving up two hits, walking four and striking out six. Then Craig Counsell would turn things over to his bullpen and they would close it out. Matt Albers, Josh Hader and Corey Knebel combined for four shutout innings, one hit, three walks and four strikeouts. Knebel recorded his second consecutive save, his first back-to-back days with a save since Sep. 18 and 19 of 2017 against the Pirates.

Milwaukee finishes out the series against the Dbacks tomorrow at 12:10 p.m. Brent Suter (3-3, 4.72 ERA) takes the mound against Zack Godley (4-3, 3.78 ERA).