Collmenter, D-Backs blank Brewers
By Sports Network
Josh Collmenter went eight shutout innings and Ryan Roberts added a two-run home run as the Arizona Diamondbacks opened a four-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers with a 3-0 win.
Collmenter's (5-5) past two starts have come against Milwaukee as he went six scoreless innings on July 6 and gave up just three hits and a walk with three strikeouts, but did not factor into the decision.
Monday, though, he was even better as he gave up just three hits and no walks with seven strikeouts to snap a four-game losing streak. His last win had come on June 3 against Washington.
Gerardo Parra's double-play groundout in the third plated Henry Blanco for the only run needed by Arizona, which has won three straight.
Randy Wolf (6-7) pitched a strong game as he gave up just three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits with a walk and three strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings, but he lost for the third time in his past four starts.
Singles from Nyjer Morgan, Prince Fielder and Yuniesky Betancourt accounted for the hits for the Brewers, who came into the game off a four-game series split in Colorado.
Milwaukee is tied with St. Louis at a half-game back of surprising Pittsburgh for first place in the NL Central.