After an admirable comeback for the Diamondbacks, the Brewers rallied in extra innings to defeat Arizona 5-2.
Milwaukee starting pitcher Chris Narveson baffled the Arizona Diamondbacks for seven strong innings, and the Brewers looked to their newly fortified bullpen to close out the game.
That just wasn't in the cards.
Willie Bloomquist delivered a clutch double off of recently acquired Francisco Rodriguez, tying the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning.
The double was a happy sight for downtrodden D-backs fans, who had already seen starting shortstop Stephen Drew go down with a fractured ankle in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Joe Saunders delivered another quality start for manager Kirk Gibson, giving up two runs over seven innings while striking out two Brewers. Including a rain-shortened outing against St. Louis, Saunders has notched a quality start in 6 of his last 7 outings.
Milwaukee outfielder Carlos Gomez fractured his clavicle in the fourth inning, marking one of the more painful games in recent D-backs history.
After the Arizona bullpen held the Brewers scoreless in the eighth and ninth innings, Takashi Saito came in to hold the score for the Brewers. This time, the Milwaukee bullpen held up to form, and Saito overcame a leadoff double from Justin Upton to hold the D-backs scoreless.
Newly called up reliever Ryan Cook came into the game and was not able to handle the pressure cooker. Cook, who came up directly from Double-A, gave up three earned runs to the Brewers without registering an out in his major league debut.
In the bottom of the tenth, the D-backs were unable to make anything happen, and John Axford registered his 26th save of the season.
With the loss, the Diamondbacks fall to 52-46, 4.5 games back of the Giants.