Brewers 11, D-backs 3

Corey Hart rounds third after his home run to lead off the game Tuesday night in Arizona. The Brewers smacked 5 homers in the 11-3 victory, their most since 2009. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
















HR: Betancourt 2 (7); Hart (13); Braun (17); Weeks (19)

RBI: Betancourt 4 (34); Hart 2 (31); Braun 2 (64); Weeks (42); Morgan (21); Gomez (19)


E: Betancourt (11, throw)

The Brewers’ return of all-star slugger Ryan Braun happened to coincide with the return of their powerful offense. Milwaukee hit five home runs, including three in the first inning, as they cruised to a 11-3 win over the Diamondbacks. Corey Hart started the game of with a bang, depositing a bomb deep into left center. Nyjer Morgan promptly followed with a single, and Ryan Braun drove him home with his 17th long ball on the season. Yuniesky Betancourt had his first career two-home run game, running his total to seven on the year. Rickie Weeks also went yard for the 19th time in 2011. Yovani Gallardo tossed six solid innings en route to his 11th victory. Milwaukee improved to 52-46 on the season and sits 0.5 game back of Pittsburgh in the top heavy NL Central.



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