Brewers 3, Diamondbacks 1


MILWAUKEE – Dave Bush gave up two hits in seven innings and Derrick Turnbow got his fourth save in four games to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Friday night.

Bush (1-0), who was acquired in the trade that sent Lyle Overbay to the Toronto Blue Jays in December, struck out seven to earn the win in his first start for Milwaukee.

Turnbow walked Orlando Hudson to lead off the ninth but got Chad Tracy to ground into a double play. He then retired Luis Gonzalez, who homered in the second inning, for the final out.

The Brewers have won their first four games of the season for the first time since 1987, when they won their first 13.

Rickie Weeks hit an RBI triple and later scored in the second inning, giving the Brewers a 2-1 lead. Weeks scored after Damian Miller hit a ground ball back to pitcher Russ Ortiz, who reached behind his back in an attempt to stab the ball with his glove. Ortiz knocked the ball down, allowing Weeks to score, and threw Miller out at first.

Ortiz (0-1) took the loss after giving up three runs in six innings.

He pitched out of a jam in the fourth after giving up a single and two walks to load the bases with one out for Prince Fielder. Ortiz jammed Fielder with an inside pitch, and the ball bounced in fair territory in front of the plate. Ortiz scooped up the ball and flipped to catcher Johnny Estrada for a force at home, and Estrada threw to first to double up Fielder.

Carlos Lee hit his second homer of the season in the sixth to give the Brewers a 3-1 lead.

Notes: RHP Ben Sheets made a rehab start for Double-A Huntsville. In 2 2-3 innings pitched, he struck out five batters and threw 49 pitches. He is expected to make another minor league start on Tuesday, where his pitch count will be approximately 70. “(We’ll) see where he goes, and we’ll adjust from that,” Brewers manager Ned Yost said. “There’s no really set plan.” Yost got occasional updates on Sheets’ start from his 80-year-old father-in-law, who attended the game in Pearl, Miss. and called Yost at least three times. … Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin spoke highly of right-hander Luis Vizcaino, who was acquired from the Chicago White Sox in a December trade: “He’s been great for us, all spring and so far, so good in the regular season.”

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