MILWAUKEE – J.J. Hardy hit a tiebreaking solo home run in the seventh inning that backed Ben Sheets, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 Monday night.

Hardy, in an 0-for-11 slide, homered off Tim Worrell (0-2), making his second appearance since Arizona acquired him from Philadelphia last Thursday. It was just the third homer in 216 at-bats this year for Hardy, his second in six days.

Lyle Overbay added an eighth-inning homer against Lance Cormier.

Sheets (6-7) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings with seven strikeouts and three walks. He came in with a no-decision and a loss since beating Atlanta on July 9.

Jorge De La Rosa pitched the eighth, and Derrick Turnbow finished for his 21st save in 23 chances.

Diamondbacks starter Mike Gosling gave up two runs and six hits in six innings.

Milwaukee took a 2-0 lead in the first on Brady Clark’s homer and Geoff Jenkins’ two-out RBI single that scored Lyle Overbay, who had doubled.

Koyie Hill hit a run-scoring double in the second and a sacrifice fly in the fourth that sent home Alex Cintron.

Notes: Arizona 3B Troy Glaus was taken out of the starting lineup because of back spasms. … Milwaukee had been the only NL team Arizona had not faced this season. The Diamondbacks began a stretch of 10 straight games against NL Central opponents. … Milwaukee reliever Matt Wise and his wife had a baby girl at 6:58 a.m. on Monday. … The Brewers will play 12 of their next 18 games at home.


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