MILWAUKEE – Geoff Jenkins homered to open the Milwaukee Brewers’ six-run seventh inning, and Lyle Overbay also connected in a 7-2 come-from-behind victory over Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.

Trailing 2-1 heading into the seventh, the Brewers started the inning with four straight hits and sent 10 batters to the plate. Jenkins led off with his 13th homer off Brandon Webb (8-8), then Russell Branyan singled and Damian Miller doubled to chase Arizona’s starter.

J.J Hardy greeted reliever Lance Cormier with an RBI single. Pinch-hitter Chris Magruder followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 4-2. Brady Clark then hit a ground-rule double and Rickie Weeks reached on shortstop Royce Clayton’s two-base error that allowed Hardy and Clark to score.

Carlos Lee finished the rally with an RBI single, his NL-leading 84th RBI that gave Milwaukee a 7-2 lead.

Rookie Dana Eveland (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for his first major league victory.

Webb, who missed his scheduled start Monday with a viral infection, allowed four runs on eight hits in six-plus innings. He has struggled since starting the season with six straight wins and three no-decisions. Since beating San Francisco June 23, he is 0-5 with a no-decision in his last six starts.

Milwaukee starter Chris Capuano faced his former team for the first time since being acquired in the deal that sent Richie Sexson to Arizona on Dec. 1, 2003. The Brewers also received Overbay, Chad Moeller, Junior Spivey, Craig Counsell and Jorge De La Rosa in the deal.

On Tuesday, Capuano gave up two runs – one earned- on four hits in five innings. He struck out six and walked three in his first loss since June 13 at Tampa Bay, a span of eight starts.

Clark, who was 8-for-20 in his last 11 games, led off the second with his 16th home run and gave Arizona the early lead.

The Diamondbacks turned two fielding errors into an unearned run in the third.

Chris Synder walked and advanced on Counsell’s one-out single to center. Clayton hit a grounder to shortstop Hardy who could not field the potential doble-play ball and was charged with an error.

Luis Gonzalez then hit a two-hopper back to Capuano who let the ball squirt under his glove for the second error as Synder scored. Clark hit into a double play, started by Hardy, to end the inning.

Overbay pulled the Brewers to 2-1 in the fourth with his 16th homer, a solo shot to right that tied his career high. Manager Ned Yost was ejected by first base umpire Ron Kulpa after Jenkins was called out to end the inning.

Jenkins had hit a grounder that hugged the line, but was grabbed by first baseman Clark just before it rolled foul. When Clark stepped on the bag for the out, Yost came out to argue the ball was foul and was ejected for the second time this season.

Notes: Brewers owner Mark Attanasio was nearly hit by an errant throw during pregame practice. LF Lee was fielding grounders with INF Wes Helms at third base. Lee overthrew Overbay at first and almost nailed Attanasio who was filming a promotional spot in foul territory up the right-field line. Lee retreated to the dugout and jokingly yelled toward his teammates, “He was trying to hit you. Release him.” Later, Antanasio gave Lee a friendly slap on the back. … The Brewers added the names of former manager Harvey Kuenn and third baseman Don Money to the Miller Park Walk of Fame in pregame ceremonies. … Arizona 3B Troy Glaus missed his second consecutive game with back spasms.

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