PHOENIX - Wily Peralta pitched seven effective innings, Logan Schafer homered and drove in two runs and the Milwaukee Brewers ended a four-game losing streak by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Sunday.
Arizona won the first three games of the series, mostly by coming from behind.
The Brewers prevented the sweep by roughing up Ian Kennedy (3-6) early with a string of two-strike hits and a second straight strong outing by Peralta (7-9)
Carlos Gomez hit a two-run single in the first inning and Jean Segura had three hits for Milwaukee, which ended a six-game losing streak to the Diamondbacks.
Miguel Montero homered for the second straight game, but Kennedy gave up five runs in the first two innings to remain stuck on 49 career wins for the seventh straight start.
Coming off his first complete game shutout, Peralta worked around baserunners through the first four innings with the help of two double plays and a pickoff by catcher Martin Maldonado after Adam Eaton strayed too far off first in the third.
The right-hander extended his scoreless streak to 19 1-3 innings until Montero hit his first pitch of the fifth for his eighth homer.
Peralta stranded runners at second and third in the sixth inning and worked around another runner in the seventh. He allowed a run on seven hits and struck out eight.
Kennedy has struggled with his put-away pitches, a big reason he's labored through the first half of the season.
The right-hander again had trouble putting hitters away against the Brewers, allowing four straight singles to open the game -- all after getting ahead 0-2 or 1-2.
The fourth one was by Gomez, who lined an 0-2 pitch through the right side for a two-run single and another run came in on a groundout by Maldonado.
Schafer drove in a run with a sacrifice bunt in the second inning and, after falling behind 0-2, led off the fifth inning with a homer that put the Brewers up 5-0.
Kennedy allowed five runs on nine hits in 6 1-3 innings, the second straight start he's allowed five earned runs. He hasn't won since June 1 against the Cubs.
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