Pollock hurt on inside-the-parker, Brewers beat D-backs
PHOENIX -- Pinch-hitter Tyler Saladin dashed around the bases for an inside-the-park home run after Arizona center fielder A.J. Pollock was injured diving for the ball, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the slumping Diamondbacks 7-2 on Monday night.
Pollock dived for Saladino's line drive in the ninth inning, missed and rolled over his glove hand. He sat in center favoring his left arm while Saladino slid head-first for the 28th inside-the-park homer in club history. A trainer led Pollock off the field.
Jonathan Villar homered and scored three runs for Milwaukee, and Arizona lost its sixth straight.
Junior Guerra (3-3) allowed two runs and walked four, and the Brewers' bullpen finished up with three scoreless innings.
The Brewers went ahead 5-2 in the ninth on Villar's second home run of the season, then tacked on two more with two out on Saladino's sprint.
The Diamondbacks remain in first place in the NL West but have seen their lead shrink from six to two games since the beginning of the month.
Milwaukee has won four of five. Josh Hader lowered his ERA to 1.44 with two scoreless innings.