D-backs (43-65) vs. Brewers (48-58), 6 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona
Today's starting pitchers: RHP Braden Shipley (1-1, 4.76) vs. RHP Chase Anderson (6-10, 5.13) . . . Storylines: This is a rematch of the July 25 game in Milwaukee in which Shipley made his major-league debut. The Brewers won that one, 7-2, as former D-back Anderson worked around trouble to win for the first time in 7 starts and Shipley was done in by 3 Brewers' home runs. Shipley was better the next time out -- 6 scoreless innings in a 4-2 win over the Dodgers on Saturday -- but the D-backs haven't won since, getting outscored 46-11 in four losses. Their home record is now a brutal 17-38 -- worst in the major leagues. . . . Watch: 6 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports GO.
D-backs starting pitcher Braden Shipley
Shipley was stellar in beating the Dodgers on Saturday in Los Angeles, limiting them to 5 hits and 1 walk and striking out 4 over 6 scoreless innings. . . . In his major-league debut at Milwaukee, he gave up solo home runs to Scooter Gennett in the first inning and Jonathan Villar in the third before getting chased in the sixth inning by a 3-run blast off the bat of catcher Martin Maldonado.
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Brewers starting pitcher Chase Anderson
Anderson gave up 7 hits and 1 walk in 5 innings of work against the D-backs last week but managed to limit the damage to 2 runs. He followed that up with an even better effort against Pittsburgh on Saturday -- again working just 5 innings but limiting the Pirates to 4 hits, 2 walks and 1 unearned run while striking out 7. . . . While the recent results have been better, he's now gone 8 consecutive starts without pitching more than 5 innings. He's 1-6 with a 6.33 ERA in 10 starts on the road, coughing up 11 home runs in 48 1/3 innings.
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The Brewers have made no secret of the fact that they're in a rebuilding mode, and that played out over the past week as star catcher Jonathan Lucroy, closer Jeremy Jeffress and lefty reliever Will Smith were all dealt away at the deadline for a haul of minor-league prospects. . . . The top prospect who was already in their system, shortstop Orlando Arcia, was called up Tuesday and is 0 for 6 through his first two major-league games. Arcia, who turned 22 on Thursday, is considered an elite defensive shortstop and was rated the 13th best prospect in baseball by mlb.com. He was hitting .267 with 8 home runs at Colorado Springs. His arrival has shifted Jonathan Villar to third base and Hernan Perez to right field. . . . Martin Maldonado is now the primary catcher, and Tyler Thornburg is the new closer.
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On the rise
The Brewers took 3 of 4 from the D-backs when they met a week and a half ago in Milwaukee, launching them on a 7-3 stretch, while the D-backs are 2-8 over the same period. . . . Perez is 9 for 20 with 2 homers and 3 stolen bases in his last 5 games, Ryan Braun has homered in 2 consecutive games and is hitting .400 over his last 13 games (18 for 45), and Gennett is hitting .405 over his last 10 games (15 for 37).
The hot hand
Yasmany Tomas was 6 for 16 with 2 homers and 8 RBI in the Milwaukee series and has kept up the hot pace. He is 16 for 40 (.400) with 6 homers in his last 11 games. He's up to 19 home runs for the season -- second on the team to Jake Lamb's 23. . . . Lamb has seemingly recovered from a minor hand injury that sent him into a week-long slump -- he's homered in his last 2 games. . . . Paul Goldschmidt is in the midst of a 10-game homerless streak and is hitless in 4 of his last 5 games, but he's murdered Milwaukee pitching in his career: A .432 batting average, 13 doubles, 8 home runs and a .522 on-base percentage in 30 games.
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Rest of the series
Saturday: LHP Patrick Corbin (4-10, 5.30) vs. RHP Matt Garza (2-4, 5.32), 4:30 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona. . . . Sunday: RHP Archie Bradley (4-7, 4.75) vs. RHP Jimmy Nelson (6-0, 3.74), 12:30 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona.