Brewers rookie drives in 6 for win over D-backs
Milwaukee third baseman
McGehee homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs while going 4 for 5 in the
“That award is for guys who are highly touted throughout their minor league career and stuff like that, not guys who were let go and put on waivers,” said McGehee, claimed off waivers from the
McGehee leads major league rookies with 57 RBIs after hitting a two-run homer in the third inning, a run-scoring single in the fifth and a three-run homer in the sixth. He also singled in the eighth.
His 15 homers are second among rookies to Pittsburgh’s
“Obviously, if it was to happen, I would be surprised and excited and all that stuff,” said McGehee, who did not play regularly until late May. “I am definitely not expecting it by any stretch of the imagination. If you get that as a goal, you kind of miss that boat. It is so far out of your control.”
Milwaukee’s David Bush (4-7) struck out a season-high 11 and won for the first time since May 19, breaking a nine-game drought in which he was 0-7 with a 9.21 ERA.
“It was nice to have David Bush back,” manager Ken Macha said.
Bush gave up one run on five hits and didn’t walk a batter in seven innings, improving to 5-1 in seven career starts against Arizona. He got to only two three-ball counts.
“It was mostly throwing strikes and being unpredictable. That’s what I have to do,” Bush said.
Milwaukee won its second straight game after losing five of six, when the
Arizona, which has lost eight of nine, was eliminated from postseason contention with the loss.
“We’re going to have to have some patience and get through this run,” Arizona manager
Bush did not give up a run until
Mulvey, obtained in a waiver deal with Minnesota on Sept. 1, gave up hits to five of the first batters he faced. He gave up one run in the first inning, two in the second, two more in the third and one in the fifth. He struck out two and didn’t issue a walk.
NOTES: Milwaukee LHP