D-Backs beat Brewers 4-3 on Campana's RBI single

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 19, 2014 at 12:31 am •  Published: June 19, 2014
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PHOENIX (AP) — Tony Campana was the unlikely hero and Brad Ziegler gained a measure of redemption, even if he didn't look at it that way.

The light-hitting Campana singled home Martin Prado from third base with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.

Ziegler (3-1), who gave up the deciding grand slam in Tuesday night's 7-5 Milwaukee victory, retired all four batters he faced, three by strikeout, to get the victory.

In the ninth, Prado doubled with one out to deep left center off Brandon Kintzler (1-3), advanced to third on David Peralta's groundout, then scored when Campana slapped one up the middle.

Campana's first career walk-off hit raised his batting average to a whopping .150.

"It was cool. I don't think I've ever done it in the minor leagues, either," he said. "If I'm here, I'm happy."

Campana made the big league club out of spring training but, after going 1 for 30 at the plate, was sent down to Triple-A Reno on May 1. He was called back up last Friday.

Campana may not hit well but he is fast.

"Actually it couldn't have worked out better to have him up there," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said, "just because we had a guy on third base and just his wheels, it can pressure them, makes them come in and cheat in. He put the bat on the ball."

Ziegler said he wasn't thinking about retribution when he came out of the bullpen.

"I don't know what the TV broadcasters got going. They're probably bringing up yesterday a lot," he said, "but we're not. We're just watching the game flow. With nine righties in the (Brewers') lineup, I knew there was a good chance I'd pitch."

Khris Davis hit a three-run homer for the Brewers' runs.

Arizona's Chris Owings, hit below the back of the head by a pitch from Kyle Lohse on Tuesday night, was a home run shy of the cycle. He was robbed of a fourth hit by a diving stop by first baseman Mark Reynolds.

Jonathan Lucroy's grand slam on Tuesday came one pitch after reliever Evan Marshall hit Ryan Braun with a pitch and was ejected. Wednesday's game had no such drama.

"We didn't do a lot offensively," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "We just had the one inning with Davis hitting a three-run homer. Besides that, we didn't swing the bats very well"

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