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Lauer, Brewers shut out Diamondbacks

A day after missing out on the playoffs, Milwaukee plays solid game in taking down Arizona.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Eric Lauer throws during the first inning Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, against the Arizona Diamondbacks at American Family Field. Lauer threw six hitless innings in the 3-0 win.
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MILWAUKEE -- Eric Lauer tossed six hitless innings, two relievers finished the one-hitter and Luis Urias drove in two runs to pace the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-0 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Lauer (11-7) struck out seven and walked four in a 97-pitch outing. Arizona also had a runner reach on an error in the fourth.

Jake Cousins replaced Lauer in the seventh and gave up a leadoff single to Josh Rojas. Cousins completed two scoreless innings and Peter Strzelecki finished with a perfect ninth for his first career save.

Urias hit a solo homer in the third and an RBI double in the fifth. He also had an infield single in the eighth for the Brewers (86-75), who were eliminated from the wild-card chase Monday night when Philadelphia won at Houston.

Zac Gallen (12-4) allowed three runs on five hits in five innings, striking out six and walking three in a 102-pitch effort. Gallen entered 8-1 with a 1.27 ERA in his previous 13 starts.

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Rookie Garrett Mitchell staked the Brewers to a 1-0 lead, opening the second inning with his second home run.

In the third, Urias made it 2-0 with his 16th homer, a two-out shot to left-center that extended his career-high hitting streak to 14 games.

Pinch hitter Jace Peterson drew a two-out walk in the fifth and Urias followed with an RBI double to right-center to make it 3-0.

Arizona (73-88) has lost eight of its last 11.

The teams conclude the three-game series and the regular season on Wednesday afternoon when the Brewers' Corbin Burnes will oppose the Diamondbacks' Merrill Kelly in a battle of right-handers.

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