PHOENIX (AP) - The few mistakes Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse made Saturday night were costly.
``I had good stuff going but the mistakes I made they put it of the park. After that I lost a little control,' Lohse said after the Brewers' 5-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
``You make mistakes and you pay for it.'
Lohse (5-7) allowed only five base runners in 6 1-3 innings, but all five scored, the final two coming after he handed the game over to the bullpen.
With Milwaukee leading 4-2 in the bottom of the seventh, Lohse retired Paul Goldschmidt before allowing Jason Kubel's home run. Cody Ross singled and Miguel Montero walked, ending Lohse's night in favor of John Axford.
Axford didn't record an out.
The right-hander walked Martin Prado on four pitches to load the bases, gave up a game-tying single to Didi Gregorius and issued a bases-loaded walk to pinch-hitter Eric Chavez, scoring Montero to give Arizona its first lead at 5-4.
``Warming up I felt good,' Axford said. ``In the pen, things were good. But the first two sliders I threw, I tried to do too much and it threw me maybe a little bit. I was just trying to throw a great slider, maybe pulled myself off and threw off my mechanics.'
Lohse allowed four hits, walked one and struck out five for the Brewers, who have lost four straight overall and all six meetings against the Diamondbacks.
Jonathan Lucroy hit his 13th home run for the Brewers.
``We're out-hitting these guys and we're getting beat by them,' Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. ``That's tough. They're hitting the home runs. When they get a mistake, they're just not getting a base hit they're hitting a home run.'
Will Harris (2-0) threw a perfect seventh inning in relief of Randall Delgado for the win. Brad Ziegler pitched the ninth for his third save overall and second in three nights.
Lohse gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead in the second when he drove in Logan Schafer from second on a single up the middle.
Montero tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth on the Diamondbacks' first hit.
But in the sixth, Jean Segura singled and Lucroy followed with his second home run in three games to put the Brewers ahead 3-1. Carlos Gomez walked and later scored on a two-out passed ball to make it 4-1.
Gregorius homered with one out in the sixth to pull Arizona within 4-2.
Delgado allowed four runs - three earned - and eight hits and a walk and struck out five.
NOTES: Lohse has allowed 19 home runs in 115 1-3 innings, tying Washington's Dan Haren for the most allowed by an NL pitcher this season. ... Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun missed his third straight game on bereavement leave. Braun played Tuesday after missing 26 games with an inflamed nerve in his right hand then sat out Wednesday's game with a sore right thumb before leaving the team to deal with a family medical issue. Players on the bereavement list must miss at least three games but no more than seven. ... Brewers RHP Marco Estrada had his throwing session scheduled for Saturday pushed back to Sunday. Estrada, on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, was supposed to throw off flat ground before moving to live batting practice and three minor league rehab starts. He's not expected to return for at least another three weeks. ... The Diamondbacks have at least one extra-base hit in an ML-best 78 straight games. ... RHP Ian Kennedy (3-5), 0-2 with a 6.48 ERA in his past six starts, will take on RHP Wily Peralta (6-9) and the Brewers in the teams' last game before the All-Star Break. Peralta is coming off his first career complete game, a 2-0 shutout against Cincinnati on Tuesday.
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