Mired deep in the NL Central cellar, the Brewers haven't had too much to get excited about in the first half of this season.
Wily Peralta's recent performances have been a pleasant exception. In his team's final game before the All-Star break, the right-hander will seek to extend a considerable scoreless streak and help the Brewers avoid their first four-game sweep by the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Milwaukee will enter the break no closer than 4 12 games behind fourth-place Chicago in the Central after enduring its 13th loss in 18 games Saturday. The Brewers (37-56) blew a three-run lead in a 5-4 defeat to the D-backs, their franchise-worst sixth straight in the series.
Didi Gregorius, meanwhile, helped Arizona (50-44) maintain its 2 12-game lead in the NL West and reach 50 wins before the All-Star break for the first time since 2003. The shortstop hit one of the team's three solo homers and drove in the tying run in the seventh inning.
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