Mired deep in the NL Central cellar, the Milwaukee Brewers haven't had too much to get excited about in the first half of this season.
Wily Peralta's recent performances are 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 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Milwaukee will enter the break no closer than 4 12 games behind the fourth-place Chicago Cubs 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 Arizona, their franchise-worst sixth straight in the series.
Didi Gregorius, meanwhile, helped the Diamondbacks (50-44) maintain their 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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