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D'backs onslaught sends series back to Milwaukee

PHOENIX — Ryan Roberts hit a grand slam, Chris Young had the first two-homer game in Arizona's postseason history and Diamondbacks beat the Brewers 10-6 Wednesday night to force Game 5 in the NL Division Series.

A day after rolling over Milwaukee 8-1, the Diamondbacks struck quickly and often in Game 4, scoring five in the first inning off Randy Wolf.

The Diamondbacks became the second team, with the 1977 Dodgers, to hit grand slams in consecutive playoff games.

Arizona evened the series at 2 and sent it back to Milwaukee for the decisive game Friday. Written off by many after being outscored 13-5 in the first two games, baseball's best rally team — 48 comeback wins during the regular season — has put itself in position to become the eighth team to win a best-of-five series after trailing 2-0.

Young had three RBIs and Aaron Hill hit a solo homer for Arizona's first four-homer game in the postseason. Pinch-hitter Collin Cowgill added a two-run single and the bullpen held on after a less-than-crisp outing by starter Joe Saunders to keep Milwaukee from winning a postseason series for the first time since reaching the 1982 World Series.

Paul Goldschmidt was the star in Game 3, becoming the third rookie ever to hit a grand slam in the playoffs. He strode to the plate against Wolf with the bases loaded in the first inning but struck out looking.

Roberts came through, lining his second grand slam in his past four home games over the wall in left.

Brewers 2, Diamondbacks 2

Game 1: Brewers 4, Diamondbacks 1

Game 2: Brewers 9, Diamondbacks 4

Game 3: Diamondbacks 8, Brewers 1

Wednesday: Diamondbacks 10, Brewers 6

Friday, 5:07: Diamondbacks (Kennedy, 21-4, 2.88) at Brewers (Gallardo, 17-10, 3.52), TBS

D'backs onslaught sends series back to Milwaukee 10/05/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 6, 2011 1:16am]
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