Arizona Diamondbacks defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 8-2

Ryan Braun moved a step closer Wednesday to returning to the Milwaukee Brewers' starting lineup.

Braun has missed starts in the last three games because of a strained and bruised left wrist, which he banged against Houston first baseman Brett Wallace while running to first base Sunday.

He pinch hit in the eighth inning Wednesday and struck out with the bases loaded. Braun had been limited to pinch-running duty Tuesday before taking batting practice and fly balls Wedn...

Four swings.

Four balls put into play.

Four balls traveling over the fence in fair territory.

Four runs.

A little bit of history.

One game away from a sweep.

The Milwaukee Brewers dropped a third consecutive game to the Arizona Diamondbacks, 8-2, in spectacular, rarely seen fashion Wednesday night at Miller Park, putting the Brewers one afternoon loss away from dropping all four games of the series.

Brewers right-hander Dave Bush allowed four consecuti...